Need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Or, maybe you’re hoping to convince someone in your family that there’s more to camping than their last unpleasant experience? Whatever the reason, we can help ensure you have the perfect camping trip.”
Below, we’ve shared six tips to help you put together the smoothest running camping trip possible.
1. Choose the Right Campsite
Your campsite can either make or break the entire trip. So, it’s important to do your research thoroughly and consider a number of factors before making your final choice. Consider the time of year you’re planning to go and whether your campsite of choice will be enjoyable during that season. For instance, if you’re planning a trip in the winter, you’d probably want to avoid camping at the beach, since there’ll be harsh winds bothering you and minimal opportunities to swim (unless you’re keen for an icy dip). Luckily, there are plenty of online reviews and ratings that can help you in making the right decision. Also, don’t forget to check what amenities are available at each campsite, and what activities or attractions are close by. You want to choose the perfect campsite for your needs; and taking all these things into account will help you make the right choice.
2. Draft an Agenda
The right activities can truly take your camping trip from being only ‘meh’ to one of your most memorable holidaying experiences ever. So, if you want to make sure that your whole crew’s having fun on the trip, it’s a good idea to get everyone together beforehand and draft an agenda (with some flexibility, of course). Remember to get input from everyone, because it’s important to make sure that all interests are being accounted for- and that includes the kids. Don’t be afraid to try new things or take the road less travelled. Your schedule doesn’t have to be jam-packed either; after all, you’re on holiday! Leaving room for a few lazy days at the campsite is a great idea, especially if you’re going to be busy doing other action-packed activities every other day.
3. Use a Checklist to Pack
Most of us have probably experienced arriving at our holiday destination only to discover that we’ve forgotten to pack something integral. On a camping trip, this can put you in a sour mood- and depending on what you’ve forgotten, it can make completing certain tasks a little bit harder. That’s why camping checklists are such a good idea. If you’ve packed according to a checklist, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have all the essentials on hand. Luckily, we’ve prepared the ultimate camping checklist for you to refer to down below:
4. Prepare for Bad Weather
Bad weather is always a possibility, even in the summer. So, if you want to avoid having to nap all day once undesirable weather conditions hit and cancel your plans, make sure you prepare for bad weather- and not just by bringing the right clothes. Bring along some board games, books or arts and crafts activities for some backup fun in the worst-case scenario. Also keep in mind that there are plenty of outdoor activities that work just as well in the rain as they do when it’s clear out, like fishing, kayaking and canoeing.
5. Think About Meals
Some people absolutely dread the food situation on camping trips. But the truth is, campsite chow doesn’t have to be plain, boring or unsatisfying. Depending on what you plan on doing for your trip, you can take several different approaches to the daily meal fiasco. For instance, if you’re planning on having a jam-packed schedule, you can prepare meals beforehand. On the other hand, if you don’t have the time to cook up a storm a couple of days before your trip, you can always invest in some camp cookware essentials. This will allow you to cook a bunch of delicious, hearty, and nutritious camping recipes throughout your trip, so you can enjoy freshly cooked food every other day.
5. Plan an Early Arrival
Some campsites operate on a first come, first served basis. Needless to say, rocking up too late to one of these campsites can really put a spanner in the works of your whole trip. If you want to avoid the disappointment that comes from missing out on a spot and having to re-think certain aspects of your trip, you should always make sure to go to bed early the night before and leave early the next morning, so you can arrive bright and early and successfully snag a spot. Alternatively, if you want a guaranteed spot at a campsite, you can always make a booking at a campsite that accepts them.
Prepare for Your Next Outdoor Adventure with Supex Products
The right gear makes a major difference when it comes to the quality of your camping trip. At Supex Products, we offer everything you’ll need to make your next camping trip the most memorable one yet. Our range of campsite accessories includes everything from tents and shelters to camping furniture, cast iron cookware, rope and shock cord and much more. Moreover, we can always guarantee durable, functional and long-lasting equipment that will ensure to last numerous camping trips against the harsh Australian conditions.
To get your hands on camping essentials, head into your nearest Supex Products stockist today!