Douglas, MA, April 24, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Digment Outfitters, the nation’s online source for camping equipment, announces their new website, redesigned and updated to bring their exceptional level of customer service to your online experience. You will now find information on all their product lines easily accessible, including all the gear you need to make your outdoor experience a pleasant one, on the water or on the trail. Digment’s expanded inventory includes all the new and latest equipment for this year’s camping season, including a special area for Boy Scout gear. Digment has been organized by a scoutmaster for 20 years and has sections of inventory dedicated to troop gear, personal scout gear, boy scout related information, portable garages, and party tents. Your scout will appreciate a quality compass, cooking gear, lightweight sleeping bag or sleeping pad, tarp, and emergency/repair kit.
If you are a parent hoping to interest your child in outdoor activities like camping and hiking, and your child isn’t naturally the scouting type, the best way to do that is to keep your trip fun and comfortable. The same goes for introducing a reluctant adult to the outdoors. After years of experience, the experts at Digment Outfitters recommend the following range of gear and supplies to help you share your passion for nature and make your trip a ‘wild’ success.
Comfortable camping requires the right equipment. A tent is the first priority, and you can choose from A-frame tents, dome tents, family tents, party tents, garage tents, and shelters. You can stay warm and comfortable while sleeping outdoors using cots, inflatable mattresses, mattress pads, sleeping bags, blankets, sheets, quilts, ponchos, and pillows. Outdoor seating options can turn your campsite into a home away from home, including collapsible chairs, stools, and chairs with cupholders. You will also feel them most at home if you think ahead and are prepared for personal care: an inexpensive toothbrush holder, for instance, will keep your morning routine hygienic. Having the right camping tool on hand can make the difference between a great camping experience and a disastrous one. Don’t be caught empty-handed! Supply yourself with a pocket knife, “Swiss-army” knife, compass, folding saw, axe, or shovel. For winter camping, a good heater is crucial: stay warm with a convection heater, a catalytic heater for rapidly heating small spaces, or a forced air heater for outdoor use. The performance of your heater will be improved with the use of a fan and travel case.
Camping safety should always be a priority. Ready-made first aid kits are a convenient and popular choice, but you can also compile and personalize your own kit by purchasing all the necessary components separately, including adhesive tape, life mask, bandages, EMT shears, moleskin, safety whistles, and splints. Camp lighting is often not considered when people think of camp safety, but without proper lighting injuries can occur. A flashlight is easy to carry and can prevent injuries. You should also keep one in your vehicle in case of emergency. More powerful lanterns can serve both to light your campsite and to repel bugs. Finally, outdoor electronics can also enhance the safety of your trip. Atomic alarm clocks give you an accurate time no matter where you are located, and can keep your hike on schedule, preventing you from getting stranded at night.
Digital instant read thermometers are essential for cooking in the wilderness to ensure that all meat reaches safe temperatures. And don’t get caught in an unexpected storm: weather stations and wind sensors provide you with accurate temperature, humidity, and wind data as well as current moon phase, weather forecast, and barometric pressure.
Any camping trip can become a party: For successful camp cooking, choose from coffee makers and hot water boilers, camp sets of dishes and silverware, mess kits, Dutch ovens, campsite skillets and roasting systems, griddles, camping stoves, and water treatment tablets. And of course the right cooler is a must: consider beverage coolers to hold liquid itself, chest coolers in varying sizes, personal mini-coolers, marine coolers for use on a boat, party coolers on legs, rust- and leak-proof steel coolers, thermoelectric coolers, wheeled coolers, and Xtreme coolers for longer-term cooling.
For water activities such as boating, kayaking and rafting, there are a range of types of boats and kayaks. To choose the right one for your trip, consider your level of ability and the nature of your activity. For fishing and touring try a ‘sit-on-top’ kayak, in one-person or two-person design. For very safe, very affordable boating, and for the most convenience in portable boats for hikers, we recommend an inflatable kayak. For relaxing on the water, try an inflatable lounger, island, or towable.
Finally, remember to always respect and appreciate the beauty of nature – the very thing that draws us all to the outdoors. Make sure you carry out with you any trash you generate while on your trip. A new and affordable product such as the TrashTraveler holds your trash bags in place so that the bag and your trash don’t blow away and pollute the environment. And what better way to appreciate the scenery and wildlife around you than a quality camera or set of binoculars, with optional waterproofing and optical coatings. Hikers, Boy Scouts, travelers, hunters and birdwatchers alike can capture a fleeting image of the incredible beauty that surrounds us as we venture away from the bustle of society. Take those images home – to share with others, and to remind ourselves of that beauty, until the next time.
For more information and advice on camping and scouting, and to purchase a wide selection of gear, visit www.digment.com and contact owner Dennis Montanari.