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Get a Guide for Expedition Camping Gear

Posted by [email protected] on May 29, 2016 at 5:50 AM

If you're planning a group journey into the wilderness, you need some expedition camping gear. An expedition differs somewhat from a leisurely camping trip in a few ways. This is because an expedition is more of a journey for a specific purpose. Treks in the jungle, desert adventures, rock climbing trips, Artic explorations and long hikes through the forest to reach a breathtaking destination are all examples of expeditions. They are undertaken in groups of people who all share the same goal and work together as a team.


The gear needed for a trip of this magnitude is going to be different than the basic family camping trip. You will need military-style gear that is lightweight yet efficient. This will include a weatherproof tent, change of clothing, compass, food, water and first aid kit packed neatly in a backpack that is not too heavy. Depending on the type of expedition you're going on, you may need other supplies related to the journey. For example, if you're hiking to a fishing spot, fishing gear is a must. In snowy weather, you need appropriate clothing, warm blankets and perhaps even a portable heater. For the desert, protection from the hot rays of the sun is a must. No matter where you go, you should pack sunscreen.


When packing for a group expedition, you will carry your gear and members of the group may share or take turns with carrying group gear that doesn't belong to one particular person. It's a good idea to meet with your group far in advance and plan the supplies that are needed. Each person should be given a list of the recommended supplies for their use. Then, volunteers can be assigned to bring items for the entire group. Just like with the journey itself, teamwork is crucial to the preparation of a successful trek whether it's through the forest, desert, jungle or Arctic.


Expedition camping gear can often be found at your local outdoor supply store. For more advanced or hard to find equipment, try shopping online. There are all kinds of online retailers these days who sell an incredible variety of outdoor equipment for every terrain, climate and purpose. You'll be amazed at some of the handy gadgets and gear that today's outdoor outfitters sell. Whether you're looking for something simple or something technologically advanced, it's available for you in today's stores.


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