When preparing for a camping trip, whether it’s a week in the countryside with the whole family or roughing it at a music festival with some friends and some beers, it’s vital that you get the basics right; you may be spending your nights in the great outdoors, but that’s no reason not to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
First of all, your tent needs to be as spacious as possible; it can be very difficult to enjoy any camping trip, no matter what the length, if you don’t have the space you need to properly relax. Find out how many people are expecting to stay in your tent and then add one on for luck. If four of you are making a weekend of it, then a five-person tent would be just what you need to ensure there’s enough room to store all that other camping gear!
So now that your tent is sorted, it’s time to find the furniture with which to furnish it. The Highland Trail camping chairs are not only surprisingly comfortable, but very lightweight and easy to pack away too. The addition of a small holder for cups and cans in the armrest is an added touch of camping luxury, and the Lichfield inflatable lounger is a heaven-sent way to relax with a good book while the kids are running off that delicious picnic.
Speaking of picnics, there are a few handy items you could use to prepare and share your meals more easily. This Vango Brisbane kitchen unit is easy to assemble, and its ventilated sides mean it’s an ideal place to put the cooking stove while you set up the Highland Trail picnic table. Now the whole family can sit around the table and enjoy their taste of the great outdoors.
When the night draws in and it’s time to prepare for a comfortable night’s rest, the first thing to do is to set up the sleeping areas, before it gets too dark to properly see what you’re doing! A couple of inflatable airbeds will ensure that you don’t have to spend a night on the hard ground; it’s a tough test for even the hardiest back. With a range of comfortable sleeping bags available too in both single and double, you’re sure to stay warm and comfortable on those colder nights.
So with all you’ll need for that next brave expedition, or just that night in the local park, the only question remaining is: where will you go? Why not share some of your favourite camping trip ideas in the comments section and hopefully inspire other budding campers to have a great weekend away!