A beginner's guide to camping

One of the best things about Singapore is that we get sunny weather all year round and with that, practically everyday is a great day to go camping!

While the idea of camping can seem intimidating with so many things to plan for, it really isn't as difficult as it looks. Before you start on your great adventure, here are a few tips to keep in mind.


Choosing a location for your tent is of utmost importance. You will first have to pick a site that is relatively flat and even so as to ensure maximum comfort while in your tent. Building a tent will be a lot easier if you do it on flat land too. Another thing to look out for is that ideally, the site should be well sheltered. The mid day sun in Singapore can be burning and the last thing you want to do is to pick a site that heats up your tent.

The Essentials:

The first thing you will want to ask yourself is how many people you will need to accommodate in your tent, luckily, there are a ton of options for you out there when it comes to choosing your ideal tent. You will want a tent that is not only sturdy, but waterproof and breathable as well. For me, my tent is from Adventure World. What i love about them is that they offer a wide variety of quality camping equipments at great prices. From tents to cooking equipments, they got it all covered.

As the camp site can get pretty dark at night, you will also want to make sure that you have got a good torchlight, preferably one that is dual function, meaning that you can use it plainly as a torchlight, or switch it over to a camping lantern when you need it. You can find one here.

Besides having light for your tent, a good sleeping bag is something that you should really invest in, you definitely do not want to wake up with a bad back sleeping on the floor, ideally your sleeping bag should be able to keep u warm and comfy at night but also be able to roll up into a compact, lightweight bundle so you don't have to lug it around when you are looking for a camp site or when you are packing up (Trust me, by the time you are done packing, you will have a lot in your bags and on your hands)

Some other equipments you should also consider includes

  • Portable hand held fan

  • Blow up pillow

  • Water bottle

  • Mess Tins, Solid fuels and foldable cutleries

  • Waterproof bag

  • Insect repellant

  • Poncho

  • Microfibre bath towels


Now that you have got the tent all set up, having a good snack is definitely in order. While biscuits and chips will work fine but with all that energy that you have spent setting up the tent, you deserve something less run of the mill and more fitting of what you’d eat on an adventure. So how about my favorite go-to snack for something delicious, easy to carry, packed with natural proteins and approved by Mother Nature?

When it comes to beef jerky, i always get my stash from Snack Guru. Their beef jerky is made from premium grass-fed beef from New Zealand. I used to think it’s normal for cows to eat grains but awhile back, I realized that not only is grassfed cows the way Mother Nature intended but it makes farming more ethical and sustains the environment better.

One of the distinct things I like about Snack Guru beef jerky is that I could pronounce all the ingredients used to make it. I don’t have to worry about all the nasty chemical stuff that goes into my snack.

And because each pack of beef jerky is equivalent to a 100gm of beef, eating Snack Guru’s snack is way easier than carrying a fresh slab of meat around.

While most American beef jerky taste too savory and contains too much sugar, I can taste more meat than marinade in Snack Guru’s beef jerky. The American way of making their protein treat is through low heat for 7 hours after intense marination. Snack Guru uses the Biltong method of curing the beef before air drying it for 7 days

It’s interesting but recently I discovered that while Snack Guru’s beef jerky goes well on its own but it’s best paired with a bottle of red wine or even beer. Always a great idea especially when you are camping with your loved ones and friends!

Best thing about Snack Guru’s beef jerky is that you can indulge in all these goodies guiltlessly! No more worries about gaining that extra inch around your tummy. Snacks for your abs. What's not to love?

All set and ready to go:

A good camping trip is one that is well planned and thought out, with all your equipments and snacks packed, remember to go through your check list one last time to make sure that you did not leave out any essential items. Keep your self dry, fed and you will have the best time ever!