Amazingly Essential: What Should We Bring for Camping?

Everything You Need to Know About What to Bring Camping

Camping is a great way to spend some quality time with family and friends, exploring great outdoors. Whether you’re a novice camper or experienced one, bringing the right gear is very important. No one wants to forgetting the essential things for their camping trip, so today’s post will take a look at the must-haves and why bringing them will save you time and money.

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As someone with years of camping experience, I know how important it is to have the right supplies and equipment when camping. As a father of three kids, I’ve learned to pack smartly and be prepared for any type of weather. Here’s what I think every camper should have.


You need a tent to protect you from the elements and wild animals. Make sure the tent you’re bringing is large enough to accommodate everyone in your party. Also, make sure you have enough tent stakes, the proper size ground tarp, and a good rainfly for the rainy season.

Camping Tent

Sleeping Bags and Mats

You will need sleeping bags or mats for everyone in your party. Make sure the sleeping bags and mats are rated for the temperature you will be camping in. You should also bring extra blankets in case the temperature drops at night.

Sleeping bag and mats

First Aid Kit

A first aid kit is an essential item when camping. Make sure your kit contains regular items like bandages, ointment, over the counter medication, and antiseptic. You should also include items like bug spray, sunscreen, and hand sanitizer.

First Aid Kit

Cooking Gear

Bringing enough cooking gear will make your camping trip much easier. Make sure you have pots and pans, cutlery, and enough dishes to feed your entire party. You should also bring serving dishes and a cooler to store food in.

If you will be using a camp stove, you should bring fuel, a lighter, and matches for safety.


Bring a variety of clothing for different weather conditions. Have an extra set of clothes in case you need to change into something comfortable or for unexpected rain. For warmer weather, bring a few shorts, t-shirts, and breathable layers. For cooler weather, bring a few pairs of pants, sweaters, and warm jackets. For wet weather, bring waterproof jackets and rain boots.

Also, you should bring footwear that can withstanding the terrain when going on hikes. You should also bring socks, hats, and gloves for cooler climates.

Emergency Gear

Bringing emergency gear can make the difference if you get lost when hiking. Have a map of the area, a compass, and a GPS device. You should also bring a flashlight with extra batteries and a large knife or multitool.

I also recommend bringing a pair of binoculars and a whistle. This can make it easier to signal for help in an emergency.

Miscellaneous Items

There are other miscellaneous items that you may need when camping. These are items like sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, and storm candles. Make sure you have enough of these items to last you the duration of your camping trip.

Finally, don’t forget to bring supplies for activities like fishing, roasting marshmallows, and camping games. You can make the most of your camping trip with these supplies.


Overall, there are some essentials that everyone needs to bring when camping. Having the right supplies and gear will make your camping trip enjoyable and memorable. There are also some items that can be helpful in case of an emergency. Make sure you have all the essentials and you are good to go.

Check out this video from Camp Kulin for further tips for success when camping.