Camping is one of the best escapes for people who yearn for nature. And with the right company, camping can be a lot of fun and pleasurable, away from our fast-paced world. You can enjoy and find satisfaction just by sitting back and taking in nature, looking at the birds, hiking, walking along the beach to sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. But amidst all the fun, camping also requires some great planning.
Here are VroomVroomVroom’s top 6 camping recommendations and tips for campers who are planning to welcome the New Year in the wilderness or in a caravan park.
Book a campervan hire
Renting an RV or campervan is a great way to holiday. Thankfully, there are cheap and reliable RV rental and motorhome hire options available when you book with VroomVroomVroom. Just pick the right camper according to your needs.
Research your location
What you pack for a camping trip will usually depend on your destination, so only bring what you really need. Make some research on the area you are planning to explore in case the place is prone to rain or snowfall. Note that weather can be unpredictable, so it’s better to come prepared and ready than being sorry.
Know the basic camping must-haves
Enjoy the great outdoors by creating a must-bring bag with all of these basic supplies, such as first aid kit, pack of matches, rope, flashlight, maps and compass, pocket knife, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, basic toiletry kit (tissues, hand sanitizer, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap), water bottle, mosquito repellent, and some extra set of clothes and under-garments.
For a more enjoyable outdoor adventure, make sure to dress appropriately. Bring and wear cotton simple t-shirts and shorts for the heat. If you are heading out in a wet climate, you will want to bring cold weather clothing like a rain jacket and rain pants, wool socks and hiking boots.
Don’t forget to put on a hat to keep the sunlight away and wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. It’s also recommended you wear the right hiking boots or trail-running shoes. Flip-flops are best for the beach.
Bring low-tech accessories
Take the opportunity to escape from the city grind and get closer with nature. For once, abandon your gadgets. There are lots of things to do: you can curl up with your favourite book, take a few minutes to write a journal and jot down your thoughts, take a breather and go for a walk or boating. You can revisit and play some camping games and feel like a kid all over again with your friends.
Don’t forget to bring your camera
Yes, it’s the New Year, so don’t forget and get your camera out. Whether you favour taking photos on a fancy DSLR, or with your phone – go grab some shots to capture the memories!
What about you? What other items you wouldn’t want to go camping without?
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