Monthly Archives: April 2014

Packing for a camping trip

Posted on April 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm

When getting ready for a trip back into nature you need to make sure you have the right equipment to deal with different situations you may encounter. Unless you are Bear Grylls take heed to the suggestions for your camping trip.


Before you leave you should create an inventory of all your equipment and check it off when packing up as well. These could include:

Medical Supplies

Have a well stocked medical kit with antiseptics, tissues, tweezers, allergy tablets and insect repellent. Spare bandages and plasters may come in handy too.


Your tent and its contents will be your home for the duration for your trip so kit it out with sleeping bags, ground sheets, pillows and a windbreak. Add an inflatable mattress and a duvet for additional comfort if you have the space.

Other Supplies

Stock up on your personal items and cleaning aids to stay as fresh as possible so you can maintain hygiene with relative ease. Make sure you have a good supply of suitable food and means to cook it as well as utensils. Paper towels and toilet paper will be something that you cannot leave without as well as a basic tool set and Swiss Army knife.

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Packing for a Ski Trip

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 2:57 pm

On the other end of the spectrum for a Safari there is Ski trips. As you may rightly already know the packing requirements will be vastly different. You will be trading scorching heat for a deep freeze yet will still have scope for some great sun.


If you are a beginner or generally prefer not to take equipment. Most (if not all) sites offer the option to rent boots, ski’s and boards. Boots will be a big thing to get right as they can end up hurting your feet and even cutting off circulation to them. Try on as many boots as you deem necessary until you find the right ones. Alternatively purchase some before you go.

On your days out it may be worth taking a rucksack for all the little bits you may want to carry including your music player, water and some food for the day. Helmets and other safety apparatus could be carried in there too.

For your clothing on the slopes it may worth getting it all before you go to save some money. All of your clothing should be specifically designed for slopes keeping your both warm and protected from the elements including glasses, goggles, jackets and salopettes.

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Packing for a Safari

Posted on April 28, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Safari trips are some of the most breath-taking experiences of ones life. Beautiful animals and awe inspiring landscapes with beaming sun can be an enjoyable experience provided you have planned and packed correctly.

Since you will be out in the sun most of the day you should have comfortable footwear and  a combination of short and long attire. Having long sleeves and trousers allow you to be able to roll up and down when additional protection from the elements as required. Just having short attire gives you more limited options for elements, it means you have to pack additional clothing such as a light jacket for the cooler periods.


Hats, glasses and sun lotion will be essential accessories as they will protect you from the suns harmful elements, while allowing you to bask in the glorious weather.

Other accessories you may consider taking would be binoculars and a camera to both see more of the landscape and capture memories as you so choose.

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