Choose your campsite, and pitch your camping tents, and it’s not long before you’re relaxing in the peace and quiet with a cup of coffee or tea. This is an usual perfect thought that many campers think that their camping will be.
However, if you or someone in your family has a disability, you will be anxious about the idea of camping. Because not all campsites are accessible for everyone. So first and foremost, you should choose a campground, which is able to offer sites that are more accessible and disability friendly than others. In effect, it depends if the land for the site is practical for wheelchair use and the costs involved for adjustments is reasonable for them to make.
There are plenty of household tools designed for those who have difficulty using standard implements. And many can be adapted for camping by those with limited mobility. There are now a small number of tools being designed purely for disabilities’ camping. One such is the Easy Lever – a device that makes peg extraction easy for those with little movement or strength. Just insert one end under the peg and rock the lever back to effortlessly pull it from the ground. It isn’t expensive, just cost around £10.
Except for the gear or equipment, clothing, cookware and first aid goods, which are necessary goods that a camping need to take, here’re ‘Top five equipment musts’ you also have to take which is useful gadgets or camping equipment for disability.
– Directional Tactile Compass
– C2 Talking Compass Battery – operated with voice output.
– Wheelchair Kovers – Protective covers for storage of a range of wheelchairs.
– Trial Messenger Maps – Large print tactile maps using a range of standard symbols.
– Ez Squeeze Can Opener – Opens on release of a slide button at the top of the handle.
As we just talked above, you need to take with the camping equipment. What does camping equipment include? Here’s some essential, tent, sleeping bags, folding tables and chairs, stove or outdoor fire pit, tarp, knife etc. And when you’re choosing your accessible tent, cabin style tents or dome tents are best suited for disability accessibility, for instance, a 6 man dome tent. They usually have a large entrance door and plenty of room inside.
There may be some extra planning involved, but camping is an adventure for everyone, and the sense of freedom and independence you get from a holiday under canvas is well worth the effort. You’d better yourself a list of all equipment, gear, food and any other items needed. Camping really is something that can be enjoyed by everyone, whatever your disability, so what are you waiting for?
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