Just because you want to get out there into the wilderness and experience the lush countryside doesn’t mean that every camping trip has to involve roughing it with none of the comforts of civilization. Once you try adding a little luxury to your trip, you might find it hard to go back. Here are a few changes worth making and how they can maximise your trip, not diminish it.
Create the right ambience
Sitting under the light of the stars and the moon might be romantic, but it’s not the most practical of options. A campfire can help provide the heat and light you need to get through the night but options like solar-powered fairy lights are a popular and affordable way to add the extra lighting that can help improve the mood around the camp with little effort. Furthermore, you don’t need to worry about needing to use any batteries you have brought with you in order to power them, making your trip more energy-efficient at the same time.
A real hangout spot
When you go camping, you need a spot to protect yourself from the weather, to relax with your company, and to relax outside of your own bed. However, rather than simply trying to set up an impromptu chill-out area where you’re camping, you can take a whole zen den with you with hard floor camper trailers. These attach to the back of your vehicle and can be opened up to offer a canopy, seating space, windows, and more. You can enjoy the great outdoors without having to be fully exposed to it all day.
You don’t have to disconnect
Perhaps you want to get away from the noise and lights of digital technology. But perhaps you don’t. If you’re in the latter camp then a solar-powered USB charger might be all you need to ensure that your phone, tablet, or laptop has enough juice to get you through the trip. You might not be able to access the internet out there in the wild, but it can help you and your company pass the night if you have music to listen to, or have downloaded any audiobooks or even a movie to enjoy under the stars.
Get a little indulgent
Without access to a full kitchen, the range of tastes that you can normally enjoy while camping can be pretty limiting, to say the least. In most cases, you want to char your meat to make sure that it’s safe to eat, especially if you don’t have a meat thermometer (bring one.) However, you can still make sure you have your little moments of deliciousness with the help of camping coffee set. Coffee is more than just a practical concern for a lot of people, it’s a taste experience that can set a good mood for the day.
Of course, there are those who do want to live a truly spartan experience when they go camping and, if that’s you, there’s nothing wrong with that. If it isn’t you, however, then the above tips should bring some much-needed luxe factor to your forays into the forests.