When heading for the great outdoors, it pays to be prepared for all eventualities. From unexpected turns in the weather, to things that go bump in the night, there’s plenty to think about. Luckily for the Adventurers out there, there are loads of tools, tips, and tricks to make life in the outdoors that little bit more manageable.

Always pack a torch
Sometimes when you’re camping, nature calls in the night time. That’s just the way it is. And there’s nothing worse than getting up in the middle of the night in pure darkness, trying to find your way to the toilet. That’s why you should always pack a good torch. If you need to up your illumination game, there are now a range of torches and lights that are powered by the Power X Change 18V batteries such as the PXC Torch PXC Worklight.
Keep food and rubbish secure
As night descends in the great outdoors, all kinds of creatures come out to play and they love nothing more than rooting around for food. That’s why it’s important to make sure that you secure all food and waste so that you don’t wake in the morning to find scraps and rubbish strewn across your campsite.

Camp away from the water
While camping close to the water might seem peaceful and idyllic, you should reconsider where you set up your camp if you want to avoid being bitten by insects such as mosquitoes that like to breed in water.
Be prepared for rough terrain
When heading out into the bush, it’s vital to have a spare tyre and be prepared for rough terrain that could cause a puncture. And that’s where the PXC 18V Brushless Impact Wrench Kit can help. When you need to change a tyre or fix something fast, this versatile tool offers the speed and impact you need. The PXC 18V / 24V Hybrid Inflator Deflator Skin will also help you pump up your tires to suit the terrain you’re driving on.

Invest in quality
Taking the time to invest in a better quality esky will pay dividends in the long run. It’ll keep food and drinks cold for longer and will last you for years to come.
Think about night-time entertainment
Sometimes there’s only so much campfire guitar playing you can listen to before you lose your mind. That’s why it good to pack a speaker so you can change the tunes and set the vibe for an evening under the stars. The PXC 18V Workshop Radio Skin is the perfect outdoor music companion. It’s compact and portable and allows you to listen to your favourite radio stations, or use the auxiliary jack to plug in your phone.

Never underestimate the importance of lighting
As much as the glow of a campfire is romantic and warm, it doesn’t provide sufficient lighting for when you’re under pressure to prepare a meal for a hungry horde after a day of hiking. That’s why the PXC 18V LED Worklight and Tripod Skin is the perfect light for outdoor adventures. The adjustable tripod allows you to perfectly position the light wherever you need.
Comfort is king
When it comes to sleeping in a tent, having an air mattress makes all the difference. The PXC 18V / 24V Hybrid Inflator Deflator Skin makes all the difference when setting up or taking down your camp. The dual functionality offers the ultimate efficiency for blowing up or deflating your air mattress.

Practise setting up your tent at home
Sure it’s only a tent. But sometimes setting up one that you’re unfamiliar with can be a stressful task. Make sure that you practise setting up your tent and are familiar with all the various parts.


Don’t forget to have fun
Sometimes family camping trips can be a bit stressful. It can be hard sharing a tent and living in close quarters with family members, or even friends. But with a little preparation, you can make the most of camping, which means everyone can have a good time.