I’ve been camping twice in my life, once for a school trip in year 9 to Mersea, the other with a bunch of friends in a field behind my house. Both times I was massively ill-prepared and left with a bitter taste in my mouth about camping. I deemed it as not for me and moved on. But recently, whilst trawling through Pinterest I realised just how beautiful it could be!
I think the key to camping is staying prepared with some essentials that will keep you warm when the cold weather hits! After all, this is England and the weather likes to keep us on our toes. So here are my collection of camping essentials that you need to keep yourself going in the cold climate.
Now this might seem obvious, but a mistake I made on camping trip number 2. When it comes to any camping activity, you need to have a good night sleep at the end of the day. For this, you need a good quality sleeping bag to keep your body warm. So you must have a bag with a good temperature rating. Most of the sleeping bags come with temperature ratings that are marked approximately. So you need to have a bag with the temperature rating that you expect at the place where you are camping.
Moreover, you need to choose a right size bag that you can accommodate in your tent. The bag should not be too large as you need space to keep your clothes, extra layers, as well as other camping things. Sleeping bags comes in natural as well as synthetic materials. Synthetic ones are better in wet climates whereas natural ones are good for dry climates. So choose one according to your requirement. You can get good quality sleeping bags for less using Trespass voucher code.
Once you have a sleeping bag, the next thing that you will need is a tent. You can find tents that can be used all the year round. Or else go for tents that are specially made for winter camping. They have less mesh for ventilation.
You can opt for expedition tents as they are made with sturdy fabric and have strong poles. They also come with extra lining.
Another option is to go for the single wall tent. They are made with waterproof material and are durable. They are easy to set up and keeps you warm.
Good quality coat
A good sleeping bag and tent will keep you warm when you are inside but you need to keep yourself warm when you are out walking around. This has been made possible by a good puffy coat. The coat should fit properly over other layers that you are having.
A big backpack
If you have any time tried to pack your sleeping bag you must have realised that you need a big backpack for your camping trip. So no way try to fill everything in a small bag. You can find quality backpacks from a number of branded stores just by spending fewer pounds using Dealslands offers.
Campfires are good in summers but during winter, you need a good stove to keep things going. They are necessary to cook food, brew drinks as well as turn snow to water. Not to mention some delicious smores, no camping trip would be complete without one.
These are my top 5 camping essentials you need on your winter camping. Apart from that, carry layers, an extra pair of gloves and socks with you. A good quality camping boots will help you to keep your legs warm. So if you are planning to go camping, make sure to have these camping essentials with you and enjoy your trip!