Top Tips For Those Who Are Going Camping for the First Time

By Hand On The Hip - Priya Raghuveer - 10/01/2016

Camping can be a very fun experience. Nothing can compare to sleeping under the stars, and the challenges that you face can make you way more resourceful. If you want to try and make the most out of your camping experience, then here are some top tips that will help you to get started.


Don’t Spend a Fortune


If you have never been camping before then you may not be sure if it is right for you or not. You need to remember that you don’t have to spend hundreds on fancy gear, and you also don’t need to worry about getting every gadget out there either. If you want to save money then why not consider asking a friend if you can borrow their tent and even chat with them to find out if they can provide you with a portable stove. If you are worried that camping might not be for you then you may want to look into glamping instead. This is a more luxurious version of camping and most of the time, you won’t have to bring your own tent.




Buy a Bigger Tent than You’ll Need


If you are planning on buying a tent then you may think that a good 4-man tent is perfect. This isn’t always the case, because when you add an air mattress or even a camping bed you will soon see that you have hardly any room left over.  The last thing that you need is for everyone to feel cranky because they have had a bad night’s sleep, so a bigger tent is always a good idea. If you want to make your life way easier, then you might want to choose a tent that has a high ceiling. When you do this, you can easily stand up inside and you can also have much more room to move around.  Tents like this can be hard to carry when travelling, so try and find one that is as compact as possible.


Night is Colder than You’d Think


The temperature at night is probably way colder than what you’d think. It’s so important that you always pack blankets and even single-use heating sheets. This will save you a lot of worry and it will also help you to be way more comfortable. If you want to stay even warmer, then think about having a thermal sleeping bag.





Ditch your Electricals


It’s more than possible for you to go camping with an electrical hook-up but this can be expensive. It can also really limit your pitching choice as well. If you want to get around this then you may want to invest in a solar charger. This is very inexpensive and it can save you a lot of hassle and stress. This website has plenty for you to choose from.


Buy Gear Out of Season


If you need to save money then why not buy your gear out of season? When you do this, you can easily get great gear without having to spend a fortune, and you can also prepare for all sorts of weather conditions.

P.S. This post is a collaborative post and not written by Hand On The Hip.

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