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How to be a happy camper: a guide to powering up your campsite


As most of us plan to holiday in our own states this Easter, camping is a popular option. But poorly planned camps, especially with a family in tow, can lead to some unhappy campers. 

 

To make your next camping trip over Easter a good one, Franchise Partner, Howdie Farrar shares his expert camping advice to help you have 's’more' fun and avoid any 'in-tents' situations.  

 

WHAT DO YOU NEED?

First thing’s first, you need to pack the essentials. If you’re going remote or off-grid camping, be sure to include:

  • A good camping fridge to keep your food and drinks chilled while you’re out exploring your surroundings. It’s important to pre-cool your fridge before heading out to ensure everything stays cold while you’re away 
  • A good quality deep cycle battery to power the fridge
  • A battery box to place your batteries in. Some battery boxes are multi-functional - giving you outlets to plug all your devices into, including USB connections for your smart devices and other DC outlet sockets, such as a cigarette lighter. They may also monitor your battery’s voltage and state of charge
  • Solar panel to add additional power to your campsite, so you always have a source of power wherever you are. You can also grab smaller, lighter solar blankets for easier portability
  • Inverter to power up your 240V home devices
  • Camping light kit to keep the campsite singing all night long. Don’t be left in the dark on your trip. We recommend LED lighting that is remote switchable and anti-bug. LED is also low-power consumption, which is friendly for your battery

 

HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BATTERIES

Before a big trip, always make sure you’re properly prepared by testing out your equipment to ensure it’s in working condition before leaving home.

 

To avoid any 'tents' situations on the way to your campsite, have Battery World do a health check on your starting and deep cycle batteries. 

 

RESEARCH

Make sure you read up on where you’re going, what the weather conditions are expected to be while you’re there and familiarise yourself with the availability of facilities, such as toilets and running water, so you can prepare. 

 

Many camp sites have its own rules and regulations so it’s not only a good idea to be familiar with these requirements, but also keep in mind camping etiquette to ensure a good time for everyone around you.  

 

Easter is the perfect time to take advantage of the great Aussie weather, public holidays and the kids being on school break. Why not get out on the road and explore what our beautiful country has to offer? If you follow our helpful tips, it’ll be safe to say you’ll be enjoying the great outdoors in style and comfort.

 

Battery World has 111 stores nationwide and stocks over 14,000 products from small coin cell and AAA batteries to large truck batteries.

 


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Published: 15 March 2021

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