A big factor inhibiting many South Africans from hitting the wilderness remains to this day their lack of outdoor apparatus. Tents, cooking, and sleeping instruments –the list goes on and on. So many are saving for the gadgets that will enable their wilderness getaways, and probably as many do head off, only to realise the inadequacies of their gear. Exposure to the elements is no joke when the weather turns nasty, and standing around a campsite quietly wishing you’d been better prepared is lousy too.
This is unfortunate, mainly because it’s completely unnecessary! You can join the 4×4 off-road fraternity in style if you simply hire camping equipment on an as-needed basis. Although it’s a particularly South African desire to own everything, that sentiment gets in the way of several really compelling reasons not to, at least when it comes to hiring camping gear. Firstly, camping equipment isn’t used all the time, meaning a purchase takes a long time to pay dividends. More importantly, most camping apparatus owners tend to do maintenance on their gear as they’re pitching their tent or unfolding their sleeping bag. Not a great time to discover missing bits or torn fabric.
Hiring Means Great Gear and No Cost of Ownership
Secondly, it takes an extensive period of time to really get to know what’s out there in terms of kit, what works well and what doesn’t, and what’s simplest and easiest to employ while exuding great comfort or top-tier functionality. Cruising into a campsite at nightfall after a good day’s 4×4 trailing is a bad time to discover you forgot to fill the gas cooker after the last trip or that you’re missing several tent poles (or all of the tent pegs!). To hire camping equipment is to work smart, it’s a joy; as you know it’s perfectly suited for where you are, and you have no return obligations to clean it, fix it, or pack it away.
If you’re planning a wilderness excursion off the beaten track, it’s a convenience to hire camping equipment when you hire your 4×4 vehicle. Packed and itemised by the pros, you’ll find yourself comfortably equipped for the road (or lack of road!) ahead. Moreover, hiring an outdoor kit eliminates “making do,” as so many families end up doing. Dad can have the red sleeping bag because the zip is broken, but he doesn’t mind the cold, and mom can have the rickety camp chair because she’s the only one small enough to sit in it without it collapsing? That’s less than optimum, and these types of small issues can add up to take the enjoyment out of a trip. Hire it!
Ivory 4 x 4 Hire Rents Only Premium Camping Equipment
At Ivory 4×4 Hire, our equipment has attitude–it’s battle-tested–but it’s also new and spiffy, looking good and working like a charm. We love seeing people get out on the road well equipped and heading for fun. Call on us for all of your camp gear needs, and we’ll kit you out in style.