Want to go camping but you don’t have the kit? It is not as expensive as many people think to get yourself sorted out with the gear to enjoy a holiday in the outdoors.
The first thing to do is to buy second-hand. “It’s crazy for first-time campers to buy new gear as down the line, when you know exactly what you want and need, it might be right to invest in new equipment but starting out, when you’re on a learning curve and short of money, there are serious savings to be made in the second-hand online space.” ” says camping expert Estelle Nagel of Gumtree SA
She advises online buyers to make sure they check the equipment thoroughly before committing to a purchase: “as an example, erect a tent before you buy it to make sure all the poles, pegs and pieces are there, and the fabric is in good condition”.
Camping is much more enjoyable if you have the basics covered to stay dry, warm and comfortable.
Here is a checklist of camping essentials and their approximate price online.