No matter how busy of a lifestyle you have, one should always find the time to explore the great outdoors. Exposing ourselves to the health benefits of nature on a regular basis is of vital importance, which is why so many Australians are choosing to relax in nature. According to a new research released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia, every year, more and more people are getting involved in caravanning and camping which is great. This means that Australians are starting to understand the benefits they can get from going outdoors and making the most of our beautiful surroundings.
Camping itself, doesn’t need to be complicated, although, for beginners, it can get a little overwhelming, especially when it comes to the large selection of camping gear. To be able to take the most of your outdoor experience, preparation is key.
Firstly, one of the most basic things you will need is a comfy and cosy shelter, just like your home, which is why comfort and quality should be some the first things you take into account when choosing a sleeping bag or a tent. When it comes to choosing a tent, all it takes is having the basic requirements in mind and the weather conditions as well. Beach tents, for example, are designed for hot weather conditions, while tents for winter camping are meant for cooler days, however, you can use the latter either way. Quick to set up and pack up too, tents for winter camping (available in different sizes) are designed for both weekend and longer trips as they are comfortable, durable, and usually made out of waterproof and breathable material.
Sleeping bags also come in a plethora of different materials, sizes, and properties, so the one you choose will depend mainly on your personal preferences. A mattress is also an option you can have in mind if you want to have a good night’s sleep.
Being properly dressed (depending on the weather conditions) also matters, meaning during warmer months having a light and breathable clothing is of vital importance, and when camping in winter, having warm clothing and perfectly insulated shoes should be your priority.
At the end, whatever you plan to take on your camping experience should depend on your needs, the climate, and the area in general. And don’t forget about the additional camping necessities such as a first aid kit, hygiene supplies, flashlights and a multipurpose knife.