If you are currently in the midst of planning a camping trip, there are a few things that you might want to consider before heading out.
For example, how are you planning to get to your camping spot? If you are driving there, the job of deciding what to bring and what to leave at home will be much easier.
With a car, you can pack as many home comforts as you like – you can even take your favourite duvet.
However, it is also worth considering how far you might have to walk after you leave the vehicle behind.
Long walks and heavy bags don’t mix, so gauge the size of your camping ‘pack’ according to your arrival itinerary.
This handy guide to sleeping wonderfully in a wild environment will help you to find your love for the great outdoors.
Finding the Right Multi Room Tent
First things first; you need a high quality tent.
In fact, if you are camping as a family, it is best to invest in reliable multi room tents.
It should be watertight, easy to store, and (relatively) simple to assemble.
This last part is desirable, but not a requirement, because finding an easy to assemble tent is no mean feat.
The pop up products are some of the best when it comes to convenience, but they are not available in very large sizes.
If you want to stay together, as a family, you need multi room tents with poles and pegs.
Get the kids to help and you will have it up in no time.
Then, you can get the barbecue out and cook yourself s woodland dinner.
Bringing the Right Equipment
You don’t just need a tent if you are keen to get a good sleep while camping.
You also need a top quality roll mat or sleeping pad.
This is an essential piece of equipment, because it keeps your body from making direct contact with cold ground while during sleep.
It provides insulation, padding, and softness.
You would be wise not to leave home without a roll mat.
A lot of campers also bring an inflatable mattress, but these do, of course, come with downsides.
For one thing, you have to either use a foot pump to inflate the mattress or, worse, you have to blow it up manually.
They do make for a superb sleep, however, so it is worth considering the value of bringing an inflatable mattress along.
Handling the Noise
It is worth remembering just how noisy the great outdoors can be.
Even if you love nature, it is okay to want to shut it out while you sleep.
These days, modern ear plugs are extremely efficient.
They are highly recommended for light sleepers and anybody who struggles to nod off when there are distractions around.
It could also be worth researching some of the apps that play white noise or calming sounds as you sleep.
This is a really nice alternative to earplugs, because it doesn’t shut off the environment completely.
If you have young children, you obviously want to be able to hear if they get frightened or need help, so earplugs are not always the best solution.
Try a soothing ‘babbling brook’ app that promises to whisk you away to a sound sleep.