Top Reasons Why You Should Go Camping This WInter
Camping under the stars is a refreshing experience at any time of year. With the Christmas school holidays in the summer months, camping trips can become a little uncomfortable due to the heat, unless of course you’re camping by the beach or in an air-conditioned camper trailer! On the other hand, camping during winter can get rather chilly and most folks prefer the comfort of their warm beds rather than spending time in the outdoors. That’s probably why campgrounds all across Australia are jam packed during the Easter long weekend tarps.
In any case, there’s advantages and disadvantages of going camping when it’s hot, cold, or somewhere in the middle, but holidays are a treat at any time year! With winter currently upon us and school holidays just around the corner, you might be asking yourself what activities you can do to entertain the kids and keep them healthy and happy? Well, today we’re going to share with you our top reasons why you should go camping this winter.
Escape the crowds
If you’ve always wanted to travel to your dream campsite but there’s never any spots left, chances are you’ll find plenty of room during the winter months. Sometimes it can be hard to find a good campsite in summer because you typically need to book a year in advance. On the contrary, you can make a reservation, pack your bags, and be at the campsite within a couple of hours during the winter months. You also don’t need to worry about the traffic, the crowds, and the wait times in general.
Let’s face it, no one is fond of mozzies! Whether you’re trying to catch one in your tent, fend them off with sticky mozzie spray, or itch that scratch between your toes, there’s no doubt that mosquitoes are an annoying creature. But, there’s no mozzies in winter and less bugs in general simply because they can’t handle the cold. It’s such a relief not having to constantly give your attention to bugs and insects!
One of camping greatest joys is sitting around the campfire with a glass of wine and some good company, and what better time to enjoy the campfire than winter? Not only is the weather more appropriate for a campfire, but there’s also less fire bans and restrictions during the colder months. Along with having less people around, you’ll have an abundance of firewood and a nice, cosy place to relax and enjoy the serenity.
The winter night’s sky
The days are shorter in winter which means the stars come out earlier and shine for longer. While sleeping under the stars is breathtaking at any time of year, the Orion constellation which only appears in the winter night’s sky is a spectacle which shouldn’t be missed. There’s nothing quite like falling sleep with nothing but the sounds of wildlife in your ears and the fading stars in your eyes.
You can eat more
Camping during winter means that your body needs to burn more energy to keep you warm. This warming process is known as thermogenesis and is actually more important than staying dry. While you can eat more, it’s always recommended to balance your diet with exercise, which is another effective way to warm yourself up. Hiking after breakfast anyone?
There’s clearly advantages and disadvantages of going camping at any time of year, so why not make the most of your winter school holidays this year with a camping trip to your favourite destination? With less mozzies, bugs, and people, you’ll surely find bliss in the peaceful silence as the winter night’s sky shines brightly above. If you need any camping products or accessories to make your winter camping trip more comfortable, get in touch with the team at TJM Australia on 07 3865 9999.