IT’S just about that time. Time to dust off the family-sized tent and camping gear to prepare for the annual post-winter trip.Nothing shakes off the season blues quite like getting in your 4x4 and taking a ride to nowhere. And maybe leaving your phone at home.With sunny skies again greeting us most mornings and the colourful days of spring just ahead, there’s no better time to get cracking on preparations than right now.And the Co-op Mica’s got just the things to get you going. With some of the best and biggest names in the business on the shelf, they offer a wide variety of first-class items that are sure to make this your greatest adventure ever.As wildlife trip essentials go, the Lasher Camping Kit 4x4 is a must have. It contains some items that will make life on the trail quite a bit easier and others that can get you out of a jam, quick and easy.The camping spade is ideal to dig a fire pit at self-help facilities, or to dig your rig out should you encounter some rain and get stuck somewhere on the road. With a durable hatchet in your handy kit, your firewood needs are also taken care of.Add in a crowbar, hammer and a few other items, and you’re almost set for a stress-free getaway.The CADAC Portable Gas Stove and Safari Chef 2 will be the perfect addition to your toolkit. Cooking on the go has never been this easy. The portable stove does not even need you to remember the matches. The little ignite button does all the work for you.And the Safari Chef 2 comes with a barbecue grid, flat griddle, wok, paella pan and a lid - suitable for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any other meal you might want on the road.Both it and the portable stove are travel-sized, easy to operate and come with their own durable case. Not to mention, both are very affordable.Camping has never been this tempting, or this easy. With the crafty inventions of today, you don’t even have to “rough it” as you used to in the old days if that doesn’t appeal to you anymore.A tech-free, fresh-air break from routine might be just what the family needs before the end of year rush starts at work and the madness of final exams takes over at school. So, no more stalling. Make a trip to the Co-op now to get your hands on some nifty camping gear, get your people in the 4x4 and get started on that carefree getaway.For more info or advice on your camping needs, visit the Co-op Mica, located in the Willow Road Shopping Centre on the corner of Circular Drive and Willow Road, or contact the sales team on 041 007 0580.