Your camping clothes are the comfiest ones in your cupboard. The ones you drag out of the washing basket time and again. But how many should you take on your trip around Oz?
No matter what you take, you will find yourself wearing out your favourite gear...as you can see above. Take clothes that:
You’ll find most gear in your cupboard, but some things you might have to buy. Make sure you choose durable, good quality items that will last.
Take one all-purpose ‘special occasion’ outfit or a nice shirt you can wear with jeans. You’ll probably find you don’t have much cause to wear it, but it’s nice to have when you need to be a little bit fancier.
We were in a habit of high-intensity exercise before we left on the trip. So, we also took two sets of sports gear and a pair of sneakers. We did exercise during the trip, but far less than we expected.
If you exercise every day now, include sports gear on your camping clothes list. If you don’t – leave your sports gear at home. Although your incidental exercise will definitely increase, you are not likely to start a new sports regime on your trip.
We used plastic storage boxes for our camping clothes, which we kept inside the camper. We had one box for us, one for the kids. We kept a suitcase in the car boot for clothes we weren’t using every day. Depending on the weather, the clothes from the suitcase cycled through to the boxes and vice versa.
If you didn’t wear that shirt at home, you can guarantee you won’t wear it on the trip. It will just take up valuable space.
Don’t pack extras just in case. Instead, when your clothes start to wear thin or fall apart – stop in the local op shop for more. You’ll find new favourites and pick up some local knowledge while you’re there!
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