Camping is an amazing experience that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. It gives you the chance to be closer to nature, to take life back to its basic roots, and to also get away from any hectic lifestyle that you would normally have.
However, camping isn’t for everyone but there are some genius minds in the world that have created what we call ‘glamping’. This is where you still stay in a tent, but still, have some of the luxuries that you would at home.
If you still want to experience camping the way it’s meant to be, you can still add your own types of luxury which makes camping more like glamping, and here are a few ways in which you can do so.
While camping in the good and proper way can be brilliant for the soul as it shuts you off from the outside world, it can also wreak havoc on your back if you suffer from back pain.
It can also make you crave the luxuries that you have at home like a soft bed and duvet set. Of course, this isn’t something that you can take with you unless you’ve got a very large van to transport it all in.
However, you can still gain comfort when it comes to bedtime by using these handy tricks:
- Take your own pillow. There’s something really comforting about your own pillow. Rather than relying on the built-in pillow in your sleeping bag, take your own for an immediate improvement in your night’s sleep.
- Consider an inflatable bed. They are widely available in camping stores and compact down very small which is a convenience for packing. All you need to have is a pump so that you can inflate it when you’re pitching the tent. Much more comfortable than the floor!
- Rather than going for the traditional waterproof sleeping bags in which you become very sweaty and uncomfortable, why not buy yourself a cotton sleeping bag? It will mimic the duvet set you have at home and give you a much nicer night of sleep.
Another thing that we crave when we are in the good old outdoors is electrical items like a fridge to keep our food fresh, and a light so that we can see at night.
Many campsites now offer electrical outlets, so check before booking so that you can take the items that you’d like with you.
Camping fridges are now available to buy, and they are considerably smaller than the one you’d have at home so that they are easy to transport and move around.
Finally, an alternative to using electrical lighting is to buy a gas-powered lamp for your tent. They use less gas than you’d think and are really convenient if you want to take it outside of the tent too!
They are fairly inexpensive and can also be picked up from your camping store. Just remember to turn it off as they can get hot which poses as a fire risk!
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Love Lucy x