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The Beginners Guide to Camping with Canal Walk



There is nothing more nostalgic than a good old camping trip with friends and family. It is a wonderful opportunity to escape the real world and get in touch with nature while making lasting memories with your favourite people. 

Canal Walk Shopping Centre is here to assist you on your journey to becoming an avid camper, so whether you’re camping for the first time or you’ve camped many times before, we have the ideal camping for beginners blog right here with a list of all the essentials. So, get your checklist ready for a memorable trip into the wilderness. 

Roughing it the Right Way 

When you’re in the great outdoors, shelter is your best friend. You want to ensure that you have enough room for everyone and that you are shielded from the unpredictability of the elements. The first thing on your list of essentials (and this goes without saying) should be a tent. 

Find yourself the perfect tent that will accommodate you and everyone joining you. Things to look out for when purchasing a tent are size, weight, ease of set-up, and durability. You want a tent that will survive harsh conditions, just in case you find yourself in a rainy situation. The second essential you will need is a hammer.

This is one of the most commonly forgotten outdoor essentials, and although you can use a rock, it is ideal to have a hammer ready. It is used to secure your tent by driving the tent stakes into the ground, keeping your tent from escaping into the wind. 

Two other crucial outdoor adventure accessories are a sleeping bag and an air mattress or sleeping pad. Getting a good night's sleep is necessary if you want to enjoy your campaign trip to the fullest. As much as sleeping on the grass under the stars sounds like a dream, your back will thank you for tugging a sleeping bag and camping mattress along.

All these essentials can be found at your one-stop camping equipment shop - Cape Union Mart Adventure Centre. This store is perfect for anyone starting fresh in the camping scene as it is affordable, and the staff will ensure that you have everything you need for a successful camping trip!

The Campers Drip 

Even when you’re disconnected from the world, drip is forever. However, with the right gear, you can weather it all. Camping outfits are more about efficiency than about style (not that you can’t make it stylish, of course). Grab yourself a warm, weather-proof jacket from The North Face. This store is ideal for finding clothing that will keep you warm at night and dry in the rain, which is essential for camping.

Another essential clothing item is sturdy and comfortable shoes. A good pair of shoes can be a real lifesaver for campers. Whether you’re going for a long hike or gathering wood nearby for a campfire, you never know what kind of things can be lying on the ground of the wilderness. Pick up the perfect pair of camping boots or shoes from Cape Union Mart, where they carry all the camping essentials. 

While you’re packing, don’t forget to throw in your favourite hat and a good pair of sunglasses to protect you from the harshness of the sun. 

Campfire Cooking 

You, without a doubt, need to have enough food and snacks ready for your days in the outdoors because it sure can make you hungry. For cooking, a camp stove is essential; whether it's a portable gas stove or an electric frying pan, you’ll be grateful you have it when you hear your stomach beginning to growl. 

You also want to pack a few of the necessary kitchen utensils, such as a pot/pan, a spatula, and some cutlery. But if you plan on cooking on the fire, it is best to check out some campfire cooking equipment.  

Another cooking essential is a cooler box. This is ideal if you want to keep your food from spoiling and your water cold. All of the above cookware items can be found at Game, where they offer only the best prices for your camping needs. 

Final Noteworthy Mentions 

Outside of all the items mentioned above, a few honourable mentions are insect repellent, flashlights, a first aid kit, trash bags, duck tape, a multi-purpose knife, and some items for entertainment. 

So, get ticking that checklist and prepare for a memorable camping trip. With Canal Walk Shopping Centre and these stores, you’ll have everything you need for the camping trip you’ve been dreaming about.

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