Camping Tips For Beginners

Posted : Wednesday 27th March 2013

Gather all your camping equipment in a corner of a room and keep adding to it as you think of it.

Use basket shelves in your car for easy storage.

Store your clothes in sports bags.

Make sure all heavy items are secure and are packed at the bottom of your car boot with lighter items on top.

Take one prepared meal in a freezer meal that can be easily reheated on arrival at your destination.

Make sure you have everything you need for a drink stop like tea bags, instant coffee, sugar, condensed milk, cordial, powder, biscuits, a two litre bottle of water, matches, kettle, wet wipes and tea cloth

If you are going away for a short trip prepare your hot dishes so that you have more time to relax at your camp site and enjoy yourself.

Stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables at every chance.

List everything you will eat on the number of days you are away.

 Keep extras always on hand which includes flowers for cakes and breads, noodles, rice, beans and lentils.

Remember long life milk.

Try camping in your backyard to see how you feel about your tent and sleeping bags etc.

Your first camping gear does not have to be expensive.  It is more important that it is durable and keeps you protected from all weather conditions.

Take cutlery with you that is old and definitely won’t be missed if it doesn’t come home with you.

Keep cutlery separate from crockery by placing them in plastic containers with lids or in a tea towel in a plastic bag.

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