The Australian culture is known for the connection with nature so it’s not surprising we’re such huge fans of the great outdoors. When it comes to a pastime activity with Australians you can bet most would choose the outdoors, no matter whether it’s going camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, hunting, fishing or anything similar.
Though they’re all different from one another they still have some things in common like the versatile outdoor equipment in particular which is why I’ve decided to cover some of the basics of equipment in this post, regardless of what your outdoor adventure might be.
Considering it’s the outdoors which may or may not be familiar to you it’s advisable to have the much-needed sources of lighting with you because it’s easy to lose your way or track of time when you’re out and about, so a flashlight is the kind of tool that’s essential for survival, warding off danger from you, helping you find your way easily in the dark or even starting a fire. And oh, don’t forget to pack up battery extras!
Also when it comes to directions GPS and smartphones are all good though in case you end up without a signal or your battery runs out it’s always better to be old-fashioned and have a map and compass at hand than be left in the middle of nowhere, getting lost.
Speaking of tools, I don’t even have to point out how essential multi-tools can be. You never know when you might need them so why risk heading out without them? They’re great for repairs just as they are in surviving situations and if you want to make the most of them then choose one that has a whistle too like the UTS ParaKnife 2.0 pro, perfect as a signal device.
Now, depending on the time you intend to spend outdoors you must think of your hydration supplies, especially if you stay out longer. Carrying water supplies may seem like a good option but it can be heavy and slow you down which is why the SteriPEN happens to be the ideal choice.
As for protection from the weather it’s a must to think of your clothing, choosing to wear something that’s resistant to the rains, heat, UV rays, cold and provides visibility, breathability as well as thermoregulation like the underwear should. Since you can’t be too sure about the weather despite checking the forecast it’s better to pack up some extra clothing pieces just in case.
Prepare well taking all safety precautions so you’d have the adventure of a lifetime!