Equipment You Need For A Comfortable Camping
Like all modern day people who are sick and tired of the buzzing noises and mysterious smells of the big city, I like to take my time and go explore the great big outdoors. So much so that I have become quite proficient in providing valuable information to new time campers as to the proper materials they are going to need if they wish to have a comfortable camping experience.
First and foremost I would like to state, that unless we deduce the nature of your comfortable camping trip, we cannot successfully ascertain the necessary supplies needed for the particular nature trip. By this I mean will you be going in the woods, a mountain like place or near a lake? You this this is very important to know when you start packing your car. Because I cannot be aware of your particular predicament, I am going to postulate a simple, basic yet effective supplies manual along with some information about the usage, maintenance and importance of each and every supply you will need, starting with:
Your tent must be big enough to fully facilitate your body and probably the bodies of the other participants involved in the project. The material should be strong, durable and preferably wind/snow/fire resistant as well. Of course the design and model of the tent is a choice, best left for you, and you alone. Although if you ask me I would get me some of those old school tents with the roofy outlook.
Now bringing your own gas burner might sound like a good idea, but by doing so you are missing the whole idea or ‘hiking’ and being a ‘wild person’. The best thing to do is to bring supplies related to starting a fire. Starting your own fire is a great experience, but just remember not to start any forest fires. Your fire must be surrounded by all sides, with big – pointy rocks.
You never want to be in the dark, especially in the woods. There as bad things happening to people who forget to bring their torchlights and end up lost, hurt or even worse. Always carry a light-producing device with you at all times, as well as extra batteries just in case.
A Sleeping Bag
Again the question remains – what will your hiking destination be? For example, if you are going somewhere during the summer, it is best to back a ‘light’ sleeping bag. If you are going somewhere cold, the logical thing to do is to bring a more fortified sleeping bag, a sleeping bag that would keep you warm and comfortable. Always double-check your sleeping bag for scorpions and other nasty critters that might compromise your otherwise pleasant experience.
Luckily we live in such a day and age, where you can get all three of those irreplaceable survival devices in one big, super device! Of course I am talking about having a smartphone that has those particular functions available.
A knife can come very handy in some particular situations. It is good for digging holes if the need might arise, cut ropes, self-defense etc. Just make sure to bring a real camping knife and not a kitchen one. Remember, better have a knife and don’t need it, than to don’t have one and the worse happens.
Author Bio: Jack Sheamus is passionate freelance blogger and traveler. He currently works in the support team of EndOfTenancyCleaner and he loves his job because he earns enough money to travel a lot.