Perkin Knives UK

A handmade knife in UK will have you ready for any adventure and danger you can ever face. When a knife is handmade, the quality of the blade and grip remains superior. After all, it has all been crafted by experts who have been welding and forging for years now. No wonder a handmade knife is truly one of a kind. At Perkin knives, we have knives created for true adventurers. Our superior quality products suit all the needs you have to explore, build and hunt. So whether you are a camper, hunter or traveller, a knife by Perkin will be the right choice.

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    Survival 101: Everything You Need To Know Before Your First Camping Experience (Perkin’s Knives) (Edited)

    So you are finally ready to check a box in your bucket list, or, maybe, simply ready to try camping for the first time, but do you know there’s more to camping than your will?

    Planning a camping trip can be really fun and exciting, but only if you are well prepared for it. Depending on where you’re going and for how long, your camping list might differ. But you definitely need skills and practice to survive out there, however, if you don’t have time for that, here’s everything you need to know before your first camping experience.

    Make a checklist

    The best way to prepare for a camping trip is to make a checklist, which new campers often overlook. There is no fun in reaching the campsite and realising you forgot something. Stay organised and make a list of all the things you might need from morning to night – on all days of your camping trip. Use this list while packing and check all the boxes to ensure you have everything you need – toiletries, clothes, books, torch, candles, maps, compass, camping gears, etc.

    Know your Camping Gears

    New campers usually wait till they are out in the woods before they try out their camping gears. But, that’s not the right thing to do. It’s always better to familiarise yourself with the gears to understand what you might have to deal with before you actually deal with it.

    It’s not uncommon to watch beginners struggle with understanding how to go about using them appropriately. Practice does make you better. So, don’t make that mistake and understand every gear beforehand. This will include checking the operation of lanterns, familiarizing yourself with your tents, utensils and camping knife.

    Carry the Medical Supplies

    It is very essential to pack the medical supplies with you on your camping experience. You are exposed to a very different environment out in the wilderness than at home. There’s a chance of you getting scrapes, blisters and cuts when you will be walking around in the dark. So, make sure you have a first-aid kit ready to handle any medical problem that may arise.

    Add a big ol’ tube of sunscreen and bug spray to your first-aid kit because you are going to be outside, in the sun for a long time.

    Know and Follow the rules

    New campers are generally unaware with campground rules. You have never been camping before, how are you supposed to know?

    But before you head to your camping site, always know the rules and regulations of the place. Don’t worry if you forget to do so. Just make sure that you arrive at the site early to learn the layout and ask the campground neighbours about the rules. Also, always remember to follow them. If there are certain restrictions at a place, then keep them in mind and don’t do something that’s prohibited.

    Always Inform

    Always keep someone informed about your whereabouts because someone should know when and where you’re camping. Give your friends or family the exact information so that you can get quick help whenever you need it.

    Many people who get lost in the wilderness, can’t seek help as they haven’t informed anyone. So if possible keep someone informed from time to time of your well being.


    Be a smart camper!

    Before your first camping experience, be well prepared. Learn from other people’s experiences. Speak to some of the experienced campers and understand how to tackle different situations when you are out there. A well-planned camping trip is definitely going to be fun and exciting.

    Happy Camping to you!


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