5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Camping Gear

We outdoor enthusiasts get far too little time to enjoy our passion – but are we getting the most out of this time. Here are 5 ways to get the most out of your and your camping experience.

Purchase the best gear you can possibly afford.

If you’re going to spend a year planning your next , three months getting into great shape, take three weeks vacation for the camping trip, pay for an airline ticket, then why are you using the cheapest backpack you can find?

A good backpack will make all the difference in the world. This applies to all of your campsite gear. Whether it’s your GPS unit, , rain gear, or dual-fuel portable stove, be sure to carry good quality equipment. Don’t buy cheap!

Learn how to use all of your gear correctly and practice using it.

When you’re completely lost, it’s not the time to learn how to navigate with a compass and map.

When you and your firewood are wet, it’s not the time to learn how to start a fire in the rain.

Take time to learn all of the features of your gear. And know how to assemble and arrange each item you’ll take on your camping trip.You might be surprised to learn just how useful your GPS really is when you understand how to use the backtrack feature. You’ll be mighty thankful when you learn the proper weight distribution for your backpack. Take time to learn practice around your home before you venture into the backcountry.

You might be surprised to learn just how useful your GPS really is when you understand how to use the backtrack feature. You’ll be mighty thankful when you learn the proper weight distribution for your backpack.

Plan for your camping, and camp your plan.

Use your for everyday activities.

The more often you use your camp gear the less likely you’ll forget how it functions.

Camping accessories have multiple uses every day too. Never go on a road trip without your pack. You’ll almost always find an opportunity to use your binoculars or GPS unit.

Take special care of your gear.

After your trip set your tent up at home to make sure it’s dry before you pack it away into storage. It’s better to do this beginning with your first outdoor adventure than it is to experience a rotted tent that rips open in the first heavy wind & rain storm.

Clean and properly store every piece of gear upon your return.

Inspect everything before you leave for your trip. Check that all straps are sound, make sure you have plenty of fuel for cook stoves and lanterns, ensure that all waterproofing still keeps moisture out, and it’s always a good idea to replace old batteries before it’s time to leave.

Taking good care of your gear is an important part of enjoying every camping trip.

When you decide that you’re finished with camping, donate your equipment – to a local scout troop or charity.

The best way to get the maximum outdoor pleasure is to get the most value from your camping gear. Let these 5 tips guide you in getting the most out of your equipment and your camping experience.

 

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