As we wait for the day we are told that we can finally go outside and enjoy the great outdoors, the time has come to prepare for camping season. Making sure you and your family have the right camping gear is especially important. No one wants to find out that they do not have the correct camping gear when they are in the middle of the woods. To make sure you have the correct gear, here are a few items to consider before heading out.
1. Choose a Sturdy Backpack
When you are choosing a backpack, you want to choose one that will hold up for the long haul. Make sure it is sturdy enough to hold your camping gear. You do not want to have a backpack that has rips or tears in it, because that can lead to wet clothes, fire starters or other supplies. I recommend 35Lines Brellapacks. They are light weight, sturdy, has plenty of room for your gear and has a pop up umbrella to keep you shaded from the sun and dry from the rain.
2. Make Sure You Have the Right Shoes
You want to make sure you choose a shoe that is waterproof and will provide plenty of support. Regular shoes will not hold up or offer the comfort that hiking boots will. Try to choose or show that is waterproof. You want to make sure to keep your feet warm and dry during your hiking trip.
Before choosing a tent, do a little research on what they best one would be for you. Make sure you pick one that is durable and light weight. Make sure there is enough room for you and your partner. Tents come in many sizes and types. Make sure you take the time to choose the right tent for you.
4. Seeping Bags
Selecting the right sleeping bag is also very important! You want to do your research on them as well. They come in various types, sizes, thickness.. you want to make sure you choose the correct one for the environment you will be camping in. During the Summer months, some sleeping bags are best when camping in temperatures of 35 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Three-season bags are best between 10 degrees Fahrenheit and 35 degrees Fahrenheit while winter sleeping bags are specially designed for temperatures of 10 degrees Fahrenheit or colder. You may also want to invest in a sleeping pad. This will make sleeping on the ground much more comfortable.
5. First Aid Kits
This should be one of the very first things that you pack in your camping gear. You want to make sure you have all the essentials, such as, bandages, gauze, anti-biotic ointments and pain relievers. Most stores have premade First Aid Kits available to buy. The items in those kits will vary, so make sure your read what the box contains before purchasing.
6. Flashlights and Lanterns
While out camping you will want more than just a campfire for light. Make sure you pack a couple of lanterns for your camping trip. Maybe choose one that is waterproof and has a bug zapper-built in. 35Lines has 3 different lanterns that are great for camping.
Waterproof Outdoor Lantern with Bug Zapper is wireless, has 3 different light settings, built in bug zapper, and a built in hook so you can hang in your tent.
Large Bug Zapper Lantern is a bit larger than the previous lantern listed. This lantern also has 3 different light settings, built in pull up big zapper, power bank, and has a hook built in.
Foldable Solar Light with Power Bank is compact and light weight. You can also use the power bank to charge your phone while lighting up your campsite.
As you prepare for camping season these small tips can help you save money, time and make your camping trip a lot smoother. Use this information as a guide when it comes to selecting the proper shoes, tent, sleeping bag and other important camping gear. You will be glad you did when you find you have everything you need packed into the perfect backpack. Your trip will be a success filled with wonderful memories that you will treasure for a lifetime.