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The Best Lighting Sources For Camping

LIGHT UP THE NIGHT WITH OUR TIPS AND ADVICE FOR CAMPSITE LIGHTING.

There’s a certain magic to the night when we’re camping. We’re able to stars that most of us can’t view from our backyards and even familiar objects have a different feel in the dark. And while we may relish our time away from

being immersed in lit rooms, we still need to see to find our way around camp or the trail. Fortunately, there are many ways to light the night to not only for it to be safe, but to make it fun to play in the dark.

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LANTERNS

When it’s dark and you need enough light in camp to be able to cook, read, or play games with the family, a centrally placed lantern, either sitting on a table or suspended on its own stand, is an excellent way to go. Lanterns have

been around for decades, but the technology has changed dramatically.

The comforting hiss of the gas lantern brings back memories for many campers. Run on a variety of fuels, including liquid fuel (such as white gas or regular gasoline), propane, or butane (with some offer duel fuel burning options so

you can use what is most convenient for you), a gas lantern is hands-down the best way to light a larger space. Its brightness allows you to do practically any task within camp without difficulty.

But there are few downsides to these tried and true camping fixtures. While some people enjoy the sound of the lantern, others find it too noisy. And there are more parts that can be fussy or may fail, including the cloth mantel that

may fall apart when you need them most, which is why you should always carry extras with you. Gas lanterns do operate with combustion so they do give off some heat, and while this is not always a bad thing on a chilly night, you

have to be extra cautious around children so they don’t touch it and burn themselves. Plus, gas lanterns should never be used in a tent or small, enclosed space due to the increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

LED

If you’re not comfortable with gas lanterns, the electric LED versions have made leaps in efficiency over the years. While not quite as bright as their gas counterparts, many of the models do an excellent job of lighting the camp.

When looking for a strong enough LED light, look for lumens rating, which indicates the intensity of the light. If you want something to brighten the inside of the tent, using a light ranging around 100 lumens will do the trick. If you

want to illuminate the entire campsite, look for something closer to 300 lumens.

Solar lanterns are a newer light source, and while they do not provide close to the illumination of either the gas lamp or LED lantern, they are handy to provide a soft light to the tent or camp table. They also are often very portable

with blow-up lanterns that can be crushed down to fit in a pack and blown up like a small balloon to sit on the table. They even float.

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HEADLAMPS

When you need a way to function in the dark without encumbering your hands, headlamps are the best way to go as they fit snugly on your head with elastic straps allowing you to point light where you’re looking. A headlamp

should be standard gear in any pack, whether a daypack or pack for overnight trips, since you never know when plans lead you out past dusk, and they are just as invaluable in camp.

 CHOOSING

When choosing a headlamp, consider the way you’ll use it. If you are potentially on the trail at night, use something with a rating of over 200 lumens to provide ample illumination. For camp use, like the LED lantern, something

closer to 100 lumens is adequate. Most models have a flood light, while pricier models often offer a spot beam and sometimes a strobe to save power in a pinch, or to single for an emergency.

Also consider picking a headlamp with a red light feature. Our eyes are not affected by red lights as we are with white ones, which is why astronomers use red lights to examine star charts at night, so having a red light allows you to

read without bothering your fellow campers. It’s also handy if you have to slip out of the tent at night for a bathroom run, and you don’t want to awaken the rest of your party. Just click on your red light to find your shoes and head

out the door.

Since headlamps are with you in whatever weather you’re experiencing, if you plan on being a hardcore camper regardless of the weather, you might want to find one that is more water resistant. This isn’t critical for the casual

hiker or camper who can dash to cover in a short amount of time, but if you’re out for the long haul, you want to make sure your headlamp will survive a deluge.

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FLASHLIGHTS

Like a magic wand, flashlights impart confidence lighting the path to wherever you need to go. Just like all of the other lighting choices, technology has greatly improved your lighting options. Flashlights are smaller, lighter, and

brighter making a good choice easier. For camp, choose a flashlight that isn’t so small you’ll lose it, but one that won’t be terribly cumbersome.

Bulbs in flashlights are practically obsolete with LED technology, so you simply have to choose the right brightness for what you need. A 30 or 40 lumen flashlight, such as what you’d find in a light no longer than the palm of your

hand, is more than enough for book reading or finding items in the tent. Or, you can opt for flashlights with over 3000 lumen ratings that pierce the dark with their bright beam. If you’re worried about Sasquatch lurking in the

shadows, this is the one to have.

