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A guide to buying equipment for the great outdoors

Buying equipment for the great outdoors can be confusing with such a large range in the shops. It's best to concentrate on the essentials that you need when planning an outdoor break. This article will have a look at some items that you will need when spending time in the great outdoors.

Essential equipment

Tents come in all shapes and sizes, and nowadays many colours too. Decide on what the best size is for your outdoor adventure. Check to see how easy it will be to put up, when choosing tents for camping. If there are a few of you staying in one tent, you might want to choose one with compartments for a bit of privacy. You can also buy storage tents for your kitchen and other equipment, and one especially for a porta potty too.
Bedding Bedding is important too. Nights in a tent can be cold. So, you will need decent quality sleeping bags. Decide whether you want single or double bags. For extra comfort, you can also use air beds. Foot pumps are handy, but a
battery-powered pump will get things done more quickly.
Camping furniture There are lots of furniture to choose from when selecting a camping gear. Furniture is only relevant if you are taking a car. Small seats can be attached to rucksacks, but the more you carry, the weightier your rucksack will be. If you are travelling by car, you can purchase foldable tables and chairs as well as kitchen units.

Some more items

Kitchen equipment is important. Some kinds of cooking apparatus will be needed. Small one ring camping gas stoves are handy, but for larger groups two rings are better. Cooking units also come with grills for more cooking options. Don’t forget to have spare camping gas canisters with you.
Kitchen essentials A kettle, pots and pans and plates will be needed. Go for small versions to take up less space. Plastic dinner sets can be bought to keep the weight down, and they are easy to clean and do not break easily. You might also need a water container, and foldable types are widely available.
Smaller equipment Don’t forget the smaller equipment like a knife or multi-tool. If you are going to spend a lot of time outdoors, a Swiss Army knife can be invaluable with its many attachments. A compass or satellite navigation gadget will be ideal for walkers. Rechargeable torches and lanterns are also a must for winter evenings and trips to the wash-room at night.

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