Outdoor holiday and camping booking company Pitchup has shared the items Britons should pack before hitting the road, and some of these are essential when traveling during the heatwave.
Pitchup explained that when traveling during the hottest weeks of the year, staying hydrated is essential.
Camping experts explained: “Hot weather can make you extremely dehydrated, so having enough water is extremely important.
“Particularly if you are planning long walks or strenuous activities during your trip.
“To keep your liquids cool, store them in a cooler – ideally in the shade – or in an on-site fridge if your campsite has one.”
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They also recommended packing “water-rich fruits and vegetables such as cucumber, melon, strawberries, celery, and pineapple.”
They will help to maintain the level of hydration of travelers.
Although it may seem obvious, many vacationers forget about summer essentials when they go camping.
These include sunscreen, sun hats, sunglasses and appropriate loose clothing to protect you from the sun and keep you cool during the day.
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From Pitchup, they also recommended “breathable cotton bedding to keep you cool while you sleep.”
These items are “particularly important when you’re by the sea, taking a walk, or playing games.”
“Children with more sensitive skin should continue to add high factor sunscreen and wear clothing to protect them from sun or heat damage,” experts warn.
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Mr Bassett said snacks are absolutely essential for camping holidays and advised people ‘not to leave without’.
He explained: “Remember to pack plenty of snacks to keep your energy levels up throughout the day, think dried fruits and nuts, dark chocolate, trail mixes and protein bars.”
He also recommended creating a meal plan before the trip.
“It’s useful, especially for those embarking on a more remote camping trip who won’t have immediate access to grocery stores or restaurants.
“Create a meal plan for each day, taking into account expiry dates and ease of storage.
“You can also save a lot of time and energy by preparing food in advance – soups, pasta dishes, vegetable curries that can be safely stored in Tupperware and reheated as needed are ideal. “
Pouch dried foods that only need boiling water to cook are a good idea and are also quite light, making them ideal for explorers on the go.
Any food in cardboard packaging should be moved to waterproof storage, just in case raindrops start to fall, the camping expert recommended.