When the temperature starts soaring there’s only one thing on your mind- how to keep cool. Choosing to go to places with air conditioning sounds like a great idea but what about when it comes to the great outdoors. Summer is the best time to explore what mother nature has to offer so here are some tips about how to keep cool when you’re camping and how to keep your food and drink cool too.
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Invest in an Esky
Having an esky at hand is an effective and inexpensive way to make sure your food and drink stay cool. These food coolers come in all shapes and sizes and there’s an option to suit all budgets. They work by trapping the cool air inside and therefore keeping your food and drinks cool and fresh.
Pack it Well
If your cooler is packed well you can prolong the amount of time it stays cool. Using ice from home will last longer and continue to keep your food fresh. You can go one step further and purchase some ice packs they will last even longer. It’s also a good idea to pre-cool or freeze your items before you pack them. This will prevent them from making the ice melt prematurely. Keeping the lid closed and only opening the cooler when absolutely necessary will also keep your food cooler for longer.
We’ve all been there- waking up with a damp sleeping bag and a banging headache. This is because of poor ventilation. The tent becomes full of condensation and in the summer months, you become too hot and therefore dehydrated. Choosing tents that have a lot of mesh material will help you get the ventilation you need but you’ll also need to make sure that it’s secure so you don’t get any unwanted creepy crawly intruders. When it comes to pitching your tent, choose a spot in the shade to keep the midday sun from beaming down upon it.
Sleep in a Hammock
Sleeping in a hammock is the best way to achieve full-body air circulation whilst living out your childhood dream. You’ll need to consider the temperature before taking the plunge. Purchase a sleeping hammock as the ornamental ones for lounging will leave you with some aches and pains in the morning. One thing a hammock doesn’t protect you from is the bugs. You can throw on the repellant but if you’re prone to a few bites then you can purchase a mosquito net for ultimate protection. A tarp above the mosquito net may also be a good idea just in case the heavens open.
Last but not least make sure you drink plenty of water as hydration is the key to keeping cool and safe whilst camping. Since your body is made up of 60% water, it’s easy to understand why you need to keep it hydrated. Freezing bottles of water and keeping them in your esky is a great way to ensure it stays cool and refreshing when you reach for it.
Now you have the information you need to plan a fun and comfortable camping trip there’s nothing left to do but get out there on the open road and pitch that tent.