Camping is one of those outdoor activities that can be altered according to whatever way you want. It can be done in a campground, on the beach or you can rough it out if you are a pro and go straight out in to the wilderness. Camping requires a certain level of patience, determination, motivation and a love for the outdoors. It is a great way to relax and enjoy nature whilst getting your blood running and heart pumping. If you are someone that is planning on going on their first camping trip, then here are a few tips on how you can prepare yourself with the necessities.If you are a first time camper, then the best options for camping for you would be either a camp ground or beach camping. Both these options can be very fun but are totally dependent on what you find entertaining as a person. If you are someone that loves being surrounded by greenery, then a camp ground would be best for you. If you are someone that loves the beach and everything that comes with it, then a beach camp would be ideal. Whichever you choose, the basics for camping are quite similar. Here are a few;
Vehicle requirement- it is always a better idea to take a vehicle that can hold a lot of items at the same time. The most recommended vehicle to carry a lot of goods and serve other purposes would be a Ute. This two wheel drive could be fitted with a canvas Ute cover in order to carry items and to also serve the purpose of a tent if needed. Depending on the kind of vehicle you drive, you can purchase or get a custom made cover.
For example, many places offer Nissan Patrol Ute canopy if you have such a vehicle. This makes it easier to install as it is made to fit the vehicle and ensures that only the amount that can be carried will be taken on. Once the vehicle you plan to take is sorted, and the people you plan on accompanying have been confirmed, you can then move on to making a list of the other necessities such as cooking gear, sleeping gear and entertainment.
Before preparing any of the cooking elements, it is best for you to make a list of the kind of food you can prepare. The best kind of food to prepare during a camping trip would be hot dogs, sandwiches, marshmallow s’mores and so on. However, if you are planning on actually cooking you would need to carry with you a stove, propane if needed, matches and cutleries. Also, never fail to pack in a first aid kit, extra blankets, sleeping bags, tents, flashlights, spare batteries and a lot of water.