Stripped-back eco-friendly holidays where you can escape the 24/7 21st century are all the rage, but who wants to deal with tepid food and a cold, uncomfortable tent? Fortunately, taking a walk on the wild side doesn’t have to mean doing without home comforts.
Here are some tips for bossing your wild camping holiday so you can have the best of both worlds.
Sort the Camp Kitchen
Most people focus on hot food when camping, but actually, access to cold storage can sometimes be more critical and frequently overlooked.
Consider a robust cooler that you can plug in or a mini-fridge. Wondering how you’ll power all this on a camping trip? Easy. Get a solar generator.
A solar generator can allow you to power mini-fridges and coolers while still keeping you off-grid. They keep food products and drinks cold, so you don’t have to dumb down your menu.
A solar generator is essentially a portable power station – like a large battery that stores energy – charged by small solar panels. It’s easy to move around and transport.
The best solar generator is travel-friendly and allows you to add storage capacity so you can always have power when you need it. Go ahead and pack the salmon and ditch the canned meat—with a cooler and solar generator, you can.
Chillax in Comfort
It’s amazing how many people focus on the tent, their bed, and the camping stove and forget how much time they want to spend sitting outside talking, eating, and relaxing.
Choose some good camping chairs – there is a huge variety of folding, reclining, and even inflatable chairs. For the best experience, you can sling a camping hammock between two trees, and these are not difficult to set up.
Outdoor comfort is really important as you’ll be spending long hours on your feet exploring. Choose designs that fold away and reduce in size for easy transit.
If you are a newbie to camping, also make sure you know the basics of staying safe. You can’t chillax if you’re constantly worried about dangers in the wild.
Pick the Right Tent
A good tent is the lynchpin of your camping trip. Tents usually come rated for three seasons (spring, summer, and fall) or four seasons for cold climates and severe conditions.
Three-season tents are lightweight and include mesh panels to promote airflow in hot temperatures. They also retain heat in cooler locations and are sturdy enough to withstand wind.
Four-season tents can withstand cold conditions, wind, and snow. These are mountaineering tents; they are heavyweight with dense fabrics and solid poles to keep them stable.
Discover the joys of wild camping and ditch virtual reality for the reality of Mother Nature and this beautiful planet.
Paying attention to your trip details will pay you back in spades. Purists maintain that wild camping isn’t wild if you have home comforts, but it can be whatever you want it to be.
With adequate food storage, reclining chairs, and tents suited for your climate, you’ll be ready to boss this camping trip.