Amping Your Camping: The Suggested Essentials When on the Road

We’re one camping loving nation, we have to admit. Since camping is in our genes, with ancestors first living the camping lifestyle when they first settled, it’s not surprising many of us still prefer this sort of holiday to one spent in an expensive hotel. Who needs a room view over the sea coast when you can camp at the sea coast, and have your own starry hotel sleeping outside under the starry sky. We can’t deny camping, same as every aspect of life, is undergoing changes, as we can see from the emerging trend of glamping – camping with the added glam and comfort.


Even if you’re still up for the good old version of camping, like me, you still need commodities, no doubt about it. Sitting out in nature, enjoying the surroundings while eating and taking a sip of freshly made tea or coffee is great when you throw in a picnic party to spice up your camping, but overtime, particularly if you’re on the road for a longer period, it can get rather uncomfortable which makes the camper chair more than necessary.

The world of camper chairs is vast, and there are models nowadays that are created for durability, made from strong materials like aluminium, and while they serve practicality by being foldable for easy storage, they certainly provide the much needed comfort as well with their padded seating area and cushioned armrests, making them suitable for a nice fishing trip too. Apart from owning a camper chair, you might also prefer owning a cot for optimal comfort making the switch from the sleeping bag – still just as compact but would save you from back therapy treatments that sleeping in a bag results in after your trip.

Perhaps you think you can do without power, but overtime in an extended trip, you’d find it impossible to continue without it. This is because we’re all part of a technologically advanced era, being at one with our electronics, so it’s no surprise not to be able to make it through a camping adventure that’s completely cut out from civilisation. Not to mention, having the reliable charging source for your communication tools is essential in emergencies. Depending on your vehicle, whether you’re travelling with a car, 4×4 or campervan, you might also need the power for your appliances, and a battery system combined with an inverter can provide sufficient amount of power for 240V items.

Going to secluded areas where you have no choice but to stay off-grid doesn’t seem so difficult anymore now that there’s also the option to get the power from the sun, the renewable eco-friendly source, with the help of the ingenious portable solar panels. This solution would further inspire you to apply this sort of lifestyle when you get back home as well, considering going eco-friendly fully and perhaps even resorting to a rather minimalist approach in life. Taking this into account, don’t forget to include a multi-tool in your travelling tool kit, as it won’t take up too much space and has many tools in one that serve more than their purpose, saving you when necessary. What else do you consider an essential when on the road?

Mia Hadson

Mia is a passionate blogger. Her obsession with beauty, health and shopping started young. Her philosophy is based on simple things, regardless of whether it is about applying makeup, decorating a room or cleaning a home. She believes simplicity is the basis of beauty and she implements this ideology in all spheres of her life.