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Inflatable Paddle Board vs Fiberglass Paddle Board: Which SUP is best for you?

Ready to jump on a stand-up paddle board this summer and see what all the buzz is about? There’s a lot of SUP options out there, but people tend to get stuck when they’re trying to decide between an inflatable paddle board and a

fiberglass paddle board. Both types offer different advantages, and one might be a better choice for you. Check out the pros and cons of both below to make your decision easier.

Pros and cons of inflatable paddle boards

The best thing about inflatable SUPs? They deflate! You can deflate the bulky board when you want to travel with it or store it, and inflate it when you’re ready to use it again. This is especially useful for people who like to travel near

and far with their SUP, as well as people with limited storage space.

However, surfers, race paddlers and touring paddlers do see a decrease in performance when it comes to inflatable stand-up paddle boards. Surfers find that inflatable boards don’t turn as quickly or easily as fiberglass boards, and

race/touring paddlers will find that inflatable boards are slightly slower than fiberglass. Inflatable boards also have a softer feel on the water, which can be a pro or con depending on the rider.

Pros: Easy to transport and travel with, lightweight, easy to store, can be more comfortable for long-term paddling, durable, easy to patch

Cons: Can take some time to inflate and deflate, slower than rigid SUPs, not as responsive or nimble

Pros and cons of fiberglass (aka hard, rigid or solid) paddle board

The biggest advantage of fiberglass paddle boards is that they don’t depend on air for rigidity. Because they have a reliably rigid feel, fiberglass stand-up paddle boards tend to offer higher performance than inflatable stand-up

paddle boards. Fiberglass boards offer responsive turning for surfers, and a smooth, fast ride to touring and race paddlers.

Traveling long distances and storing fiberglass SUPs can be a challenge, though, so be sure to have a transport and storage plan before you bring one home. Another thing to keep in mind is that fiberglass boards ding and dent

easier than inflatable boards, and can be more difficult to fix or patch.

Pros: Slightly faster than inflatable paddle boards, responsive, smooth ride, higher buoyancy for heavier riders, higher overall performance

Cons: Ding and dent easier than inflatable boards, take up a lot of space in storage, difficult to transport long distances (i.e., airline travel)

You’ve learned about the advantages and disadvantages of inflatable and fiberglass paddle boards, but there’s still so much more to learn! Check out our SUP guide to get more details about stand-up paddle boards.

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6 Steps for Teaching Kids Campfire Safety

It’s not surprising that we typically tell children to stand back while a fire is being built, even though their curiosity always seems to draw them in closer. Having a fire is a big responsibility. Yet, telling children to take a back seat in

the fire-making process means ignoring an opportunity to educate a captivated audience about campfire safety.

Consider our simple trick for turning campfire-building into a collaborative effort that reinforces basic fire principles and campfire safety. All you need is snack food and an appetite for knowledge.

While you build the real fire, encourage your child to follow along by building a mock fire out of food. You can choose to make the mock fire out of vegetables or use snack foods to take the fast track to dessert. For each part of the

fire, consider gathering the following ingredients:

1.Fire ring: Grapes or M&M’s

2.Tinder: Shaved Carrot or Shaved Coconut

3.Kindling: Thinly Sliced Cucumber or Thin Pretzels

4.Fuel: Carrot or Mini Candy Bars

5.Water to Put the Fire Out: Salad Dressing or Chocolate Syrup

After you have gathered your ingredients, walk through each step of the process.

1) Begin With The Fire Ring

For this step you might say, “The first thing we need to do find an existing fire ring. It’s important to minimize our impact and use the fire rings that are already in place for us.” Then hand a plate to your child with a fire ring already

constructed out of the M&M’s or grapes.

2) Make a Tinder Nest

Next, demonstrate how to make a tinder nest. Your child can follow along with the carrot or coconut shavings. Mention the natural fire-starting materials that can be found in the area. During this step you can have your child tag

along as you gather the actual tinder for the fire.

3) Discuss Which Fire Construction Method to Use

Are you going to be building a log cabin, teepee, lean-to, upside down campfire, or are you going to use some other method? Once you have decided on a method, explain the principles that make the method work. All fires need

oxygen, fuel, and heat. Describe how you want to prepare your materials before you start the fire. After all, a successful fire depends heavily on proper preparation.

