Preparing For Your First Camping Trip: 3 Types of Army Gear You Should Consider

25 October 2017
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If you are planning your first camping trip, you will want to make sure that you have all of the things you need to make sure you are comfortable and safe. Below is a guide to 3 accessories you can buy from an army disposal store which will make your first camping trip enjoyable.

Warm jumpers and coats

Even during the warmer months, the night can be a cold time in Australia. Once the sun sets, the clear skies allow the heat which has been stored in the ground to radiate away. Checking out the jumpers and coats on offer at your local army surplus store is a great way of protecting yourself against the cold. Military clothing is specially designed to provide the best protection possible against low temperatures. Furthermore, military clothing is produced in a wide range of different sizes, which means you can be certain you will find a piece of clothing which is the right size for you. Military clothing also tends to have plenty of storage space sewn into the fabric, which means you will have plenty of pockets to store your camping tools.


If you are planning to camp in the wilderness, it is likely you will have to walk quite a distance to reach your campsite. Even if you plan to drive to your campsite, you will want to get out in the country so you can explore a little. To do this, you will need a sturdy pair of boots which offer ankle protection. Army boots are a great choice, as they have been designed for use in a range of environments which makes them ideal for the Outback, mountainous regions and softer ground. The only thing you may need to do before you set off is to apply a fresh coat of waterproofing to the outer layer of the boot. 


Once you have sorted out your clothing and footwear, you will have to consider how you are going to carry your sleeping bag, tent and other equipment with you into the wilderness. Buying a new rucksack from a civilian store can be extremely expensive. A great alternative is to pick up an ex-military rucksack from an army surplus store. Army rucksacks are designed to be low weight while offering maximum storage space. Military rucksacks are also waterproof, which means you don't have to worry about your kit getting damp if it rains. Finally, the straps on a military rucksack are padded, so it will be super comfortable to wear while you are hiking.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a camping store today.