Archive for June, 2011
Finest Quality Outdoor Products
You don’t have to be an avid hiker or camper to enjoy the many outdoor products on the SouthAfrican market. Many of the these products are just as useful in the back garden, at a beach braai, the local park or in the case of a power failure as they are in the wilds of Africa. Many of the products are aimed at making any outdoor experience more comfortable and in many cases safer than would otherwise be the case. Some of the other products are simply to cool to ignore as part of Dad’s arsenal of toys.
Outdoor products range from those aimed at making your time outdoors that much more comfortable, such as air mattresses, other products are aimed at making time off safer, such as sunscreen and the many different types of hats that can be purchased. Ignoring sun protection in Africa is simply asking for trouble. In fact a good rule of thumb is to use a sunscreen with the highest level of protection that you can find. It is also important that the sunscreen that you choose is water resistant, if not water proof.
As far as other outdoor products are concerned, there are those which may find duel use, that is use within the home, as well as use outdoors. Possibly the most useful of these are the large range of rechargeable lanterns and torches that are today available. These lanterns and torches can be used not only during camping trips but also during power outages in the home setting.
Another extremely useful piece of equipment is the gas cylinder, along with its many fittings, such as the skottle and gas light. Always remember that there are fittings that will allow you to run multiple fittings at the same time. This is extremely useful in a power failure situation when you can use the light to see what you are cooking using the gas cylinder.
If you would like a full listing of outdoor products available on the South African market then contact us.
The Best Quality Camping Products
If you have a family where children are part and parcel of the challenges that you have to deal with every day then you’ll continually be looking for ways in which not only to entertain them, but also to increase their general knowledge as well as increase their interest in the natural world around them. Fortunately your family lives on a continent where even the smallest back garden can reveal a hidden world of wonder to children of all ages.
If you’d like to take this exploration and appreciation of the natural world to the next level then perhaps you should evaluate a family camping trip. Even if your wife or significant other objects to the idea of ‘roughing’ it you should explain that with today’s advanced camping products a tent can be a home from home, just as comfortable, but much more exciting.
Camping products such as solar showers and double air mattresses mean that the days when camping was a matter of really braving the elements are now a thing of the past.
The key to enjoying any camping trip is to prepare properly. Even the most inexperienced novice camper can enjoy the outdoors in a way that is both fun and safe with just a little bit of preparation. The best way to prepare for any camping trip is to visit a specialist camping and outdoor retail outlet. The sales personnel at these retail outlets are usually extremely knowledgeable and are familiar with the latest technology that is designed to make your camping trip extremely comfortable.
In order for the retail salespeople to help you prepare for your camping trip it is essential that you inform them where you will be spending your time in the outdoors, for how long and how experienced you are in camping. Once they have this information they will be able to supply you with all the camping products that you require to enjoy your time out in nature.
Always Purchase Quality Outdoor Cooking Equipment
When the time of year for outdoor cooking roll around once again and the summer sun shines down on South Africans across the country then it’s time to open up those kitchen drawers and raid the shed to find out if your outdoor cooking equipment has weathered the winter storage conditions and are ready to provide the foundations for that first outdoor culinary experience.
The most important component of any outdoor cooking equipment inventory used for an open air experience is the barbecue itself which will provide the heat used to cook the meat, seafood or poultry that will be offered to the guests who are attending the day out. There are two schools of thought when it comes to the barbecue, or braai itself. There are those who would not cook on anything except wood coals or even briquettes. These aficionados believe that the wood coal or briquette lends the meat a flavour which simply cannot be obtained through the use of a gas barbecue. Those who prefer gas will emphasise the no fuss, cleanliness of the gas barbecue experience.
Those who prefer gas claim that when the cook is using meat that has been marinated then the taste that the marinade lends the meat would mask any flavour that is provided by wood coals or briquettes. Many people believe that irrespective of any marinade the natural flavour of the traditional barbecue will always stand out.
Another important component of the successful outdoor experience is the contribution that is made by the tools that are used to prepare the food. Outdoor cooking equipment like tongs, barbecue forks and even the grill that is used to cook the meat should be manufactured from the best material that is available in order to ensure that they give many years of service and that they contribute to a hassle free cooking experience. Outdoor cooking equipment such as forks and tongs should be manufactured using stainless steel and the pivot joints and handles should be able to withstand the high cooking temperatures and continued use that are features of outdoor cooking.