4) Light the Fire, Add the Fuel, and Talk Campfire Safety

Light the tinder, and add the kindling first. Then, add the fuel slowly. Instruct your child to follow along and explain how you don’t want to add the big pieces too fast, otherwise they might smother the flame. Now is also a good

time to explain that small pieces of wood, smaller in diameter than an adult’s wrist, are the best size to use. Burning smaller pieces of wood ensures that the fuel can be completely reduced to ash.

It’s important not to move firewood over large distances, because it might introduce a tree-killing insect to a new area. Demonstrate a good size fire to have and emphasize the risks of building a fire that’s too big. Stress campfire

safety and explain the consequences of careless choices.

5) Drown Out Your Fire

Show your child how to douse the fire out. They can use the dressing or chocolate sauce for this step. Pour a little on the food and then illustrate how you need to stir the water into the ashes. Then, add a little more syrup or

dressing. Describe what the fire should feel like when it’s completely out. It should be completely cool to the touch. Since extinguishing a fire completely is such an important part of campfire safety, it’s good to place extra emphasis

on this step.

6) Enjoy Your Work

Gather the family around the campfire, tell a story or two, and let your child eat their mock campfire.

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Backcountry Camping, Car Camping and Dispersed Camping: What’s the difference?

If you’re just starting to get into the great-outdoor hobby of camping, you might be getting a little overwhelmed by the gear lists, location options and safety precautions. Don’t let all of the unknowns scare you — we have all the info

you need to tackle those concerns. But what about the different types of camping? You may have heard people talking about backcountry camping, car camping and dispersed camping; what’s the difference? And which type of

camping is best for you? I’ll cover the three most common types of camping here.

What is backcountry camping?

Anytime you spend the day hiking and then spend at least one night in the wilderness far away from a road or any kind of development, you’re backcountry camping. Backcountry camping requires carrying all of your camping gear,

food, water and safety gear in your backpack. It also entails setting up camp either at a designated backcountry camping site or in an area where backcountry camping is allowed.

Backcountry camping is a great choice for people who have the proper gear and have a good understanding of wilderness safety and navigation. If you’re prepping for a backcountry camping trip.

What is car camping?

When someone refers to the type of camping they do as “car camping,” they mean that they load up their car with all of the gear they need for at least one night of camping and drive to the campsite where they will be staying. Car

camping does not mean that you’re sleeping in a car,  just that you carry all of your gear in the car. Car camping gear is heavier, bulkier, and typically less expensive than backpacking and backcountry camping gear. Car camping is

generally done in campgrounds, as well.

The affordable gear and easy access to campgrounds makes car camping a great choice for campers who are just starting out.

What is dispersed camping?

Dispersed camping is kind of the “in-between” option; it strikes a nice balance between backcountry camping and car camping. Dispersed camping is camping that’s located outside of designated campgrounds and away from any

kind of amenities. National Forests are the most common areas where dispersed camping is allowed (as long as there is no sign saying otherwise). Dispersed camping is a great way to “get away from it all” without having to

backpack in or splurge on ultralight backcountry gear; and it’s free, too! If you have a 4WD vehicle, you can use forest service roads to find previously-used dispersed camping sites. Usually, you can drive right up to where you’ll be

setting up camp.

Choose dispersed camping if you aren’t ready to jump into backcountry camping, but want to get away from the people and amenities of a designated campground.

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10 Best Reasons to go Camping

Here are the top ten reasons to go camping!

10. Unplug from technology

In today’s modern society technology runs the world. You are always connected to something that’s notifying you that your old high school friend posted a video that you definitely could live without but will watch anyways.

Camping is the perfect opportunity to go where the wifi can’t follow you and remember what life is like without screens.

9. Reconnect with nature

We live on a beautiful planet and some of the most beautiful parts have been preserved in parks. You can live out your own National Geographic fantasy by exploring breathtaking mountains, rivers, canyons and waterfalls.

8. Spend quality time with family or friends

There is no bonding experience quite like a camping trip. Learning how to survive in a new environment for a couple days brings people together in an unforgettable way. Camping might be the best medicine to build relationships,

both old and new.

7. Have a new adventure every time

No two camping trips are the same. Even with the same RV in the same park, each trip is unique like a fingerprint. Camping can be a relaxing, rejuvenating experience, or a high-adrenaline adventure. It just depends on exactly what

you are looking for.

