Camping is a wonderful way for families to take a cost effective and fun holiday. There’s nothing more exciting for young children than the thrill of putting up a tent and camping outdoors.
Camping provides a welcome change to your usual way of life and enables you to spend quality time with your family.
If you are buying a gift for a camping lover here are our to picks:
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Yes camping is about getting away from it all but there’s no reason to sit in the dark. This set of 3 FengChi LED Camping Lanterns are just the thing you need. Instead of holding a torch to try and find things in your tent at night hang one of these from the tent roof and you will have more than enough light. You can also hang it elsewhere in your campsite from a tree or any other place that is convenient.
These lights are durable, safe, reliable and water resistant which is exactly what you need while camping.
Brew up to 10 cups for coffee in this coffee machine that fits on most traditional 2 and 3 camp stoves. There is even a pause and serve feature for when you are in urgent need of that cup of coffee and you don’t want to wait for the entire pot to brew.
Keep an up to date journal of all your camping trips and all of your camping experiences with this special campers journal. It is so easy to forget things if you don’t write them down. Now you can have a record of all the great camping sites you stayed at, what facilities each one had, the activities you did and who you were with.
It has amazing prompts to help you along with your journal including dates, times, locations. weather, activities done and more.
One of the main activities when you are camping is cooking and eating. It is great to have a roaring fire in the evenings but for breakfast and other meals having a 2 plate stove is much more ideal and convenient.
This lightweight 2 burner stove is easy to set up and use, plus it has panels that protect it from the wind. It is large enough to use one 10″ pan and one 12″ pan.
It is inevitable that at some stage you are going to have a family with a bunch of wet clothing, linen or towels. Hanging up clothing can be tough when you are camping but this portable clothesline makes it so easy. It folds up small for storage and it has hooks on either end that you can attach to anything that is available. The line is 6 feet but it can stretch to 10 feet.
This will make drying your clothing and linen a pleasure while camping.
Camping is great fun but when the weather is very hot and you are inside a tent it can become like a sauna! This portable camping fan will give you a much needed breeze to take the heat off.
This 10″ fan folds up and is very compact for traveling and storage. It runs on batteries , has 2 speeds and can easily be set at different angles.
These double wall stainless steel travel mugs with lids are perfect for hot or cold drinks. With leak and spill resistant lids and an opening to sip your drink through they make the perfect travel and camping mugs.
Keeping your food cool and fresh while camping is a top priority. This heavy duty cooler offers 4 day ice retention even in temperatures as high as 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
With a sleek design, comfort grip steel handles and plenty of space this cooler is certainly a winner.
While camping and in the outdoors you need to be prepared for anything. Having a multitool knife will always come in handy.
This useful multitool knife is a 15 in 1 tool that has a wire cutter, folding saw, pliers and more. It comes in a hardy sheath holder.
While you will most likely already have a tent or two it is always great to also have a gazebo on your campsite too which can provide additional shade when the weather is very hot as well as to offer protection from the rain for you, your family and your camping equipment that is outside.
While we all hope for the perfect weather while out camping it is very likely that you will encounter some rain or some very hot days. This gazebo also has a side panel to protect you from the wind.
A very important part of camping is being organized and having things that are easy to store and travel with. This 10 piece cookware set collapses into a very small bundle that fits in a bag making it so convenient for camping.
It is manufactured from FDA approved non-toxic anodized aluminium, making it a high quality cooking set that will last you for many years to come.
Boiling water when camping is not the same simple affair as it is at home when you just turn the kettle on. You will need to turn on your stove and put a kettle on your stove to boil the water which takes a lot longer.
Having a thermos flask is super useful since you can boil extra water and store it in the flask to keep it hot. This thermos flask is available in 350ml, 550ml, 650ml, 960ml and 1200ml.
While you certainly want to escape from the rat race when you go camping chances are high that you don’t want to completely escape from technology and the modern comforts such as your phone. You may want to keep tabs on your emails, use your phone GPS or check for messages.
While camping you may want to take part in hiking and perhaps more adventurous activities such as abseiling or kloofing. There’s nothing quite like capturing these moments on film and the best camera to do this is the Go Pro digital camera.
It is waterproof and designed to withstand extreme conditions.
Every campsite will need a table to prepare food on and this useful aluminium table has an amazing storage compartment under the surface. It is a great way to utilize the space under the table and keep your campsite neat and organized.
The table is lightweight and folds up easily and small for easy storage.