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Participating in outdoor activities can be an exhilarating and rewarding experience, but it’s essential to have the right equipment to ensure safety and enjoyment. According to a recent market survey by the Outdoor Industry Association, the outdoor recreation industry in the United States generates nearly $887 billion annually in consumer spending, highlighting the significance of having the proper gear for outdoor activities.
Whether it’s a camping trip, a hike through the wilderness, or a day out on the water, being equipped with the right gear can make a world of difference in terms of comfort, convenience, and safety. Outback Equipment, Australia’s largest outdoor equipment provider located in Brisbane’s Acacia Ridge, offers a wide range of high-quality outdoor gear and accessories suitable for all types of adventure. From 4×4 excursions to camping, caravan journeys, and maritime activities, Outback Equipment provides a diverse selection of equipment and accessories from over 250 trusted brands, including Oztrail, Rhino-Rack, and Maxtrax.
Tips for achieving the best outdoor adventure
As outdoor experts, Outback Equipment shares some useful tips for adventure-seeking individuals so they can make the most out of their time in the great outdoors.
- Choose the right equipment
The right gear can keep people safe, comfortable, and prepared for anything nature throws their way. According to Outback Equipment’s Marketing Director, Sean Fisher, durability is one of the most critical factors when selecting equipment for an outdoor adventure. He explains that the last thing adventurers want is for their gear to fail on them when they’re miles away from civilization. He advises people to look for equipment made from high-quality materials that can withstand harsh weather conditions and rough terrain.
Fisher also says that every ounce counts when packing for an outdoor adventure. So lightweight equipment can make a huge difference in reducing fatigue and allowing people to cover more ground. “Equipment that is lightweight but still durable enough to withstand the elements is ideal,” he explains.
Fisher also adds the factor of versatility when it comes to choosing the right equipment. Equipment should be multifunctional so adventurers can utilise it in various conditions and activities, not just for one occasion.
- Plan ahead
It is vital to research the area one will be exploring. Adventurers should identify the kind of terrain, wildlife, and any potential hazards in the area before starting their journey. Fisher also mentions how it’s crucial to check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly. This includes packing appropriate clothing and gear and planning the safest and most efficient route to avoid dangerous or difficult weather conditions.
Creating a detailed itinerary that includes planning every route, scheduling breaks, and emergency hazards will help adventurers stay on track and ensure they have everything they need for a successful trip.
- Prioritise safety
Safety should always be a top priority for outdoor enthusiasts when embarking on any adventure. Explorers should prepare first aid kits that contain bandages, pain relief medication, navigation tools like GPS devices and compasses, emergency communication devices such as satellite phones, and personal locator beacons. By prioritising safety and having the right equipment, adventurers can enjoy their outdoor adventures to the fullest, knowing they are prepared for any situation.
Planning an adventure with Outback Equipment
Outback Equipment is more than just an outdoor equipment provider – they see themselves as a partner to Australian outdoor enthusiasts in planning and achieving their dream adventure. This means that in addition to providing high-quality gear and equipment, they also offer resources, support, and expert tips to help people plan their trips and navigate the challenges of the great outdoors. Fisher mentions how their team of experts are readily available to help their customers answer any of their outdoor-related questions.
Outback Equipment Director Jourdan Wong shares, “We aim to make laying the groundwork for our clients’ trips as easy as possible, with helpful guides, experienced customer service representatives, part finders, and much more.”
Preparing for an outdoor adventure could be an overwhelming task, but with Outback Equipment’s expert tips and reliable list of outdoor equipment powered by their highly-experienced staff, they can make any trip as easy, safe, and enjoyable as possible. Serving 500,000 and counting, the Australian equipment company aims to be a one-stop shop for all things related to outdoor adventure, providing the necessary equipment, knowledge, and expertise to make dream adventures a reality.
Outback Equipment’s new warehouse is located at Brisbane, Acacia Ridge, and is open on weekdays between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.