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How to prepare for camping? The ultimate guide

Whether you’re an experienced Circuit Tester Nz camper or you’re planning your first camping holiday, it’s important to be prepared. This means making sure you pack everything you need, and that you have a plan if the weather causes problems. 

If you’ve never been camping before and you’re not sure how to prepare – or if you just need a reminder – we’re here to help. At Scott Electrical, we offer camping essentials such as power cords, so be sure to pick one up before you head off on your camping trip. But first, here’s our guide to preparing for camping, so you can get ready to go in just three easy steps. 

1) Know where you’re going and pack accordingly. 

Make sure you’re familiar with the area you’re camping in before you set off. It’s a good idea to find out as much as you can about the local area so that you can be prepared for all eventualities. For example, is it likely to rain? If so, you’ll need to bring a raincoat and an extra change of clothes in case you get caught in the rain. You might also want to consider pitching your tent in a sheltered spot, such as under a tree. You should also consider the wildlife you might encounter, and whether it could cause problems for your camping trip.  

2) Make sure you know how to set up your tent. 

If it’s your first time camping, you might need some practice setting up a tent – you don’t want it to get blown away, or fall down in the middle of the night! Have a go at setting it up in the weeks before you set off. If any of your friends or family are experienced campers, ask them to check whether you’ve pitched the tent correctly.  

3) Leave the campsite in the same state you found it. 

When you leave the campsite, it’s important to take everything with you, including any rubbish. Leaving things behind can be detrimental to the local environment, so take care to clean up before you go home. The campsite should be as clean when you leave as it was when you arrived. 

If you’re planning a camping trip in the near future, it’s important to be prepared for all eventualities. That’s why you need to bring a camping power cord – and if you still need to buy one before your trip, we’ve got you covered. At Scott Electrical, we offer camping power cords in NZ.