Camping is meant to be all about getting back to basics, enjoying the great outdoors, getting in touch with nature, sitting around a camp fire perhaps and just simply having a great time away from the comforts of home.
If you have walked into a camping store recently, you may feel a little overwhelmed with the abundance of gear and gadgets available – don’t be fooled into thinking you need all that stuff! Sure, some of the gear available is pretty nifty and may potentially make your camping adventures a little more comfortable, but do you really need it all? No, of course not.
For many, the illusion that a camping trip (either long or short) requires a trailer full of gear and hours of planning may deter them from taking shorter trips, often considering it ‘more hassle than its worth’. Well, they may want to consider this: one of the biggest lessons that camping can teach you is to improvise, so the trailer full of gear and gadgets may just be a little overkill.
A weekend camping trip can easily be done with a minimal amount of planning and by simply taking only the very basic gear with you. The key is choosing your campsite and making it work for you!