There are two types of people in the world when it comes to camping – those who love it and those who loathe it. If you are one of those people who love camping, you may find some useful hints and tips in the following post. Funnily enough though, even if you loathe the idea of camping, this post may also be a help to you. Why? We are going to look at some easy and clever ways to make camping a more enjoyable experience for all involved.
Solar Bank Chargers
Although the main goal of camping may be to get away from normality for a while, it is likely you don’t want to cut yourself off completely. What do you do then if your phone or other devices run out of charge when you are in the middle of nowhere, so that you can keep the bare minimum of contact? Well, if you arrived at your camping location with your car, you could, in theory, charge your phone in your car. However, using your car’s battery may not be the smartest move, particularly when it comes to leaving and discovering that you’ve drained it. What if you do not have a car? In both scenarios, it is best to invest in a solar power bank. In a similar way to other power bank charges, these help to charge your devices, but utilise sunlight and daylight to source their power.
How comfortable your camping setup is very important, generally, to whether or not it will be an enjoyable experience. Although space is limited in a tent, there are still accessories you can invest in that will provide comfort without taking up too much room. Camping pillows are a perfect example of a simple accessory that can lift the whole camping experience from just being a good one to a great one. With so many out there, you are bound to find one that matches your colour preference, budget and whether you want a firm one or a soft one.
Ferro Rod or Easy Fire Start Kit
Fire is one thing that can add a touch of rustic luxury and charm to a camping trip. It’s also good for survival purposes, keeping warm on a cold night, being able to cook food, boil water, and more. Just because you are out in the middle of nowhere and (mostly) away from civilization, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the warmth, a nice hot cuppa and a delicious meal. Ferro rods are handy little fire starters to have, that are made from metallic materials that when struck by a sharp edge or rough surface, spark with a temperature of often more than 3,000-degrees Fahrenheit. They’re often included in survival kits which can come in handy in case anything happens, such as getting lost in the woods. Survival websites like Know Prepare Survive go into more detail on what kind of equipment can come in handy if you find yourself lost or stuck. For the most part, a good firestarter is often just what you need to get by.
One of the worst things about camping is how difficult it can be staying clean and refreshed. As amenities are often sparse, and hugely dependant on where you actually camp, you may not have access to a shower or bath. Camping showers are a great solution to this problem and you will find that there are different types out there for different budgets and preferences. If you find a large enough container, you can take plenty of safe water to shower in with you. Some of the showers are powered by solar energy. To help you figure out which is best for you, check out these recommended camping showers.