6. Relief from stress and anxiety

Camping is an opportunity to escape in a healthy way. Don’t bring work stress with you or relationship anxieties. Sometimes the best therapy is not on a long sofa couch, but actually in the great outdoors.

5. Vitamin D

Office jobs and video games promote a lot of Vitamin D deficiencies. (You know who you are.) It feels great to feel the sun soaking into your skin and a fresh breeze in your hair. Camping is a great way to force yourself to get up,

move around and intake some natural vitamins.

4. Affordable getaway

Vacationing can get expensive quickly, which can be discouraging when you are planning just a quick getaway. Camping is a great solution. This is a memorable trip that will not break the bank, but it will be totally worth every

penny you spend.

3. Make it your own

Nobody is telling you what you can and cannot do on a camping trip. While state and national parks do have certain rules about what areas are and are not open to the public, you will still feel freedom as you explore the ins and outs

of exciting trails. Camping trips are totally your own and you can customize it to whatever fits your needs.

2. Test yourself

While you are camping you will have many opportunities to push yourself outside of your comfort zone and confront something new. When you test your limits and achieve new goals you will find a unique sense of accomplishment

that can rarely be found elsewhere.

1. Don’t compromise comfort

The best part of camping is you get all the benefits without the compromise. No need to sleep on the ground or eat MREs. RV camping provides the comfort you are used to while still giving you a remote, outdoor experience.

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Your Starting Spot For Everything Camping

Beyond The Tent was started in 2013 as a family camping blog but has slowly morphed into a complete camping resource for family campers, backpackers, solo campers and much more.

My goal is to provide you not only with helpful resources to improve your camping but to inspire you to get outdoors and enjoy the nature, friendships and family experienced with camping.

Hopefully, you will find great ideas, help making the right purchases and most of all, get inspired to get back outdoors!

Download My Free Family Camping Guide

At some time or another, we were all new to camping. At this point, we need to start with the basics. Where should I go and what should I bring are two of the main questions we get here. You’ll also what to know what to expect as

well as tips on how to best enjoy your time camping. The answers to these questions and much more can be found in my free Family Camping Guide E-Book.

This guide will help you plan your first trip, give you checklists of what to bring, how to keep yourself and kids safe and much more. Check out the download page for more info and to get the book!

The family camping guide can be downloaded as either a pdf or epub. The pdf is perfect for reading on computers, printing and can be easily read on all devices. The epub version is perfect for phones and tablets.

Our Best Resources

These are some of the best and most complete guides you’ll find on Beyond The Tent. From camping food, camping survival and even guides to camping in national parks.

Camping In The Rain-Everything You Need to Know To Stay Dry

The Beginners Guide To Canoe and Kayak Camping

Guide To Portable Camping Power

How To Create The Ultimate Camping Survival Kit

Everything You Need To Know About Hammock Camping

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Camping in the Rain: Every Tip, Trick and Hack You Need To Know

If you’re not prepared for it, rain can absolutely ruin an otherwise amazing camping trip. Wet gear, water in your tent, fires that won’t light and more will leave you with a cold desire to go home and never come back.

On the flip side though, if you are properly prepared, camping in the rain can range from a mild interruption to actually being enjoyable and even a welcome challenge.

Choose the Correct Location for your Tent and Campsite

Choosing the correct campsite and tent location is one of more crucial steps to ensuring that you will have a dry, warm and enjoyable experience camping in the rain.

What you want to look for is an area with high ground and ideally trees overhead (that you will later attach tarps to). You want to avoid low areas that could collect run-off and become saturated with a heavy rain. You don’t

necessarily need the highest point possible, but make sure to avoid the lowest.

Trees and brush that you can use to suspend your tarps are going to be incredibly convenient as well.

Valleys are usually the wettest and coldest area. If you must set up camp in a river bed or canyon valley, make sure to set up above the high water mark to stay dry and safe in case of a flash flood.

Creating A Rain Free Outdoor Space With Tarps and Paracord

Camping tarps are incredibly useful for nearly any camping adventure, especially when camping in the rain. A lightweight tarp will allow you to create an overhead shelter for lounging and waiting out the rain.

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With a tarp, a roll of paracord and a few trees, you can easily set up a shelter to do your cooking, play a game, take a nap or just hang out with your friends and family.

