Camping is a great way to escape from the busyness of modern life with a relaxing retreat in the beautiful outdoors. The Koozie® brand is known as the insulation expert at the campsite with products designed to keep you warm, dry, and well-fed so you can extend the good times. So, here are our tips to “kamp” like a champ on your next outdoor adventure with your Koozie® Kamp gear.
Tents under trees? Bad idea.
It may be picturesque to pitch your tent in an inviting location with the sun coming through the leaves, but don’t be fooled. It may feel more private than other spots, but by the end of the trip, your tent may be covered with sap or other debris.
The #26126 Koozie® Kamp 2 Person Tent has a strong frame to withstand up to 35 mph winds so you won’t need the extra protection from the trees. Plus, the lightweight canopy is rain resistant for extra tent protection.
Ramen is for college students.
First-timers often think their best food option is heat-and-eat noodles with minimum flavor and maximum soggy-ness while camping. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Satisfying and healthy meals in nature are easy when you have the right equipment.
Throw rice or your favorite grains into a freezer bag with spices and vegetables and when you’re ready to eat, grab a #26123 Koozie® Kamp Cook Set. Pour your freezer bag contents into the cooking pot, warm it over the fire and enjoy a good meal. This cook set even includes cups and plates that conveniently fit inside the pot for compact packing.
Once you’ve made your delicious meals, you’ll need some utensils to enjoy your “gourmet” camp cooking. Buying disposable plastic cutlery doesn’t make sense for enjoying the great outdoors because of negative environmental impacts. Your best bet is camping-friendly utensils that can be re-used every time you go camping.
Durable #26101 Koozie® Kamp Utensils are made of 18/8 food-grade stainless steel that is rustproof and nonreactive. This set is made for campers with a flat profile and lightweight handles and comes in a neoprene pouch for easy and secure carrying.
Keep it chill and camp on.
You may already have a cooler that works fine for backyard parties, but when camping you want to be sure you have one that is easily portable with enough capacity for any perishable food, drinks, and ice.
The #16002 Koozie® Olympus Kooler Backpack has enough capacity to fit 36 cans plus ice with padded mesh back and shoulder straps for added comfort. The foam insulation and heat-sealed PEVA liner make this a great camping option.
Take a seat.
Most campsites will have a picnic table or two for mealtime, but relaxing will feel much more enjoyable if you have a comfy place to sit. The #26121 Koozie Kamp Chair comes in a convenient carry bag and even has a Koozie® can holder on one armrest and a soft Koozie® kooler on the other.
Or better yet, hang a hammock.
At the campsite, a hammock works double-duty as a convenient place to sit and the perfect spot for an afternoon nap. Hammock camping (without the tent) is also seeing a surge in popularity as more and more people want to snooze under the stars.
The #26127 Koozie® Kamp Hammock is made of strong nautical grade nylon to hold up to 500 lbs. and is compact and lightweight enough to fit easily into your pack.
Keep the heat.
Getting a little dirty is part of the fun when camping. After all, a camper’s main objective is enjoying nature. That doesn’t mean you need to be cold and miserable, which can be surprisingly easy in the great outdoors, even in mild weather. Be sure to pack a warm coat, socks, rain jacket and other insulating layers to be sure you stay warm and cozy.
With a lightweight double layer fleece lining, the #26120 Koozie® Two-Tone Beanie provides extra warmth for cool camping trips. Or try the #26104 Koozie® Field Blanket, complete with nylon straps with handle and hook and loop closure for easy carrying.
Appreciate the scenery.
It can be hard to put down our mobile devices, but camping trips are a great opportunity for relaxing fun and “unplugged” activities. Consider the season, location, and interests of people in your group to come up with ideas for serious fun while camping.
Did you know birding has become one of the fastest-growing hobbies in North America? In fact, about 50 million Americans plan a trip to observe wild birds every year. (1) Jump on the birding trend, or just get an up-close view of your serene surroundings with the #26105 Koozie® Kamp Binoculars. These lightweight binoculars come in a neoprene case with a carabiner to slip into a pocket or clip easily to a belt loop or pack.
Don’t get waterlogged.
Camping near water is a great way to enhance the overall experience. Time spent near a body of water is scenic and provides built-in activities like fishing, swimming, kayaking, and more.
If you’re lucky enough to have a campsite by the water, or unlucky enough to be camping in rainy conditions, be sure to have a #15787 Koozie® Adventure Dry Sack 10L in your pack. This water-resistant bag is a must-have for campers because it keeps personal items dry with a fold-down closure that doubles as a handle.
Relax and stay awhile.
Well organized gear ensures there is enough room for everything you need to have a fun and safe camping trip, whether it is for a weekend or an entire week. Multi-function items can be a great option because they take up less room in your pack by combining multiple necessities into one.
The #26097 Koozie® Backpack Kooler Chair is a padded seat and insulated cooler that can be conveniently carried as a backpack. The perfect lightweight alternative to a separate large chair and cooler. As an added bonus there is even a bottle opener attached!
Visit bicgraphic.com to check out all the Koozie® Kamp Gear so you can be ready to chill and have fun on your next “kamping” trip.