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When it comes to holidays, camping is one option that many people choose. It can be a great budget-friendly option for groups of people, couples or families. As well as being a fun way to spend some time off work. Camping is an option that has grown in popularity over the past few years with many people choosing to stay in this country rather than jump on a plane.
Camping essentials you need this summer
If you are considering camping for the first time, you might be wondering what camping essentials you need. So I wanted to share with you the camping essentials you need to embrace a camping holiday this summer.
A decent backpack
When going on any camping expedition and holiday, it is important to have a decent backpack. The chances are this backpack will need to hold everything you need for your time away. So this might include camping essentials, clothing, food, and water. It would be best to have something that can carry a large capacity but is still comfortable for you to carry for long periods of time if you are planning on hiking or doing some wild camping. It might also be worth making sure that the backpack is waterproof and can carry everything you need it to. Make sure you pack it in advance to avoid any problems before you set off.
Another thing to think about would be the tent. You will want to find a tent that will work for you. It might be that you need a tent that sleeps a certain amount of people or has separate rooms where you can get some privacy or have some living space. Your tent is the holiday accommodation, so you will want to make sure that you get the right thing for you. There are plenty of options that you can choose from online.
Another camping essential you will need is a sleeping bag. Camping, even in the summer, can often mean cool nights and when you are sleeping in just a tent you will want to ensure that you can stay warm.
Many people who go camping like to go back to basics which often means cooking on the campsite. It doesn’t necessarily mean you are going to be cooking over an open flame, but it does mean that you might be on a campsite with an electric hookup. You can buy some great camping stoves and use other cooking essentials like kettles and toasters. Some people who don’t go to a campsite with electric hookup will use a gas can where you can still use a stove to cook and heat up water. You can get some great camping pots and pans, plates and cups, as well as the cutlery that you can use.
Chairs and a table
Another thing you will want to consider is having chairs and a table. The table can be useable for cooking as well as eating. You can get some great camping chairs that are perfect for sitting and relaxing outside of your tent. If you are going with your children then it is essential to have some home comforts to keep everyone happy.
It is important that you have a water bottle that has clean and drinkable water in it and then perhaps separate other water bottles that you can use for cooking. You can get insulated water bottles that will either keep water hot or keep it cool in the summer months, depending on when you are travelling. It can be a great way to have water with you when you need it.
No one knows what the weather will be like for you. The UK summer has been known to involve a lot of rainfall or downpours when you least expect it. So it would be best to make sure your outerwear is waterproof. Of course, you don’t always want to be wearing waterproofs, but if you have options that will easily slide over your clothes you know you can be comfortable and dry. The rain can clear quite quickly in the summer, so at least then you have dry clothes to enjoy the rest of your day.
Finally, when camping you often might find yourself wanting to explore and go on walking adventures, so it could be worth investing in some hiking or walking boots. They offer support and comfort whenever needed. You will be walking on rough terrain, and these boots are built for those types of conditions while offering support for your feet and muscles.
I hope this helps you when heading on a camping holiday this summer.