Even if it’s not raining or rain is in the forecast, I will often set up a tarp shelter to have a shaded lounging area and protect my kitchen set up in case of the unexpected.

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Other uses for your Camping Tarp:

If I need to set up camp during a rain, not only will I set up a tarp shelter for lounging, but another one above where I am setting up my tent. This allows me to keep my tent dry and out of the rain while I set it up.

Placing a tarp under your tent will provide a valuable layer of protection between your tent bottom and the ground, helping to prevent rips and keep water from the ground from finding a way into your otherwise dry tent.

If I happen to have enough tarps, I even like to lay one on the ground under my tarp shelter. This keeps campers from having to walk around on the wet and/or muddy ground and making a mess of everything during a rainstorm.

Drying Out Wet Gear

Sometimes the rain sneaks up on you and you can’t help but end up with wet clothes and gear. This is where you are going to need to dry out your gear to get it back to optimal performance.

The problem here is that there are so many variables that getting your gear dry may take some creativity.

If you have a tarp and paracord and have been able to set up a tarp shelter, then your obvious choice is to string a drying line and hang out your clothes and gear to dry overnight. If you are able to get a fire going nearby, the heat

from the fire can help to quickly dry your gear (don’t get carried away though!).

But what if you don’t have a tarp or a fire going? Other options are not always as fun.

On a few occasions, I have had to try to hang out clothes inside my small 1 person tent to get them dry while another idea (which I have not done) is to place wet clothes inside your sleeping bag to dry out from your body heat.

If you have good wicking clothes on (which I talk about later), keeping them on will cause them to wick moisture away from your body through the clothing. This will actually dry them out faster than taking them off if you can’t get

them on a good drying line near a fire.

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8 Pieces Of Camping Gear You Should Own

Having the right camping equipment is important when you’re spending a night in the wild.

There is nothing worse than having the wrong gear. You’ll end up cold, wet, underfed and become (in all likelihood) not a big fan of sleeping outdoors

However, with the correct gear, sleeping outside can be a truly amazing experience. There are plenty of stores in the UK which sell good quality gear.

Some people find it helps writing a kit list to make sure they don’t leave anything behind.

We’ve put together a guide to the essential equipment you should have before you head off. If you want to know more about camping in general, read our everything you need to know guide.

Tent

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First things first, you will need a tent.

When choosing which tent to buy, you need to think about the following things: how many people need to sleep in it, when you are planning on going and how much you would like to spend.

There are different tents depending on whether you’re looking for something small and lightweight to be carried hiking or big and bulky for a family camping trip.

Generally, you should always buy one size up when buying a tent.

If you buy a cheap £30 pop-up tent from Tesco, the chances are it’s not going to last you long

So, if you’re looking for a tent to sleep two people, it’s worth getting a three-man tent, so you can comfortably fit all your gear in there with you

Most tents are three seasons, which means they are suitable for spring, summer and autumn. Winter tents are more expensive and only worth buying if you’re going to camp in cold, potentially snowy conditions.

Next, the price. Camping equipment can be expensive. If you buy a cheap £30 pop-up tent from Tesco, the chances are it’s not going to last you long – or keep you dry in a torrential downpour. However, you might not necessarily

need the swankiest tent on the market.

The average price for a decent three man, three-season tent is between £80 and £400. If you’re looking for an in-depth tent buying guide, REI have a great one here.

The Sleeping Bag

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Number one priority when buying a sleeping bag in warmth. You never want to spend a night freezing your butt off because you bought the wrong sleeping bag.

Sleeping bags again depend on the season. Three-season sleeping bags will keep you warm in temperatures as low as -9°C (assuming you are wearing thermals and have a sleeping mat). Winter sleeping bags are built to cope with

much colder conditions.

You ideally want your sleeping bag to fit relatively tight to your body. The less room in the sleeping bag, the faster you will warm up and stay warm.

Sleeping bags are either rectangular (roomy and comfy), barrel-shaped (tapered for heat efficiency) or mummy (lightweight and narrow). You can even get two-man sleeping bags for couples and women’s specific sleeping bags.

Should you go for down or synthetic insulation? It really depends on how much you want to spend.

They both do a brilliant job – down sleeping bags are more durable and pack down into a smaller sack, but many choose synthetic because of the reasonable price tag.

