When I discuss camping with people, based on the reactions I get, I generally categorize them into two groups. One that are super excited about it and one that have no clue what it means. Generally, the group that’s super excited has some experience in camping or at least know about it. And for the other group, I can only say, there’s no better way to be outdoors that to be camping. For all those who love camping and all those who don’t know what it means but are curious to find out, here’s a series of posts that I am hoping will help you prepare for it.
When you think about camping, the first thing you wonder about is – “What am I going to need for it”… ? and probably a follow up question in your mind .. “What do I do with it once I am done with camping.. ?? ” the second one is probably a more pressing one. Let’s talk about the first one for now – The equipment you will need – since there’s an easy solution for the second question. At a minimum, you will need the following
Tent(s) – The right size tent for your group. There are various sizes available in the market. you can get a good tent online as well.
Sleeping bag(s) – Depending on the environment you are camping in, you will have to chose the right sleeping bag. You don’t want to be shivering or sweating.
Lighting – some kind of portable lighting
Cooking apparatus – to cook of course. This could be a grill or a stove (gas fueled) and utensils to cook.
Outdoor chairs / mats etc. – to sit and relax when you are not in the tent.
Your backpack – This will be to carry all the essentials that you will need depending on the time you are going to be outdoors. We shall talk about this in our next lecture.
Now that you have your first question answered, lets move to the second question. “What do I do with it after I am done camping..? “”.. well, Since we don’t have Walmart in India yet, where you could go and return your equipment.. the obvious answer is that you will have to store it somewhere. I would recommend, keeping it handy since your first experience is going to be so much fun that you will want to do it again.
Well, regardless of what you chose to do, you can always come and camp at Tropical Camping since here, you won’t have to buy anything. All the equipment is included in your package and we will help you set it up on your camping night.