Your Home Outdoors with Portable Camping Furniture
Adding a few pieces of camping furniture to your existing camping gear will make camping in the outdoors more enjoyable. Having your outdoor dinner with chairs and a table is easy and more comfortable with lightweight compact camping furniture.
When selecting outdoor camping furniture you will be looking at several different factors;
•Space - The amount of space both set up and for storage.
•Weight - The amount item weight with all fixtures.
•Durability - How long it will last during normal usage.
•Value - Getting quality of service for the price.
•Functionality - Being able to do what it is advertised to do.
Benefits of Outdoor Furniture
With any outdoor furniture it has to be durable. Being outside in direct sunlight and in a changing environment is harder on furniture than being inside in a controlled environment. Different materials are use to handle these rougher conditions. Still when your outdoor furniture is not being used it is best to be stored inside to increase its life.
Camping with the right pieces of portable furniture can be done by deciding which furniture will be used the most. Folding chairs and folding tables are usually the most used. Keeping your food and cooking gear on a table helps keep insects and wildlife from getting into it. Before setting up your folding table, look around the area for ant hills or any other signs of insects.
Outdoor folding kitchens are another piece of outdoor furniture that can be handy for camping. Outdoor kitchens are a sanitary place to prepare food for cooking. They also have places to keep cleaning supplies and wash dishes. Some have a place for your outdoor grill and for cooking.
Inflatable furniture is another type of outdoor furniture that will save packing and storage space. Inflatable chairs, tables, ottomans, mattress, and even sofas can add to the relaxation of the great outdoors. Inflatable furniture is easy set up and to keep clean. Just hose it off and wipe it dry. Inflatable furniture is also light and easy to move around. Remember to add an air pump to your camping equipment list to inflate your camping furniture.
Portable Outdoor Storage
Fold up outdoor storage is a good way to save space inside a tent. Things like cooking utensils, cleaning supplies, cloths, or any of your camping gear can be stored safely in an outdoor cupboard. Outdoor cupboards fold down into a small area for transport and storage. With a little assembly you can have organized storage that can be moved to any fairly level place you need it.
Folding camping cots can be used to get you and your sleeping bag on a soft comfortable surface to get a good night’s sleep. Sleeping cots have been around for a long time for good reasons. Sleeping cots are well built for outdoor use and are made from materials that can last for many years of regular use. They fold up for easy storage, are lightweight, and can be used inside or outdoors.
Outdoor Camping Lighting
When camping outdoors good lighting is a necessity. Making sure that your camp is lit up well helps keep the area safe and unwanted wildlife out. There are many different types of lighting. Battery powered lightning is the easiest to use. Battery powered lighting comes with LED or standard bulbs. LED bulbs will increase the battery life but have a higher initial cost. LED bulbs also have a longer lifespan than regular light bulbs. Rechargeable batteries save money in the long run and can help the environment.
Pressurized fuel lanterns are another source of light for your camping trip. These put out a large amount of light and will last for many years. Simply add filaments, fuel, and pump up. Then you are ready to light. Trim oil lanterns are another way to go. This style of lantern does not put out as much light as the others but will burn for an extended length of time.
Camping Furniture Care
Keeping your outdoor camping furniture out of direct sunlight when not being used will help it to stay in good shape for years to come. Cleaning and drying outdoor furniture before storing will also help it to last. Your outdoor furniture will also be clean and ready for the next camping trip you go on.