How To Beat The Cold To Enjoy Activities In The Great Outdoors During Autumn

As we enter September and watch as the summer disappears fast, we know that means the colder weather will be starting to set in soon.  However, the cold weather should not stop you from getting out in the great outdoors and exploring all the UK has to offer.  While a lot of the country will remain pristinely green, other parts will start to change colour as autumn sets in making equally beautiful backdrops for camping trips, hiking expeditions and whatever else you fancy.

How can you stay warm though and still enjoy the great outdoors?  In the following article we look at some essential items you should invest in that are easily available from Outdoor Camping Direct.

Portable Gas Heater

If you are determined not to let the colder temperatures of Britain during the autumnal months stop you from enjoying activities outdoors, then the obvious solution is to purchase a portable gas heater.    The one we have decided to highlight in this article is the Yellowstone steel portable gas heater.  Aside from the fact that it does exactly what it says in its name, there are many good things about this particular heater.

One of the problems with some heaters is having to position it so you and whoever else is with you can benefit from the heat best.  This is not a problem if you go with this particular Yellowstone heater as the angle in which the heat is directed can be adjusted to suit your needs.  Another problem this portable heater solves is trying to ignite a flame in cold and wet conditions, which anyone who has been camping or hiking when the weather turns from good to bad will know only too well.  It features an automatic piezoelectric ignition controlled by the gas canister itself.  Once you have the thing fired up, it is very easy to adjust it to the right temperature.

Accessories You Might Like

As well as bringing along a heater, there are other things you can do to combat the lack of warmth, particularly if you are sleeping outside overnight.  Sleeping bag liners are the perfect addition to your rucksack and camping gear because not only do they keep you warm, but they also lengthen the lifespan of your sleeping bag.  They normally come in three different varieties – double bag, mummy and envelope.  Having a sleeping bag liner inside your sleeping bag may also prevent you from using unnecessary amounts of gas from your heater, conserving your supplies and saving you money in the process.

Even if you are only going out for a stroll in the countryside, as the weather can change quickly in the autumn and as the days get darker quicker, another good accessory to have with you is a torch or light.  There is  a huge variety of torches, flash-lights and various other gadgets and gizmos to help with visibility, available on Outdoor Camping Direct to suit all budgets and requirements.  However, for the purpose of this article, we have chosen to look at the Yellowstone 9 LED rubber handheld torch.  We chose this one because of the high rating it scored from customer reviews and the very competitive price.  If you are looking for a lightweight, easy to assemble and use, as well as waterproof torch then you could do a lot worse than this.

As well as the above it is always a good idea to pack enough in your bag or car for all eventualities just in case what appears to be calm and mild weather turns into something worse.  There are many different places where you can find lists of the kinds of things you should consider packing so that you can enjoy yourself outdoors, while staying safe and warm.

As we are sure you will agree from the article above, Outdoor Camping Direct is a great place to get all your camping and outdoor essentials from.  Not only do they sell some of the best brands on the market, but there is always some kind of sale on that means you will always save a bit of money if you choose to shop there instead of anywhere else.