How To Prepare a Perfect Airsoft Camping Weekend
A weekend camping out and playing airsoft with a larger group of friends and acquaintances may be one of the most rewarding airsoft experiences as you will experience thrill, exhaustion, camaraderie, and freedom. Unlike a quick game of airsoft, during a whole weekend, you need to plan a lot more than for a regular airsoft game.
These weekend-long airsoft games are especially prevalent in the United Kingdom, where one must prepare for rain anytime. So, how to get the best out of these camping airsoft weekends? Read on to find out.
Adequate and Plenty of Clothing
It is best if you are prepared to be outdoors for several hours and nights in cold, wet weather conditions. Keep your feet dry by packing several pairs of thin and thick woolen socks and a waterproof pair of boots. A general rule of thumb when outdoors: dress as if the temperature will be ten degrees colder than predicted.
Cover yourself adequately in layers through thermal underwear, hoodies, fleeces, and gaiters. Remember to bring extra pair of shoes, a rain jacket and a change of clothes. It is better to be overequipped than to find out you were missing something.
Choose The Location Carefully
Not all locations will be available for such a long game, and in some places, camping may be restricted. Choose a sparsely populated area such as Wales, there are airsoft spots in Snowdonia, or if you go further north, there are clubs around the Lake District. Choose a terrain with lots of diversity preferably one that has both forests, a plain, and lots of bushes.
Some factors to consider include:
- Accessibility: Make sure the campsite is easily accessible by car and has a nearby parking area.
- Proximity to airsoft fields: Choose a campsite that is close to the airsoft fields where you'll be playing.
- Safety: Look for a campsite that is surrounded by trees or other natural barriers to provide cover and reduce the risk of stray BBs.
- Amenities: Consider the availability of restrooms, showers, and potable water at the campsite.
A sound sleep is paramount to be ready to fight the next day. Bring a complete set of your sleep system with you to ensure you get one. Pick a lightweight tent and splurge on a good camping pillow.
Get a sleeping bag rated for the temperatures you will be camping in if you will be camping during the colder months. Remember to bring a torch, a knife, a travel mug, and a power bank. Remember essentials such as toothbrushes or fire-starting tools.
Here's a list of essential items to bring:
Pack Food and Drinks
Food and drinks are a crucial aspect of any camping trip, and it's important to pack enough to sustain you through the weekend. Here are some tips for packing food and drinks:
- Non-perishable items: Pack non-perishable items such as crackers, granola bars, and canned goods to save space and minimize the need for refrigeration.
- Meal plan: Plan out your meals and snacks in advance to make sure you have enough food for the entire trip.
- Reusable containers: Use reusable containers to store food and drinks to reduce waste and save space.
Prepare Your Airsoft Gear
A weekend-long airsoft game is quite different than a short game, and making sure you bring all your gear is essential. Bring spare batteries for your gun, plenty of ammo, a BB loader, and a cleaning rod. Test your airsoft guns the day before the game to avoid any surprises later.
Make sure you bring more airsoft guns as you will face different situations during the weekend. Having a spare one also helps if one runs out of battery.
Other special items to keep the game entertaining and enjoyable include binoculars, a medical kit, and a camera, perhaps a GoPro. Lastly, extra entertainment can help you relax when the game is over, so consider a deck of cards, books, or music.
Safety is paramount when playing airsoft. Make sure all your guns are chronoed and that everyone uses eye protection. Lastly, inform your local authorities in advance about your airsoft game. If you are camping overnight, inform the nearest campground or any other properties around the area.
Pack a First Aid Kit
Lastly, don't forget to pack a first aid kit in case of any emergencies. A basic first aid kit should include:
- Adhesive bandages
- Gauze pads
- Sterile wipes
- Antiseptic solution
- Pain relievers
- Thermal blanket
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Preparing for an airsoft camping weekend requires careful planning and attention to detail. From gathering all the necessary gear, to choosing a campsite, to planning games and packing food and drinks, every step is important in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Additionally, having a first aid kit on hand and being aware of the rules and boundaries of the airsoft games you'll play will help ensure that everyone has a good time while staying safe. With the right preparation and mindset, your airsoft camping weekend is sure to be a fun and memorable experience that you'll want to repeat again and again. So gather your gear, make a plan, and head out into the great outdoors for an exciting and unforgettable airsoft camping adventure!