In this three-minute read, we share six top tips for successful camping trips in Darlington.
Friday 2 July sees the start of the UK’s National BBQ Week – one of the Great British public’s favourite pastimes. Whether it’s bangers, halloumi burgers or spicy cauliflower steaks on the menu, BBQs are the number one meal option when it comes to camping trips.
We’ve put together a list of essential items for a successful camping trip.
1) Freeze your meat
If you’re short on ice packs, freezing your meat is a great way to keep it safe until you want to cook it. Frozen water bottles also double up as great refrigerators and who doesn’t love some ice-cold water when you’re enjoying the sun in your deck chair.
2) Prepare for all kinds of weather
There’s no such thing as bad weather if you’re appropriately dressed. But a lightweight rain mac and an extra sweatshirt are a good idea if the weather is unkind. A travel-size games compendium might come in handy if rain forces you to retreat inside your tent.
3) Portable power bank
In an ideal world, camping trips should be full of wholesome fun; muddy knees, swinging on tree ropes and marshmallows by the campfire. In reality, the kids still need their Peppa Pig fix or Instagram updates and you might need to keep an eye on work or that eBay auction. To keep you connected, a portable charger is an absolute must-have.
4) First-aid kit
Be prepared for all manner of first-aid needs – nettles, insect bites, BBQ or sun-related burns, grazed knees (we could go on…). Kit yourself out with plasters, antibacterial cleansing wipes, healing cream, and maybe some paracetamol for the morning after. Better to be safe than sorry.
5) An extra loo roll (or two)
Not that we’re endorsing buying more than you need (we still remember the Covid-19 loo roll fiasco), but a couple in reserve is always sensible. They can double up for spills or when the kids need makeshift bandanas.
6) A gadget for everything
Don’t forget the corkscrew, or better still, invest in a Swiss army knife – opening tins is nigh on impossible without a can opener. And you never know when you might need that emergency nail file.
If you’ve got any camping tips to share, or to recommend your favourite Darlington campsite, get in touch with us here at Sillars.