Camping and caravanning during the winter months can mean either warm, unfamiliar sunshine at the time of year we least expect it at home. Or it can mean crisp, frosty landscapes and splendid isolation, or even a chance to open the ‘van door and tumble straight into a pair of skis.
Either way, it’s a very different type of holiday experience from the more usual summer holiday. As such, it calls for a different set of kit.
Kitmaster Black/Silver Duel Waterproof Tarp
This tarpaulin is an essential piece of kit. Heavy-duty, tough and durable, it will be suitable for use as a groundsheet and ensure that you do keep yourself and anything you are carrying dry. Designed to last, the tarp has plenty of hooking eyes as well. You can use it to cover bags and any other items that you take with you. You can also cut the tarpaulin to match your size needs and requirements. As well as being waterproof, this tarp is also UV protected, ensuring it is suitable for a variety of different conditions.
Nikwax Tx Direct Spray-On Waterproofer
When camping, it’s important to be prepared for a variety of weather conditions. A spray-on waterproof is an essential piece of kit for this. Using the item, you can waterproof your boots, luggage, clothing and virtually anything else that you might want to keep dry. Use this product and items and your bags will be kept dry. You can also ensure that you do not get soaked to the skin either. With this product, everything will remain completely watertight. You will be delighted with the impact this has. Water will run off any product sprayed immediately.
Aquapac Map Case
When camping, you can not rely on a sat nav or phone completely. You could find yourself in a dead zone with no signal. Alternatively, your battery could run out. This is why you need a map in hand. A map will never fail you as long as you keep it dry. If a map gets wet, it will quickly become an unusable soggy messy. With the Aquapac “Kaituna Waterproof” Map Case this won’t be an issue. You can ensure that your map is kept safe throughout your camping trip. You will not need to worry about the map getting ruined in a heavy downpour.
BioLite CampStove 2 Wood 2 Wood Burning And USB Charging Camping Stove
Unless you are willing to limit your diet, you must have a quality stove for your camping trip. As well as being useful for cooking food, this will help keep you warm. Modern stoves are highly advanced, and the BioLite CampStove is no exception. With this product, you will be able to charge your device like your mobile phone while powering the stove. It’s even green friendly and will allow you to boil water within minutes. You will not need to wait long for your dinner to cook with this solution.
Leadeak T6 Upgrade L2 CREE 1200 Lumens LED Torch
It is crucial that you can find your way in a variety of lighting conditions. With the sun setting earlier through the winter months, a torch will be an essential piece of kit. With this solution from Leadeak, you will be provided a product with a variety of different settings. You can adjust the light based on your needs at any point during your camping trip. This includes an SOS switch mode for emergencies. The torch also comes with numerous extras including a battery charger and a full carry case. This will ensure that you can keep your torch safe during your travels.
Active Era Premium King Size Air Bed
There’s nothing worse than waking up after a night camping with a sore back. It’s important to ensure that you have the right bed and the Active Era Premium King Size Air Bed is a perfect choice. With an electric pump, you can connect your bed to a power source and get it ready in minutes. Highly durable, you will be able to take this anywhere, and it even has a waterproof layer. You will be able to stay dry and comfortable when you choose this bed for your next camping trip.
Garmin eTrex 10 Outdoor Handheld GPS
While a map is essential, the right GPS is the best tech solution to keep you on the right path. This option by Garmin offers durability and is user-friendly. Easy to use, you will be able to find your position in various lighting situations. It also offers downloadable options to ensure that you can gain additional details straight to your device. The device can also locate your prediction quickly and has a long-lasting battery. Choose this option, and it will not fail you at an inopportune moment.
Outwell Katla Camping Portable Heater
A heater will keep you warm, even when the temperature drops below zero. When you choose a portable heater, there are a variety of factors to consider. This heater provides a rapid warm-up with a tip-over safety feature. There is also a carry handle, so you will be able to place it wherever you need. The user-friendly design ensures that you will be able to set it up in seconds. You can even use the thermostat to change the temperature to the right point for you. It is the ideal choice and will even provide enough heat to keep a family-sized tent cosy through the winter months.
Conqueco Heated Vest
Similar to the option above, Conqueco provides a heated vest that will be perfect for keeping your torso and the rest of your body warm. With this solution, you will have a breathable, waterproof jacket that looks great and feels fantastic. As well as promoting blood circulation, this jacket will help anyone who suffers from pain when camping. You can even use the jacket as a power supply for your phone or other devices you might take with you.
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