If you’re looking to travel and camp more, you first need to think about how you’re going to achieve the ideal camping setup. There’s no right and wrong way to do this, but there are some fundamentals you’re going to need to get right if you want to create a camping setup that’s going to work for you and offer everything you need.
We’re camping newbies. However as we’ve been planning trips within the state we’ve come across some incredible camping spots to spend the night that made us dig into camping a little more. In this blog we’ve put together some tips that we’ve learnt on how to create the ultimate camping setup.
1. Take Portable Power Banks
The first thing you’re going to need is some portable power banks. Particularly if (like us!) you’re going to be all ‘tech-ed’ out with phones, cameras and a drone. Having portable power banks on hand means you can set up your electronic devices and play music without having to stress about running out of battery. For us, like many people, this makes up part of a good camping experience. Just because you’re camping you don’t have to go without modern commodities completely if you don’t want to.
2. Make the Space Social
The space that you create around your camp should be social. After all, that’s why most people choose to go camping. They want to spend time with the people they’re closest to in beautiful natural surroundings. If you’re sharing a site with other people, you might also want to meet new people and make friends along the way. So having the right furniture and setup will allow you to make your camping experience a bit more social; that’s the way it should be. Think comfy outdoor chairs or a hammock to relax in and a sturdy table to prepare food on and for everyone to eat at.
3. Consider a Camper for Extra Comfort
If staying in a tent doesn’t appeal to you, you could always look into getting a camper. A camper offers additional comfort while still allowing you to sleep among nature. There are many companies out there, such as Austrack Campers who sell a range of campers at different sizes with different features, depending on your needs. A camper is a big investment but if you’re going to be camping regularly, it’s something that you’ll definitely want to consider.
4. Make a Fire Pit
Making a fire pit is something that should always be done carefully and within the rules of the location in which you’re camping. Make sure to check to see if there are any fire bans in the area that you’re camping prior to starting a fire. When done right and in a safe manner, a fire pit is an essential part of the camping site. You can sit around it, play music, share stories and cook food. It’s a fantastic part of the camping experience that shouldn’t be overlooked.
5. Think About Food Storage
Food storage is something you’ll need to plan out and think carefully about. The last thing you want is for your food to be spoiled partway through your camping experience. There are plenty of resources out there online that will help you with suitable storage methods, such as using ice boxes and other storage containers. We recommend focusing on taking long life products that you don’t have to worry about keeping cool.
6. Think About the Necessities
Our final tip is to make sure you consider the ‘necessities’. Like whether you’ll have access to a toilet or drinking water. Depending on where you’re staying the campsite you’re staying at may have access to these, if not, you’ll need to consider solutions.
If you don’t have access to a toilet during your trip, you may want to consider other options, such as a portable toilet or just going straight into the bush! Peeing in the bush can be a little messy for women, so if you’re a woman who won’t have access to a toilet we’d recommend getting a female urinal device to make things easier. Lydia has a Pibella and she loves it, it’s very simple to use and it makes peeing in the outdoors easy and clean!
If you don’t have access to drinking water during your trip you’ll want to look at getting your own water filter or packing enough drinking water on you.
The ultimate camping setup is certainly within your reach, so make it happen. Be sure to tailor it to your specific needs and make the most of your next camping trip. You’ll slowly learn and make adjustments each trip until overtime you’ll have the perfect camping setup in place. Once you have that perfect setup, it’ll be much easier for you and whoever you’re camping with to have a great time.