When researching camping guides and tutorials, you will find that most talk about the essential gear for camping or equipment that you should be taking out with you. However, it is not only the gear you will be taking with you that you need to pay attention to – in fact, the clothing you will be wearing can make a significant difference on your overall experience. Here are some helpful pointers to keep in mind about clothing when out camping:
Make sure to buy the right shoes – a very important point that you need to pay attention to is footwear. As you will be out and about walking in the wild, there are countless problems that could occur if you simply do not wear the right shoes – from insect or animal bites with unwanted consequences, rocks or sticks that can harm you, swampy or muddy conditions that can soil your shoes, etc. To avoid such issues from dampening your camping spirit, simply start off with the right footwear. Waterproof work shoes or quality knee-high boots are the go-to camping footwear. Of course, that does not mean you should be in these stifling shoes all the time – keep these shoes for when you go out trekking or hiking, and have a pair of lighter footwear (either flip-flops or sandals) for when you are at the base camp.
Do not forget to cover your head – you lose more warmth from your head than the rest of any other body part, and sunstrokes become an issue when your head gets too hot. Either way, your head needs to be protected from both ends of the temperature spectrum, which is why you should pay attention to the headwear as well. A good barmah hats squashy in Kangaroo, together with adequate sunblock, will be enough of a guard in the spring and summer seasons against sunstrokes. On the other hand, if you are out on winter camping, it will make sense to invest in a warm beanie and mufflers to keep warm.
Be minimalist – there are so many things that you need to bring with you when going out camping, so make sure that clothes do not take up too much of the space. Depending on how many days you will be spending outside, you should be taking around three to five outfits at most, and no more. Do not forget to account for different weather conditions as well, depending on what time of the year you go out camping. Remember that instead of bringing too many clothes, there is always the option of washing your clothes, and this can make a big difference with regards to overall load you bring with you (especially if there are many members!).