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Travel Essentials for Women Embarking on a Solo Adventure! 

Category: Inspiration, News, Date: 7 March 2024

What are your travel essential items for a solo camping trip?

Embarking on a solo camping or caravanning trip as a woman can be an exhilarating and empowering experience. However, ensuring your safety and comfort requires careful planning and packing! To help those that are planning a solo adventure, we asked a group of experienced female campers to share their travels essentials and gear recommendations for women on a solo trip. Here’s what they had to say: 

Always Be Ready for an Emergency 

  • Pack extra water and electrolytes, as dehydration can be a serious risk, particularly in northern regions.  
  • Carry additional food supplies, whether canned or in packets, to sustain you in case of unexpected delays or emergencies.  
  • Include a comprehensive first aid kit in your gear to handle minor injuries and emergencies. 

Communication and Navigation 

  • Consider bringing items such as a personal location beacon for signalling help in remote areas, a UHF radio for communication with other travellers or emergency services; and a Starlink or satellite phone for internet connectivity in remote areas. 
  • Carry a compass to orient yourself, especially if you’re navigating unfamiliar terrain. 

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  • Learn basic maintenance skills to address common mechanical issues, such as changing a tyre or fixing 12-pin plugs if towing a caravan. 
  • Understand where you’re going, including the terrain, climate, local regulations, and any potential hazards specific to the area. Research the options for setting up camp in each destination.  
  • Check the weather forecast for your destination and surrounding areas and be prepared. 
  • Learn how to tie down your gear properly or risk losing it along the way! 

Preparing for All Environments 

  • Tailor your gear selection based on the type of camping you plan to do. You’ll likely have different considerations if you’re heading off with a car and swag than a full caravan! 
  • Travel essential items may include extra ropes, tyre deflators, and an air compressor for off-road adventures. 
  • Pack extra clothing for unexpected weather changes, including rain gear to keep you dry during wet conditions. 
  • Carry a supply of mosquito repellent and antihistamines to combat insect bites and allergies. 
  • Bring tools such as a hammer, battery-operated air blower and flashlight, and dustpan for various tasks around the campsite. 
  • Don’t forget other travel essentials like toilet paper for when nature calls. 

By incorporating these travel essentials for women into your packing list, you can enhance your safety, comfort, and overall enjoyment during solo camping or caravanning adventures. Remember to prioritize preparedness, stay informed about your surroundings, and embrace the spirit of adventure while exploring the great outdoors. Safe travels! 

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