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Autumn Camping Tips

Camping in autumn allows you to experience a delightful array of oranges, yellows and browns as the leaves crunch underfoot. On the other hand, the weather is notoriously unpredictable. It could be beaming sunshine or persistent downpours, and changes at a moment’s notice. So here at The Range, we’ve put together some camping tips to help you prepare for anything.

 

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Tips for Your Tent

Your tent is the pivotal part of the whole camping experience, so you need to make sure it’s up to the challenge. You should always check your camping equipment before you go, so you don’t end up with a leaking tent or a broken torch.

Autumn can come with strong winds, so you’ll need to make sure it is securely pegged into the ground. When purchasing a tent or sleeping bag, a three-season one is more likely to see you through the multitude of weathers autumn has to offer.

 

Prepare for The Colder Weather

The mornings and evenings of autumn can be bitterly cold and often bring condensation. Allowing your tent ample ventilation will help with the condensation, but it’s a good idea to keep things away from the sides of the tent so that they don’t absorb the moisture.

A comfy air bed and a cosy sleeping bag will keep you from sleeping on cold hard ground, but for extra comfort and warmth, consider packing some extra blankets and cushions.

Autumn also brings shorter days, so a good supply of torches and lighting for your campsite will be useful when the night draws to a close. Warm your hands with a hot beverage to wind down the evening in a snug fashion.

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Layer Up

It’s best to dress in lots of thin layers, as opposed to fewer, thicker ones. This means you can control your temperature more easily and heat is more easily retained. Wearing moisture-wicking thermals as a base layer is a great idea to keep yourself warm.

Most heat is lost from your extremities, so packing a cosy hat and thermal socks will help to keep you cosy at night.

Although the breeze carries a chill, autumn is also known for its bouts of sunshine and warmth, so you’ll still need to bring sun protection and insect repellent.

As we said, you need to prepare for anything! With moisture comes mud, so a good pair of walking boots will help keep you steady and dry on your feet.

 

 

 

Hopefully, this guide has you ready for anything the autumn wilderness has to throw at you, but should you find yourself in need of any extra supplies, don’t forget to browse our camping department!

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