Top Camping Tips and Tricks

Top Camping Tips and Tricks

  • 27 September 2019
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  • Capestorm

Camping season is upon us and we’re ready to get out there. See our list of tips and tricks – supplied by real Capestorm campers and guaranteed to help you have a good time.

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  1. Check the weather before you go
  2. Invest in proper gear and equipment
  3. Pack light and keep your bags and tent closed to keep the animals out
  4. Don’t forget something warm, even if it’s summer season
  5. Always pack bug spray and spray some on your groundsheet
  6. Or use sage as a natural mosquito repellent by placing a bundle of it into your campfire
  7. Take enough firewood
  8. Don’t have fire starters? Use a bag of Doritos or Fritos – oily chips catch fire very easily and can last for a reasonable length of time
  9. Remember to take a braai grid and braai tongs
  10. Sleeping well is crucial so remember a pillow, check your blow-up mattress before you leave to avoid waking up flat on the ground and waterproof your tent
  11. Check that your tent poles are in the bag before you head off
  12. Choose a level campground
  13. Pick a spot further away from the ablutions. You may have to walk a bit, but you will have less traffic around your spot for a more peaceful stay
  14. Leave the electronics at home, but have a camera to take pictures for reminiscing
  15. Mix a lot of eggs together in a plastic bottle for easy scrambled eggs, without the hassle of transporting tons of eggs
  16. Bring jokes, board games and wine for a good time
  17. Don’t forget toilet paper
  18. Dip your match heads in wax to waterproof them
  19. Don’t forget the coffee. Best enjoyed with rusks and a bit of Amarula instead of milk
  20. Pack a headlamp and make sure it is charged
  21. Long matches are great for lighting a gas stove
  22. Make sure your gas bottles are filled
  23. Invite a friend with a guitar
  24. Always carry a multi-tool
  25. Got to watch the sunrise
  26. Don’t forget sunscreen and make sure you have water or access to freshwater
  27. Pack a hammock
  28. Hang some fairy lights for a good vibe
  29. Roll with the punches and enjoy the journey as much as the destination
  30. Practice makes perfect

Let the practising begin! Head over to our online shop for the latest and greatest camping gear and equipment.

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