As it appears like summer is lastly on the way, I believed I ‘d put together a couple of suggestions for those who are considering giving outdoor camping a shot. Like many things it certainly gets easier the more you do it, so thought I ‘d share a couple of suggestions and techniques that I have actually discovered over the last couple of years.
Select your tent thoroughly! Opt for the best you can pay for and choose what you want from it. We desired lots of area, to be able to stand and a camping tent that was easy to pitch. This led us to a tunnel style. It deserves going along to an outdoors store and getting some advice (even if you wind up purchasing from ebay!).
For a very first trip do not bite off more than you can chew! Select a website not too far from house and only go for a couple of nights. If you dislike it you can go house and, if you like it, you can book a longer journey as soon as you return.
Practise putting your camping tent up before you go. Without doubt pitching your camping tent is among the most stressful times of the holiday (especially in the wind and/or rain) and frequently results in the very first argument of the vacation.
The 2nd argument usually occurs when you attempt and fit the camping tent back in the bag. So again, practise, practise, practise. Or at least attempt to keep in mind how it came out of the bag …
One of the difficulties of camping is keeping your food and drinks cool, especially on a non powered website. We normally take a large cool box with additional ice blocks. The majority of campsites have a freezer you can use to keep your blocks frozen, you can then turn them with the defrosted ones. Likewise, freeze meat and milk prior to you go, that way they stay cold longer and keep your coolbox chilled.
Talking of food-if it’s your first time cooking outside keep it simple. There’s absolutely nothing incorrect with pasta, hamburgers and sausages and so on. You can likewise prepare basic meals in the house (eg chilli, spag bol, curry) and just heat them up for the opening night.
An excellent torch is a should for night time toilet trips (and visits to the local pub). A good idea to have a quickly available light in your tent.
Layers! When camping you can experience a range of temperature levels in a day. Walking pants are good as they dry quickly. I wear long sleeved running tops layered with thin fleeces and a cushioned gilet. Thermals benefit night time. Keep in mind hat, gloves and thick socks.
To keep warm at night it’s important to have a thick layer underneath you. If you do not sleep or are cold you’re not likely to delight in the entire experience.
If you’re not sure-just ask! The outdoor camping fraternity are a mainly friendly bunch. Everyone was brand-new as soon as so do not hesitate to ask if you require help or guidance (or to obtain extra pegs or a mallet).