Over the Hills & Far Away: Camping with the Whole Gang

led headlamp for kidsMy friends and I are like one big family, we always do stuff together. Just like we’ve seen in many famous TV shows such as Friends, That 70’s Show, How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory, having a big gang can be utterly cool and fun. However, what sets us apart from many other gangs is our love for the outdoors. We simply love camping, regardless of the season. All of us love to take a walk on the wild side and lately it seems like this adventurous spirit is taking the world by a storm. Everybody is trying to find a way to cope with the daily dose of stress no one is immune to and according to many studies, camping and hiking are the right way to do it.

Our favourite spot is the Grampian region as there we can enjoy the beauty of the almost flat-topped sandstone mountains that rise steeply from the rugged forest. The Grampian national park, in fact, is the right place for nature-lovers like us who want to get a rush of adrenaline while breathing in the fresh country air and embracing the landscape.

There are lots of places you can go camping in Australia, and if you are an adrenaline junkie, I suggest you to visit the most popular Victoria’s camping places. However, as someone who knows the 411 on camping, I mustn’t forget to remind you that you ought to be equipped with the right gear: sleeping bags, sleeping pads, clothing, footwear and some kitchen appliances. The things we share together are the two larger tents, folding chairs, a large folding table and kitchen appliances – we split the bill evenly for all of these. And of course, each and every one of us has their own camping head torch.

Having a camping head torch can be the only source of light when camping at night, or when one is trying to find their way to the tent during night time. In fact, camping at night can be quite a challenge if you don’t have this type of light source. But let’s get something clear, I’m not talking about any head torch. I’m talking about a quality camping head torch with long-life battery, lightweight, durable and easily portable. And the fact that your hands are free is one great benefit, believe me.

When it comes to brightness, the more lumens the better. Having a head torch with more lumens means greater illumination both for near and far distances. Nowadays, you can even choose a head torch model that allows you to adjust the beam and focus the light for longer-range visibility. You can also lower it when you need less.

Regarding battery life, make sure you choose one that won’t wear down quickly and just in case, I suggest you to invest in rechargeable batteries that can be easily recharged via a USB port. You should also make sure you choose a model that is durable enough to withstand the elements and waterproof as well in order to keep the batteries safe and sound.