Often it is the small (but important) things that are forgotten at home and that can ruin the vacation thoroughly. Who before closed Ravioli Dose sat in solitude Lapland before, knows how frustrating it can be, not being able to open. The same goes for corked wine bottles without opener. And all no one can buy more each directly around. It is therefore worthwhile to plan a camping holiday very carefully, for example by using below checklist. Unbeatable in this context is the good old Swiss Army knife with beautiful many functions. It was already so save some slightly desperate situation. Equally important may be a light source. Without pocket or headlamp in the dark tripping over tent cords to the wash house, is not very funny. Also charcoal or camp stove are pretty useless without lighter or matches.
Some equipment is so central that the inexperienced camper easily schliddert in a disaster: one of them is – who will surprise there – the tent itself When choosing the future habitation is good advice pays off.. Who expects a lot of rain, for, the water column (stating how much water should hold the tent) be a sacred number. And nothing is worse than become wet sleeping bags and clothing for campers. Who goes camping and hiking, will again need a lightweight tent. Decisive are also the space. Must the tent two people and their backpacks can accommodate? Should also be cooked or is under the awning? Will it be exposed to storms? If it is used in the south where too dark colors grilling the poor campers inside slowly but surely? These are important questions.
But a new tent still holds many more cases: It is recommended that it at home once a trial basis to build. Many a Camping travelers has a smile watching the neighbors whose tent was rudimentary or even had to help build after two hours. Too bad if the construction guide stayed at home … What in one case may still be funny but can already limits in the other case to the Existential: If it is already dark, cold and rainy, you are exhausted from a long drive or walk and really has no idea how the tent is now assemble.
Generally you should be familiar with the operation of the equipment before it starts. Nothing worse than a super modern “self-inflating” camping mat, which then partout not want to inflate.
In some equipment, it pays to invest a few more euros and to receive a durable faithful companion. These include for example a good air-permeable, but rainproof outdoor jacket and solid, very good to own walk right (well run) walking shoes with non-slip profile.