Camping Gear Tried and Tested by The Family
Outback Tracks is an Australian, family-owned business established in 2015. We stock the best range of in-house and premium brand awning hooks, screw in pegs and tie down kits for every kind of adventure.
As a family that loves outdoor expeditions, we have personally tried and tested every product that we offer. Anything you buy comes with our seal of approval.
Whether you are into extreme 4WD off-road exploits or laid-back, scenic camping trips, we have the tips, tricks, and equipment you need to make your journeys something special.
Pro Tips for Surviving the Australian Outback
Australia’s wild backyard is one of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Proper camping in the outback is a lifechanging experience and we can’t get enough of it.
It can also be a dangerous place, where being unprepared can prove costly. To keep your trip safe and exciting, we’ve put together some tips using our personal experiences which could save you a lot of time, money and trouble.
Handling the Heat
The outback can be incredibly hot in the summer with temperatures hitting 45-50°C. Even during cooler times of the year, strong winds can dehydrate a person before they realise what’s happening.
We all know how important water is, you need plenty of it. But water alone isn’t enough to replenish the salts and minerals your body loses. We recommend carrying rock salt and plenty of limes in your luggage. A pinch or two of rock salt and the juice of one lime added to a bottle of water will instantly replenish critical salts and minerals like sodium chloride, potassium and magnesium lost due to sweating.
Research shows that even mild dehydration reduces brain function by 15%. So, if you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated.
Set Your Tent Up Properly
When it comes to tents, missing out on even one small piece of equipment can complicate things. Always do a tent check before you set out.
- Tent body (main structure)
- Tent pegs
- Tent poles
- Tent fly
Practice at Home:
Not the most exciting process, but we can guarantee that learning how to set up your tent in the comfort of your home before setting off on your camping trip is a lot easier than learning the hard way out in the elements.
Proper Tent Pegs and Awning Hooks Make the Difference:
Your tent, awning and gazebo rely almost entirely on the pegs holding them down. Overlooking this simple bit of gear can lead to disaster. Keep the roof over your head out there with our all-purpose Ground Dogs tent pegs. Unlike traditional pegs, Ground Dogs are screw in pegs which screw deep into the ground, are rust-proof, and hold your camp in place in the harshest conditions. It’s no wonder that extreme campers swear by these pegs.
Queensland Caravan & Camping Show 2021
The Outback Tracks team will be featuring our products and sharing our knowledge with the camping community at The Let’s Go Queensland Caravan & Camping Supershow (2 – 7 June 2021). Over 220 exhibitors will showcase the latest in caravans, motorhomes, campervans and camping gear.
Come see us at the event for more in-depth conversations about caravanning, camping and 4WD adventures. You can also visit our website to see our product range and order online!