Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Camping

Outdoor Camping

Outdoor Camping?

Outdoor camping is a great way to get back to nature and enjoy an abundance of fresh air, friendly people, beautiful surroundings, and the simple joy of being outdoors. It is also an affordable way to enjoy your time with family and friends. Expeditions are a great way to experience the outdoors and will provide you with memories you’ll keep for a lifetime.

• Tent • Sleeping bag • Mat • Cooking utensils (e.g. plate, spoon, fork) • Stove • Fuel (petrol, matches) • Water filter/purifier or other water sterilization method • Camp shower bag with a hot water bottle • First-aid kit • Towels and change of clothes for each person • Portable toilet (e.g. composting toilet) • Campsite electric hookup • Clothing suitable for the weather conditions • Portable home phone to stay in touch with loved ones back home

Tips For Outdoor Camping

  1. Be prepared. Have your camping checklist ready when packing your bags.
  2. Plan in advance. Research your chosen adventure before you go, so that you can enjoy the trip and have a good time without being caught off guard by things like local weather and road closures.
  3. When driving around remote areas, stay alert for wildlife, which may run across the road in front of you at any moment.
  4. Be kind to the environment. Leave no trace of your having been there for future campers, and take all rubbish with you when you leave.
  5. Be safe: Be aware of your surroundings and let family members know where you are going, how long you will be there, and when you expect to return home.
  6. Be alert: accidents happen when you’re not paying attention.
  7. Know how to treat an injury (e.g. broken leg) before you go, so that you won’t be caught off guard by an unexpected injury.
  8. Take along basic first-aid supplies (e.g. bandages) in case of an injury or snake bite.
  9. Bring along a map and compass so that you can know where you are and get back to your car safely, if necessary.
  10. Bring along some reading material so that you can spend time in your tent reading a book or listening to a podcast, rather than staring at the roof of your tent all day waiting for nature to take its course.
  11. Don’t forget to bring along a camera so that you can capture some great memories along the way.
  12. Pack layers of clothing, so that you have options for changing depending on the weather − this is especially important if you are going on a multi-day trip.
  13. When planning your meals, put a few carbohydrates, protein, and fat into each meal to meet your daily requirements and to help keep your body fueled throughout the day.
  14. Find out about local road rules and conditions, which may be different from those you are used to (e.g. if you are visiting an island state, such as Tasmania).

Camping Stove

If you're planning on doing any cooking while camping, you'll need a camping stove. There are various types available, so choose one that best suits your needs. Make sure to pack enough fuel for your trip.

Flashlight or Lantern

A flashlight or lantern is a must-have for any camping trip. It will be used for nighttime bathroom trips, setting up camp in the dark, and checking your gear at night. taktelt bil Choose a light that's bright enough to see well with but not so bright that it will bother your campsite neighbors.

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is always a good idea, no matter where you're camping. Make sure to pack supplies for common problems like headaches, stomachaches, and minor cuts and scrapes. It's also a good idea to include any prescription medications you take.