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Camper Trailer Tips: Camping Equipment

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-01-24

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Camper trailers provide a unique way to venture out into the wilderness for a weekend of camping with the entire family.  However, despite the bevy of features many of these units have, there will sti...

Camper trailers provide a unique way to venture out into the wilderness for a weekend of camping with the entire family.  However, despite the bevy of features many of these units have, there will still be plenty of equipment that you’ll want to be sure you have on hand to ensure that your vacation doesn’t end early due to bad luck or inclement weather.  The best practice is maintaining a list of things that you want to have with you at all times, and as you are packing up (both before and after you’ve enjoyed your weekend), you can double-check the list to be sure that you have everything accounted for.  Preparation is the key to successful camping trips, so consider the following items as “must-haves” and include a few of your own – in the end, you’ll be glad you did!
First Aid
The most important supplies you can have on an outdoor excursion is a first aid kit.  Everything from antiseptic to bandages, there are more than a few obvious reasons to have one of these on hand.  If you are venturing deep into the wild, consider any common venomous snakes, and consider bringing anti-venom with you.  In all likelihood, you won’t need to use it, but when you do, you’ll be happy to know that you have everything necessary to neutralize a bad situation.  Many medical kits can be purchased that are designed for specific camping environments, so look into the options and be sure that your first aid box doesn’t leave your campsite!
Cold-Weather Sleeping Bags
While we realize that you may be heading out in the spring, some areas will significantly drop in temperature as the evening sets in.  Never judge the expected night-time temperatures by the day-time highs.  If you understand the area well, then you are likely already prepared.  But, don’t be lured into the “unprepared” trap by assuming that the weather will be warm throughout the night.  Further, if rains set in, this will also require a bit more warmth.  Be prepared for this contingency.
Food Storage
If you are in an area in which there could be several large animals that take a liking to your food, be sure that you have food bags to properly store any unused food.  Many camper trailers will have a “food storage door”.  If this is the case, use sealed bags to limit the attraction of wild animals and store everything in a closed trailer door.  This will greatly reduce the chance that an unwanted guest wanders into the camping area.
Extra Fuel
If you’re like many Australian campers, you want to venture out into the wilderness and not look back for days.  This is a great way to relax, but requires something that many other camping trips do not – fuel.  Extra fuel tanks can be very helpful should you get lost and require extra gasoline to make it back to town.  Nothing can hinder a camping group’s enthusiasm like knowing that you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with no way to get back into town besides your feet!  This is an item that will likely never be used, but again, when you need it, you’ll be thrilled to have it.  It is also recommended that you “rotate” the fuel to ensure that it never expires. 
Camping trips with off road camper trailers are a blast, and giving everyone some time away from town can be invaluable.  However, supplies are necessary, so our recommendation is that you laminate your list, use a dry-erase marker to check off items, and once you reach the campsiteFree Articles, wipe it clean and use it when you pack up.  This will ensure that nothing ever gets left behind. 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

We bought an off road camper trailer   and have had some fantastic weekends away offroading and are looking forward to our annual offroad trip to central Australia. The tent and trailer have been into some pretty rough areas on weekends away and have handled the terrain without a single problem.  All round the camper trailer has been great value for money and I would not hesitate in recommending the GIC camper trailers to any prospective buyers.

Written by : Max Muller


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