It goes without saying that comfort is key when it comes to separating a successful camping trip from one you’d rather forget. So long as everyone has somewhere to sit, there should be no complaints. Invest in a quality camping chair to sit around the fire in or simply watch the day go by. Bonus points if it has a footrest and drink holder.
A good nights sleep is paramount to ensuring you’re in a good mood — no one likes a grumpy camper. Make sure you get plenty of shut-eye by packing a mattress that you find comfortable. Forget about sleeping on a barely-there mattress or dodgy airbed that is likely to deflate overnight and instead opt for something a little more comfortable. Take your pillow from home and some quality linen to make it feel like you’re in your own bedroom.
While you might be travelling to a fully-serviced site, it’s still a good idea to make sure you take enough clean water. Remember, we’re prone to harsh weather conditions here in Australia, so it’s important to stay hydrated – that means drinking at least two litres (or eight glasses) of water a day. Store some bottles of fresh water in drink bottles in a cool place or an esky, or invest in a couple of tanks that you can fill up as necessary.
Camping and pests go hand-in-hand. If it’s not mozzies biting you at night, it’s fly’s hanging around during the day! Make sure you don’t leave home without plenty of insect repellant and fly spray — there’s nothing worse than returning from your trip with some irritating mozzie bites. Likewise, it’s a good idea to go prepared with creams or lotions to help heal mozzie bites faster while you’re away.
Things change, life doesn’t always go to plan — but as long as you take your sense of adventure and positive outlook, you’ll always have a good time!