Most camping equipment stores will have a member of staff that will be more than pleased to serve you and be full of knowledge on camping, outdoor activities and the equipment used.
Hennessey produces a range of superbly designed hammocks for all uses these also come with a shelter design not unlike the Australian Basha. For expert use in all four quarters of the globe Silva is famous for producing a complete range of highly precise compasses. Lowa is a German company that manufactures extremely robust footwear that is used and issued to the German armed forces and other armed forces all over the world. There are a huge range of boots suitable for all outdoor activities, the price range is such that they are affordable for all budgets. Most specialist outdoor stores will stock the above products and most can also be found online through a simple search on any online search engine.
Most staff members at camping equipment stores have a good knowledge on camping, outdoor activities and the equipment used. They are more than happy to advise you on any piece of equipment you are interested in purchasing. However, through experience, most people find online buying more informative with no pressure to buy and all the time in the world to browse through each product in detail. One drawback is that you will not be able to handle the product but all e-commerce outdoor and adventure equipment websites offer a thirty-day money back guarantee or should do anyway by law. When purchasing Camping equipment, you should always treat each piece of kit with the highest respect. For example, you do not want the wrong type of boots or the wrong season sleeping bag; no body likes to be stuck out in the cold with the wrong piece kit but so many of us do it!
When purchasing a sleeping bag, for instance, it is important that you know all the different types before hand, there are more than you think! The same caution should be applied to footwear, tents, cookers, and all your clothing including your under wear. Having the correct equipment for the time of year is vital. Long Johns for the winter, the correct season sleeping bag, a suitable tent, the correct type of boots and outdoor clothing i.e. wet weather jackets and trousers are a must, especially when hiking in a country with variable weather patterns. Most people find camping outdoors a fun and enjoyable experience. Teaching your children the skills of living outdoors and survival can be invaluable in later life. Most good outdoor equipment stores can also provide books and sometimes videos on using outdoor equipment and survival aids. So what are you waiting for? Go outside, have fun and make the best use your camping equipment.