Posted on 31 October 2012 by Kelly Campbell
When it comes to backpacking, particularly if you want to go ultralight will mean getting your pack to weigh as little as possible. The market is now full of lightweight gear that includes packs, tents sleeping bags and the like but when it comes to some essentials it is not that easy. Toiletries in particular often come in heavy duty packaging and heavy duty means heavy weight. The best way to go is to make your own ultralight backpacking toiletries kit.
Its Tactical have come up with a great way to build your own. Continue Reading
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Posted on 24 October 2012 by Kelly Campbell
You have probably been planning your trip for months possibly years and it is easy when you get caught up in the excitement of where to go to forget some of the basics for backpacking. We have found the essentials needed for backpacking from the visitor, be it in Europe or the rest of the world.
Basics for Backpacking
Backpackers travel insurance
Backpacking is different to a standard holiday abroad. Not only are you going to be away longer than your normal two week jaunt, youll no doubt be heading to a number of different countries possibly across different continents and even working. The real beauty of backpacking is that you never know exactly what youll be doing. For those travelling to places such as Australia and New Zealand theres likely to be the chance of enjoying some extreme sports; its vital that you have backpacker travel insurance that covers you for this. If youre heading to Asia or South America youll no doubt spend some time on the back of a moped or motorbike. Unfortunately accidents can happen. You must ensure you are covered for any medical treatment you may need. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 October 2012 by Kelly Campbell
A multi day backpacking checklist has been compiled by our friends at Hikerly. When going on any backpacking or hiking trip it pays to plan, plan and plan some more. After all you are most likely hiking through the wilderness where there are no phones, no shops and often no people, therefore you need to make sure you have all the essentials you need to keep you going until the end of your trip, or a period where you know you will be able to resupply, be that 1 day or 10 days. Continue Reading
Posted on 10 September 2012 by Kelly Campbell
Depending on the sort of camping you want to do, there are some essentials for camping which you may need to consider. Camping purists will often head out with nothing but a pack with a few items tucked inside and there are also those who fill their camper van with all manner of luxuries, including inflatable air beds, pillows and enough food to feed a whole campsite. There is no right or wrong way to camp, it is all dependent on what you consider to be an enjoyable trip. As long as you enjoy yourself then that is what really counts.
We have found an article from Android Travels will gives you an idea of the items you will need, from the basic to the luxury. Continue Reading
Posted on 03 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
Here is a big list of all the basic camping equipment you could bring.. depending on what kind of camp out you are planning. You may find that some of the equipment in this Camping Checklist of things to bring may not be needed, And you might not even be able to fit it all into your transport. So using this Camping Checklist as a template, narrow down your choices on what you need, not want. For ex sample basic equipment first like, tent, food, clothing etc…
I found this Camping Checklist of things to bring on Downundercamping.com.
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Posted on 02 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
What clothes to bring when camping in the wilderness
Struggling to decide what clothing you should bring with you when your out camping in the wilderness? Well don’t get caught short when camping, no matter what age or level of experience you have, you should always be aware of the basic (and not so basic) clothing to bring. From the bottom up you must be well covered and dry. So here is a little article i found called Wilderness camping clothing which gave me a rough idea on what i needed to bring when i went for a trip out into the woods. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 August 2012 by Bethany Campbell
Checklist before heading out into the woods!
Rules for surviving in the wild
If i was you, id make sure you read through as many safety tips as possible. as you don’t want to be running into any trouble while your out there exploring. I know it isn’t as easy as saying do this and you will live… its follow these rules for surviving in the wild, and you will have more understanding about wilderness survival.
I found this article by Pat McHugh at www.gundigest.com I hope you like it.
1. Send Your Itinerary to Someone Else
Always leave a detailed itinerary of where you are going and when you plan to return with someone you trust. If you change your schedule for any reason, please be sure that tell someone of that change. Continue Reading
Posted on 21 July 2012 by Patrick Fitz-Gibbon
Whilst it is lovely to put on our hiking boots and back pack and go camping in the wilderness, sometimes its not always viable. You could be taking the family or you just want an easy way to explore the outdoors. Car camping is a great when you have young children or the elderly with you. We have found a great article from joys.com that tells you what to take car camping and important things you need to consider on your first trip. Continue Reading