Statistics show that caravan and camping is becoming increasingly popular in Australia and it currently accounts for around $7 billion Australian dollars spending every single year. Statistics from America are even more promising with around 13 million US families planning to camp more, and 1 million new families now camping every single year since 2014. Apparently millenials are the age group driving this new enthusiasm for alfresco accommodation and they account for 38 percent of the 75 million camping families in America.
Are you a die-hard camper? Do you love the dirt beneath your feet, the trees rustling in the wind overhead, and the fun of building fires and cooking up a feast on the barbecue? That fresh air is addictive and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with camping with just a backpack and a few supplies to get in touch with nature again. But, there is also nothing wrong with investing in the latest camping accessories and totally pimping up your next outdoor holiday. You can also make your next camping trip a little more fun, and a little more convenient, especially if you have a big family and young children to keep entertained.
Consider these great camping accessories to pimp up your next big camping adventure:
Fun With Inflatables
Inflatables are so popular throughout Europe at the moment, adorning every infinity pool and paddling pool insight. Unicorns, burgers, watermelons, shells – you name it, there is an inflatable of it. These accessories are a cheap addition to your camping trip and they will actually bring a lot to the party such as: fun, a novelty aspect, something fun to sit on or even sleep on. You could even have a novelty inflatable race down the stream or in the lake (always supervise children around inflatables) which would make for some incredible Instagram pictures.
A Generator To Generate Convenience
Although it is fun to make a fire and a shelter, to play board games and generally make the most of nature, sometimes you need a little bit of power. A small generator could be a great help when it is raining and you need entertainment help from TV’s and laptops. It could also give you a boost with blow drying or straightening your hair. Even just charging your phone easily is a big help when you rely on them for GPS maps and keeping in Whatsapp groups with other family members you are travelling with.
Snazzy Accessories For A Beautiful Camping Setup
Camping is meant to be a little bit more difficult than living at home but that doesn’t mean it can’t be as comfortable as possible. Your camping set up can look and feel as snazzy and beautiful as you want it to. Solar lights, bunting, pillows and even furry rugs can be added to make your camping site go from bush to plush for very little money.
Top Tunes With Sleek Speakers
You can get speakers that are totally set up for the camping life, with waterproof, shockproof features and the ability to run with solar power. Although the sounds of nature are wonderful, adding some of your favourite tunes to camp will add a little bit of unique personality and fun to your trip.
A Fire Pit For Authentic Camping
With the addition of more and more campfire bans and convenient gas barbecues, the tradition of having a real fire is near enough burning out when it comes to camping trips. This is really sad because fires should be an essential part of a camping trip. Have you even been on a camping trip if you haven’t toasted a marshmallow?
The flickering flames, and the warmth of a fire don’t have to be a thing of the past if you have a fire responsibly. Lots of campsites that do not allow floor fires, do allow fire pits because the fire is contained. So why not take a cute portable fire pit on your next camping trip for epic cosiness and authentic camping vibes.
A Hammock For The Ultimate Chill Spot
Hammocks are so cute in any setting, but especially in a camping scenario when you can truly enjoy their ‘chill’ factor gently swaying over the sand, or sleeping between the trees. Even if you don’t want to sleep in your hammock, you could just have one as a camping accessory. They are great for naps, look really nice, and they are easy to set up and take down.
Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. – John Muir
Camping is a great way to spend time on your own, with your partner or friends, or with the whole family. All of the elements are there to have a great trip, but there are also plenty of great accessories to enjoy if you do want to pimp up your adventure a touch. The most important thing is to have fun and make some memories, which you can do without any special equipment at all.