When purchasing outdoor cooking equipment the best guide to the quality of the equipment is the fact that it is manufactured by a recognised name in the field of outdoor entertainment. Brands such as Cadac have a long history of manufacturing quality barbecues and the tools required to produce food that will meet with the approval of even the pickiest of eaters. By purchasing quality outdoor cooking equipment both the cook and the guests are assured of a day filled with fun and a hearty meal that will fortify them for the activities that are part and parcel of the South African summer experience.
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The Importance Of The Correct Camping Equipment
If there was ever a country that Mother Nature has set aside for those who enjoy the great outdoorsit is South Africa. Most of the citizens of South Africa spend many of the sun filled days of summer to explore and learn more about their country and the flora and fauna that make any visit to South Africa such a unique experience, making it well worth the while to invest in proper camping equipment. For many these days in the sun are spent on day trips to many of the attractions that are found throughout the country.
For instance day trips to the Kruger National Park, the Midlands Meander or the Crocodile Ramble are becoming increasingly popular. For others a more immersive experience of South Africa’s natural environment in necessary in order to really get under the skin of the country’s natural splendour. These are the people who have made camping a way of life. Even within the camping community there are graduations of dedication to self sufficiency in the outdoors. Each of these groups has different needs when it comes to camping equipment. From basic camping equipment to the high tech paraphernalia that many find necessary to enjoy the great outdoors.
There are those who will overnight at the start of a hiking trail, only to wake early in the morning to spend a day on the trail and then set of home and then there are those who will take their camping to the extreme, braving adverse weather conditions and venturing far from cities and towns in order to get their fix of untamed Mother Nature. These are the people who will sport the latest in high tech camping equipment.
Who could blame them? One mistake 100’s of kilometres from base camp and the results can be fatal. Whether you feel the need to push the envelope or to merely dip your toes into the scenic marvels that South Africa has to offer always make sure that you consult a professional stockist regarding your equipment needs. Remember a mistake out there can be costly.
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The Wide Variety Of Camping Accessories
Summer may seem a long way off but this means that you now have the perfect opportunity to review the state of your camping equipment and camping accessories. When summer comes the time is ripe to start the investigation of where that first camping trip is going to take place. Will it be a long trip down to the coast or inland to revitalise mind and body after a freezing and in some cases extremely wet winter.
Whatever the decision a review of those camping accessories is absolutely essential. Even the most well cared for equipment can suffer degradation over the off season. For instance even the best packed tent can experience problems with the sealant that keeps its ground sheet water tight. Torches and lanterns should also be examined to make sure that the batteries were removed prior to storage, if they weren’t chances are that the batteries have either leaked or that some level of oxidation has occurred. If this is the case then the torches might have to be replaced. At the very least they’re going to need some serious cleaning.
It’s also worth it to plan a visit to your neighbourhood camping and outdoor retail outlet to check on the latest developments in camping accessories. Every year new technologies are released that make every camping trip even more fun and easier than ever before.
Whatever new accessories you choose to purchase if you have children it might be a good idea to take them along on any outdoor shopping spree, by giving them a small allowance the experience becomes even more fun. At the end of the shopping expedition you will not only have an extremely happy family but you might even find that some really useful goodies have been added to your stock of camping accessories.
For a complete list of the latest camping accessories contact us.
A Gas BBQ For Indoor Use
You don’t have to quit braaing just because winter has arrived and the conditions outside just aren’t conducive to outdoor cooking. You can simply move your gas BBQ indoors and go about grilling your food to perfection. It is however very important to note that this is only suitable for a gas BBQ and preferably a smaller more compact model that is easy to move around. Charcoal and wood fires produce fumes that can be harmful to your health in an enclosed environment.
Braai Equipment And Accessories
You need a range of braai equipment (Click here to view more products) to take care of all your cooking needs in an outdoor environment. Apart from the utensils that you will need to turn and cook the food, there are also a number of other accessories that are compatible for use with your outdoor braai. These include the type of grill that you required, griddle and flat pans as well as pots that can be used to cook different types of meals on your braai. A must have grill accessory is a rotisserie that will allow you to cook larger food items such as roasts evenly and to perfection.