Sleeping Mats & Air Mattresses

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Sleeping mats are a must-have when you camp – they are vital for comfort and insulation. There are three different types: air beds, air pads and foam mats.

Air beds are big and bulky. They often require a pump (electric or hand-held) and are pretty much impossible to take backpacking because of the size and weight.

However, if you’re driving to a UK campsite and pitching up close by, then this might be a good option – particularly for first-timers.

Roll mats were traditionally a favoured piece of equipment. Made from foam, these mats are cheap and insulating. The downside is they are bulky and not as comfortable as an air mattress.

Air pads are revolutionary for campers. They are lightweight air mattresses that roll up into pouches no bigger than a beer bottle. We are big fans of Irish brand Thermarest. Their self-inflating mattresses have transformed our

camping experience.

Stoves

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Camping stoves are a crucial part of any camper’s essential kit list – but which one you buy depends on where you’ll be taking it and what you want to cook.

If you just want to boil water, then a simple gas canister stove will work perfectly as they are light and portable. However, if you’re doing some gourmet camp cooking in a campsite, you’ll want a bigger dual ring stove.

You’ve also got to decide whether you want a gas canister stove or a liquid fuel stove. Gas canisters are popular because they are lightweight and portable while liquid fuel is non-pressurised and is unaffected by temperature.

Multi-fuel stoves are popular because they use all common fuels, so there’s no fear about arriving somewhere remote and not being able to find the right fuel.

Alternative fuel stoves are becoming increasingly popular. Biolite stoves, for example, fires up using twigs. It also charges your phone while you make your dinner.

Read our guide to camping stoves here and camping food guide here.

Lantern

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Everyone needs a lantern – especially if you’re in a tent with no power hook up and you need to go to the toilet.

While head torches are useful, the best kinds of lanterns have super bright LED bulbs (which means a high lumen output) and a good battery life.

They come in small compact sizes now, perfect for backpackers looking for lightweight camping accessories.

Feifan Lighting Electronic Co.,Ltd, have a wide range of camping light for camping. This could be provide more convenient to life.

Camping Chairs

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Camping chairs are incredibly useful, but something many will forget when they camp for the first time. If the ground it damp, you will really appreciate having a chair to sit on.

There are three types of chairs: traditional camp chairs, portable camp chairs and backcountry camp chairs.

Traditional camp chairs are large, bulky but very comfortable chairs. They are higher off the ground and have good back support. If you don’t mind lugging around the extra weight, these are brilliant.

Portable chairs are smaller, lighter and take more time to assemble. If you have to carry it a bit further, then this is the one for you.

Backpacking chairs are even lighter and much more packable than the types above. However, they aren’t quite as comfortable.

Survival Knives

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Every camper needs a good knife – but which knife is right for you? You’ll need to think about what you’re going to be using it for.

Are you slicing your way through undergrowth in the Malaysian jungle? Or are you just chopping up bacon for your breakfast? You ideally want one which is multi-purposed to join the rest of your camp equipment.

Make sure you get a fairly priced knife. Many knives will be sold at extortionate prices, but often a mid-ranged knife will do the job. Ka-Bar knives are great quality at an affordable price.

We’ve put together a rundown of the best survival knives for outdoor adventures.

Waterproof Jacket

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If you’re setting up camp in the UK (or internationally), you are guaranteed to need a waterproof jacketat some point.

The best rain jackets are lightweight, super waterproof and packable, so you can stash it back in your backpack when the sun comes out. Breathability is also worth considering, as you don’t want to be sweating like a pig in a bin bag.

Price will probably determine which jacket you choose to buy, but it’s always worth buying a slightly more expensive jacket if you think you’re going to use it regularly as it will last longer.

Extra Essentials

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Obviously you can’t limit your camping equipment to a mere eight items. There are plenty of handy extras that you might want to pack if your backpack.

We are big fans of the LifeStraw – a pocket-sized water purifier. You just use it like a straw to drink from any water source (as long as it’s freshwater, not saltwater) and it’s completely safe. It removes 99 per cent of bacteria in 100

litres of water. How cool is that?

You might also want to check out Incognito. It’s a 100 per cent natural bug repellent spray. You’ve probably used DEET in the past and found it burning holes through your t-shirt. What can those harsh chemicals be doing to your

skin?

Incognito is marked as ‘highly effective’ by the London School Of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It’s sold in Waitrose and Holland & Barrett.

