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Tips for Campers

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Camping is a great way to spend some time away from the pressures and noises of the modern world, but it’s also the sort of holiday that requires a lot more preparation than it would if you were staying in a hotel. You have to pack enough to last you whilst making sure you don’t pack too much, and for the more casual camper it can seem like there’s a lot of information to take on. Really, there are just a few important titbits of information that you need to take away in order to have a great time, so let’s take a look at some of them here.

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Sleeping Bags
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When you go camping, a sleeping bag is a necessity, but sleeping bags aren’t always guaranteed to keep you warm through the night. Sleeping bags tend to be made with different seasons in mind, so if you don’t pick the right one you could be in for either for a very cold, uncomfortable night indeed. When looking for a sleeping bag, ask around for advice and recommendations to make sure you don’t get saddled with a dud. A sleeping bag needs to be able to keep you insulated and warm to ensure a good night’s sleep in the great outdoors, so always assume the worst with the weather and make sure that your sleeping bag is good for a lower temperature than you’re expecting.

foodTake the right food

Trekmates Expedition Breakfast

This varies slightly depending on what sort of camping trip you’re taking, but it remains that you need to take the right kinds of food and drink with you. If you’re travelling in an RV then you will have a lot more options available to you, whereas if you’re camping in a tent you need to be a lot more practical. Take foods that are able to withstand the elements and make sure that you only take what you need. Before you leave, plan out your meals carefully and only take the relevant ingredients with you. Long-lasting dry foods are always a good choice too and can make for good snack foods, such as dried fruit and crackers. When it comes to drink, you must make sure that you have clean water at all times; if you’re taking water from the lake then it needs to be purified.

bootAppropriate Clothing

Regatta Men’s Formation Mid X-Lt Walking Boots

jacketGelert Ladies St Kitts Jacket

It may sound obvious, but it’s amazing how many people go camping without the right clothing and footwear. It’s easy to forget how unforgiving the outdoors can be, and people don’t always consider that they need to stay warm and dry at all times. Make sure you’re prepared with a good set of diverse, practical clothes; including waterproofs, layers such as jumpers and jackets, and sturdy footwear. The right footwear is crucial to staying comfortable and keeping yourself safe while camping, especially if you plan to do a lot of walking around. A good, sturdy pair of walking boots, which you can easily get from somewhere like Yeomans Outdoors, will help you get across difficult terrain such as muddy landscapes and rocky ground.

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