For a list of braai equipment and accessories that you can purchase to broaden the spectrum of meals that you can cook outdoors, you can simply contact us.
Cooking With Outdoor Charcoal Grills
Outdoor charcoal grills is the ideal cooking equipment to take along on all your fishing, hiking and campingtrips. Just remember to take along enough charcoal to last the duration of your outdoor adventure. There can be nothing worse than running out of fuel for your outdoor charcoal grills when you are stuck in some remote part of the world with no access to any shops or retail outlets. In addition, you should also make sure that you have enough matches, a lighter as well as accelerants to start your fire in your outdoor charcoal grills.
Outdoor Charcoal Smokers
The most important component in selecting outdoor charcoal smokers is the lid that comes with your purchase. The lid should seal properly and cover the entire cooking area to ensure that the smoke stays inside to infuse the food you are cooking properly. However, it is important to remember that placing a lid over a fire will starve it of oxygen and it will simply die out. The lid should therefore have vents to allow air to circulate keeping your food cooking and smoking at the right temperature.
For outdoor charcoal smokers with lids that have been designed and manufactured to maximise your cooking and smoking experience, please contact us.
There is nothing like a delicious lamb chop that has been cooked over the open flames on charcoal grills. While some people prefer to use just some barbeque spices for their lamb chops on charcoal grills, others like to marinade the meat over night to make it more succulent. No matter which option you choose, it is important to ensure that the delicate meat is cooked to perfection. This means that your lam chops should not be burnt and at the same time should not be bloody inside. Ask your butcher to slice the lamb chops slightly thicker than normal to achieve the best results.
Barbeque And Grilling In And Out Of Doors
There is one major difference between a barbeque and grilling. While barbequing can only take place outdoors, grilling food can be achieved in your kitchen. You can either grill food on a griddle pan or over an open flame griller. This type of grilling limits you to the use of gas or electricity. However, wood or charcoal can be used in your outdoor barbeque to provide you with the same results except with a more smoky flavour.
Make sure that you have all the right equipment to take care of your barbeque and grilling requirements whether in or out of doors simply by contacting us.
Grill Accessories To Make Cleaning Easier
One of the most beneficial grill accessories that you can invest in for your charcoal barbeque is a tray to catch all the ash that is created. Burning charcoal and wood is a messy business and the simple addition of an ash catching tray will minimise the dirt and making cleaning much easier and efficient. Additionally, you should invest in a drip tray as part of your grill accessories. A drip tray can be set directly beneath the food on the grill to catch any marinade or grease that will drip off the food during the cooking process.
Patio BBQ Grills To Fit Your Space
Everybody wants the biggest and the best when it comes to patio BBQ grills. This is not just to show off to the neighbours but adds convenience and enjoyment to your outdoor cooking experiences. The bigger patio BBQ grills are not always the best and most suitable choice for some people and it is important to consider your won requirements when selecting a BBQ for your patio environment. One of the key factors that should play a role in your choice of patio BBQ grills is the availability of space where the BBQ will be placed.
To choose from a wide range of Patio BBQ grills that are certain to fir your space, you can simply contact us.
Prepare For Load Shedding With Grills In South Africa
City Power has updated their load shedding schedule recently which probably means that we will all be sitting without electricity for some parts of specific days of the week. Although City Power has denied that they will be implementing this load shedding schedule, it is probably best to prepare for the worst. Make sure that your gas or charcoal grills in South Africa are clean and accessible for use when the power does go out. Most South Africans cover or store their grills during winter so make sure you take yours out so that you don’t have to hunt in the dark for your grills to take care of your cooking needs during a power failure.
Although there are many ways in which you can minimise your carbon footprint, very few of these means are directly beneficial to you. However, replacing your charcoal or wood barbeque with gas grills provides you with many advantages in reducing your carbon emissions. Just one of these benefits is that you will be eating cleaner tasting food that hasn’t been tainted by smoke, ash or charcoal dust from a regular barbeque. Another benefit is that you won’t have to spend nearly as much time starting a fire with gas grills. (More Gas Grills)
To find out more benefits of changing to gas grills and throwing out your traditional charcoal or wood barbeques, please contact us.