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For a lot of people, camping is one of the best-loved forms of outdoor adventure you can experience. From the fun you have around the campfire, to the nature you can get in touch with, most people will have a great time on this sort of break. Of course, though, the natural world isn’t always the best place for wheelchairs, crutches, and for people suffering from a range of disabilities. That is, unless, you can find the right tools to help you get around this issue. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some of the options you have to tackle this task. To start, you can find a small list of the best items out there below.


  • Clothing and shoes designed for your condition.
  • Tents and RVs with accessibility in mind.
  • Mobility aids made to be used off-road.
  • A location with everything you need.


It will take more than just a list to help you out with this task, though. There are loads of options for these sorts of products, making it hard to find exactly what you need. So, to give you some true support, it’s time to start looking into the choices you’re going to have to make. It’s always worth doing some of your own research before you start with something like this.


  • Clothing/Shoes


When mobility or discomfort are in the picture, the items you wear can make a huge difference to your experience outside. Websites like ShoeFinale have the resources to help you find the best footwear for your camping vacation. For more general clothing, there are a lot of garments out there which could make your life easier. To find them, it’s worth going to some local camping stores to take a look at the items they have on display.


  • Tents/RVs


It’s unlikely that you’ll ever find a normal tent which makes it easy to enjoy your camping trip while using a wheelchair. This sort of shelter is usually designed to be compact, resulting in small doors and complex assembly procedures. Companies like BlueSkyDesigns are working hard to get around issues like this with their tents, offering options specially designed to work with large mobility aids. Modern RVs are fitted with loads of tools to make it easy for you to enjoy your trip. Websites like GoRVing can help you to find the perfect options for you, while also showing you something new. Of course, though, this is much pricier than a tent.


  • Mobility Aids


It only takes a little bit of suspension, some wider tires, and a beefier motor to take a wheelchair from the pavements to the great outdoors. Off-road mobility aids have become very popular amongst those who want to get out and about with disabilities. Giving you the freedom to explore and enjoy independence, this sort of tool is a great way to enjoy your outdoor vacation. It’s always worth reading plenty of reviews before you choose an item like this, and keep in mind that you can often rent them for hardly any cost.


Hopefully, this post will give you a good idea of what can be done when you’re looking for ways to make an outdoor vacation work with your condition. A lot of people suffering with disabilities avoid this sort of option, instead opting to look for something easier. But, with the right work, you can make camping just as simple as living at home.

have you ever been camping before? Do you have a disability, or went with someone that does? Have you got any tips, tricks or equipment you would like to share?
Post them in the comments below, I would love to hear from you 🙂

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