Simple Tips For The Big Lap

.. Includes Camping Etiquette

If you are one of the growing army of grey nomads doing the big lap, discovering, or hoping to discover, the joys of the open road in this wonderful country, then this is for you. Whether you are a baby boomer travelling indefinitely, choosing to spend the winter months up north, or simply enjoying a few short trips a year, you are part of the growing grey nomad community in Australia. Whether you are travelling in a caravan, motor home, camper van, camper trailer, fifth wheeler or a tent, this is the place to read about people like yourselves… and about the issues affecting the grey nomad lifestyle in Australia.

Planning a grey nomad journey in the caravan or RV? Or maybe a camping trip? Before you get going, there are a few things to think about: where you will go, who is coming and what other bits and pieces you will be taking.

Once that’s all in order, here are some awesome tips and tricks every grey nomad or camper should know. They will help you navigate the road, have a great camping trip and get a little crafty.

Bring along a multi-charger so you can charge more than just your phone!

Find the cheapest petrol prices on your route with the travelling apps.

Use a cereal container and plastic bag as a spill-proof rubbish holder.

Wrapping your meat in cabbage leaves will keep it from getting burnt to a crisp.

A Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle box.

Add sage to your campfire or fire pit to keep mosquitoes and bugs away.

Buy a dry erase board and place at the back of the cupboard. Write the name, address, spot number and phone number of the camping grounds in case of emergency.

Your deodorant doubles as a mosquito bite itch reliever.

Cobble together a makeshift shower using a large water jug and a watering can head.

Place foam tiles on the floor of your tent for a softer and more comfortable night’s sleep.

Point a headlamp or other strong light into a clear water container for a light without glare.

An empty 2 litre milk carton filled with water works well for this.

Keep power cord connections off damp ground and protected from rain using an upside down bucket with two holes.

Most Importantly remember camping etiquette:

Clean up after you leave the camp site and…

Dispose of your garbage in the bins provided or take all of your garbage with you.

Take away any grey water if possible and dispose of it in a proper location.

For campers who use a chemical toilet never release the contents of the toilet in an open area near your campsite. Chemical toilet discharges should be done only at an approved facility.

Leave your campsite as clean as you found it. In fact, leave it cleaner than you found it.

Camping is one of the most enjoyable things that people can do together. As you travel and camp in this great country you will be inspired by the beauty Therefore, be considerate of your fellow camper, the community nearby, and of God’s creation.