Organized camping is a kind of vacation that has fanatical fans all over the world and brings people closer to the natural environment away from the comforts of the modern city, for many these are the real vacation. No matter how we do it nowadays because of the financial
Many have turned to camping as the most economical accommodation solution. So this article is dedicated to the equipment that a good camper should have as well as some tips to make your life easier in the countryside.
There are many facilities for organized camping made to accommodate campers and provide them with some amenities such as electricity, kitchens, toilets, showers, dining areas, mini market etc. , most of the time at a good price and commensurate with what they offer.
A good way to save money when buying camping equipment is to record our needs and categorize them based on our priorities. We start with the basics:
1. The tent should be comfortable made of durable waterproof and windproof material. Its size must be larger than the people you expect to stay in it because inside the tent you will have the personal luggage of each person. It is also important that the tent has a screen in front, back and top so that it is properly ventilated. Optionally for security reasons you can put a padlock on the zippers that open the entrance to the tent. A mat is also necessary which will be placed in front of the entrance of the tent to keep its interior clean from dust.
2. Sleep is basic and for this you should take proper care by buying the right sleeping bag a good substrate or if you deem it necessary an inflatable mattress. The inflatable mattress, although it will make the night more comfortable, increases the volume of your luggage. Apart from the equipment you will have, your sleep will become much more comfortable if you pay attention to where you set up the tent. The ground should be level if this is not possible then prefer to put the side where your head is at the highest point. Also remove stones and sticks that can create protrusions under the tent.
3.Personal items and clothes. In camping most “things” are a matter of space. For clothing you should be very careful what you want to take with you and which of them is necessary depending on the season. For your personal hygiene you will definitely need towels, a waterproof toiletry bag with body and hair cleanser, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, toilet paper and a detergent to wash your clothes. You can take with you coffee, tea, sugar, shaker or thermos, bottled water, gas stove, kettle, portable refrigerator, plastic cutlery, glasses and dishes, nuts, cans, foil and garbage bags. It would be good to have a first aid kit with you, especially if the nearest pharmacy is far away. Some painkillers, antihistamines, ammonia, sunscreen, mosquito repellent and antiseptic are needed.
4.Extra sticks a small hammer and extra skin will be useful to you and sometimes they will get you out of a difficult situation. A multi-tool knife and matches or lighter are also essential. For the night you will definitely need a flashlight and or candles.
Tips to make your stay a little easier.
It is very important that the place where you will set up your tent has shade without moisture and that the sun does not “hit” it at sunrise because you will be forced to wake up early due to heat. If you are camping in winter you should choose a place that is away from water and exposed to the sun most of the day.
For extra insulation and waterproofing you can place an oilcloth under the tent.
It would be good to have a tree near the stage so that with a skin and a few clothespins you can spread your towels or whatever else you want to dry.
At the top of the tent inside you can place a small fan for more coolness during the day.
You can add baking soda to repel ants and burn Greek coffee on foil to store mosquitoes. You can also throw sulfur around the tent which is insect repellent.
If the power supply is far from you there are also chargers for mobile phones with solar panels, as well as solar lamps – flashlights. Candles at night are better than light bulbs because they do not attract mosquitoes and other insects.
If you decide to camp in the winter it is good to buy a tent with double cloth and high waterproofing, low in height and smaller in size so that in case of strong winds it dissolves and is more stable. Have warm clothes and underwear, waterproof shoes and jackets, fleece, gloves, hat, sleeping bag made of warmer material and waterproof matches.
Organized camping is something that requires your personal organization to be successful and to have the best and most enjoyable time. Certainly practice helps the more times you camp, the more experienced you become, you learn yourself and what you need and what is not close to nature depending on the season. Today most of the organized facilities that exist, are modern enough and cover most needs so that we do not need many things. All you have to do is contact them and find out what facilities they have and what the needs of the area are during your stay.