Preparing for the Outdoors: A Guide to Camping
Whenever you intend to go camping a certain amount of planning that has to be done so things go smoothly and domestic disputes don’t occur. The following article was written to assist campers plan for getting out and about and to enjoy the great out doors of Australia from my own experiences.
I only hope you will enjoy your experiences of camping as my family continues to do.
There are three golden rules that must be followed when having a trip or holiday.
These are to have:
- A good night’s sleep,
- Eat well, and
- Dress according to the conditions.
If you follow these three rules then a good time should be had by all.
The equipment required for camping and care of it has been split up into sections, so that each section can be dealt with separately.
This guide has been separated under the following headings:
- Kitchen Equipment
- Vehicle Preparation & Four Wheel Drive Equipment
-Winches & Recovery Equipment
- Keeping Food
- Sleeping Equipment
-Cleaning of Sleeping Bags
-Storage of Sleeping Bags
-What to sleep on
-Storage of Self Inflating Mattresses
-Back Packing Tents
-Family Dome Tents
-Cabin Style Tents
-Roof top tents
- Cooking & lighting
- Introduction to bushwalking
- Check Lists