Camping and Clothing
CAMPING AND CLOTHING
Camp Set Up
Camping Equipment, no need to add anything there is lots of advice on the internet on camping equipment. Our advice is take tough good quality supplies and equipment if going on an extended trip. You may not find replacements if going off the beaten track. Go small and light if weight and space is an issue.
Generally as a rule when stopping for a short period of time we only put out a table and chairs. We took with us the very basic and nothing extra and managed just fine.
Only thing we will suggest is to take some old towels for cleaning messes, etc they proved very handy.
Save plastic bags for garbage.
Use really tough boxes with tight lids for packing helps keep the dirt and dust out. Make sure you can pick it up when filled.
Duct Tape is an excellent “fix it mend it, tape it” tape and is a Canadian invention
Bottled water is available just about everywhere.
Start looking for a place to camp at about 1500 with the intention to have a campsite by 1600. This allows you to make camp, cook, do laundry etc while there is still daylight and no need for lights, which attract every bug around.
Keep a journal and notes of all the things you see or do and the people you will meet.
Solar Panels we used for charging when camping. We had a long wire so we could park the car in the shade and move the solar panel in the sun.
Depend on the time of year you are going and what you plan to do. Take a good pair of hiking shoes and sandals, rain gear, warm clothes and swimming wear.
Quick drying clothes buy the best outdoor travel clothing you can afford. Clothing with sunscreen impregnated is a great advantage.
Take a washing line and pegs and coat hangers. The coat hangers are great for hanging shirts in the trees to dry.
Wash your underwear daily. We essentially take three changes of clothing. We can travel for over a month with only carry on.
Remember you are not leaving the planet. If you need something you can buy it.