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What Gear Do I Need to Camp in the Rain?

Camping at the start of spring is pure magic: the rivers are opening up, the days are getting longer, and most of the country gets deluged with life-giving rain.

Okay, so while the rain might not be your favorite part of camping, if you come at it with the right mentality and the right stuff, it can be just as much fun as a trip under bluebird skies.

Better yet, you don’t have to spend a lot of money on new gear to stay dry. Here are six tips to help you camp in the rain, most of which won’t cost you more than ten bucks.

1. Get Ready to Get Wet

First, you have to be ready for every piece of gear you own to get wet. Let go of the illusion of being dry—wet but warm is the name of the game, so think synthetics. Synthetic sleeping bags are usually cheaper than down ones, and

inexpensive synthetic layers are extremely easy to find. Make sure you bring plenty of layers and some positivity (that’s free).

2. Embrace the Tyvek

Bring a small Tyvek tarp. Most houses are wrapped in Tyvek to make them waterproof, and the same material works just as well as an excellent, inexpensive, makeshift rain shelter. Pro tip: run the tarp through the washing machine

to make it suppler and easier to pack.

3. Stock Up On Trash Bags

I’ve suggested trash compactor bags before, and I think they’re worth mentioning again here. Instead of buying an expensive waterproof pack, fill a trash compactor bag with your gear, cinch it down, and stuff it in your bag. Voilà:

you’ve now waterproofed your clothing. Fight the temptation to save a few bucks by getting regular trash bags—compactor bags are considerably more durable.

4. Start a Fire with Duct Tape

Hedge your bets for getting a fire started with some chemical advantage. Duct tape—the epitome of multi-use gear—works well as kindling when torn into small pieces. (Plus, it’s something you should have in your pack anyway.)

You can also deploy cotton balls soaked in Vaseline, which function even better than the tape as a fire starter (but they aren’t as versatile). This petroleum-based product can even ignite while it’s raining.

5. Protect the Grommets on Your Tarp

If you do use a tarp to keep dry, protect its grommets by putting a rock on the corners and tying your rope around some anchoring rocks. This will keep grommets from ripping out while your tarp gets whipped around in the wind

which, in the long run, will extend its life, and, in the short run, will reduce its chances of failing in the middle of the night.

6. Waterproof Your Tent

Revitalize your tent with Nikwax Tent and Gear SolarProof. Nikwax claims that a single application can double your tent’s life. The maker also says that its water-repellent spray protects your tent from UV rays.

7,Waterproof camping light

When go out we need one product have waterproof function, also emergency light for the darkness. A light with power bank function that would be better. I know one of Chinese supplier offer this kind of product well.

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10 Essentials To Take On Your Next Camping Trip

Camping season is finally upon us, and whether you’re headed to a campsite or hiking into the wilderness, there are a few essentials everyone should bring.

A warm jacket, camp futon, and a fully-charged lantern can make the difference between a great time outdoors or an uncomfortable night spent waiting to get home.

So just trust us — you’re going to want to bring along these 15 camping essentials on your next adventure.

1,The North Face Windwall Jacket is great for chilly spring or summer nights. It’s an anti-windchill, environmentally friendly fleece, and is 100% wind-proof.
2,These UCO Stormproof Matches are good to have on hand in rainy or windy conditions since they’re impossible to extinguish and burn for 15 seconds.
3,If you’re planning to truly rough it, the Solarmonkey might come in handy. It’s a solar charger that works even in low lighting conditions.

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4,Even though you’re in the wilderness you can still grill like a master. This station holds 16 ounces of cooking oil and can grill, fry, or sear.

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5,This easy-to-carry hatchet can chop kindling and small- to medium-sized logs. Plus it’s molded so the head won’t loosen or fall off.

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7,When it gets dark out, power up the Camping Lantern that has power bank function as emergency light

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8,Having a headlamp along — even if you wind up not using it — is never a bad idea. The feifan Headlamp is highly compact and energy efficient.

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9,When the mosquito eggs hatch, camping gets a lot less fun. This OFF! repellent dries on contact and protects for six hours.
You can also choose our mosquito repellent light instead, it is a very useful light for camping
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10.Sleeping in a tent doesn’t have to be uncomfortable if you use a camp futon. This L.L. Bean version provides cushioning and insulation.

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