Everything You Need To Know About What To Bring When Camping
Once you’ve decided to get away and enjoy a camping trip, it’s important to make sure you’re properly prepared. Being a camper and a father of three, I know that there’s nothing more important than being prepared before you hit the campsite. Going camping means bringing enough of the right things, not to mention leaving enough room in the trunk for the whole family. Whether you’re going with your family or with a group of friends, staying overnight requires a lot of planning.
Since you’ll be spending the night outdoors, shelter is absolutely essential. The most economical option is generally a tent, but you can also opt for a RV if you’re travelling with several people or have small children. Don’t forget to bring along sleeping bags as well as any extra tarps, poles, and other accessories that may be necessary to set up your shelter.
The right cooking equipment is essential not only for cooking your meals, but also to boil water for coffee and tea. Gas stoves are popular for their convenience (though many campgrounds don’t allow open fires), and they can be connected to a propane tank for extended use. Don’t forget to bring a pot or pan to cook food in, and a couple of utensils like a spoon, spatula, and knife for cutting food.
Food and Drink
At the end of the day, the best camping trip is the one with enough food. When planning meals, try to estimate what you’ll need for all your meals, snacks, and drinks. As a rule of thumb, I always bring more than I think I’ll need in case I want to make extra food or emergency rations. Your food should include staples like grains, bread, and beans for energy, and fresh fruits like apples and oranges to snack on. Don’t forget to pack some drinks like juice, soda, and water in reusable bottles. Lastly, coffee and tea in sealed bags can make longer mornings a lot easier.
In addition to food and drinks, don’t forget to bring other personal items such as para-cord, lighters, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, and flashlights. Bring a first aid kit and any medications you might need, too. Also, check the weather forecast for the camping trip and be prepared for the different conditions you may encounter.
Make sure you have plenty of options to explore the outdoors and have fun. If you’re a fan of fishing, make sure you bring the necessary equipment, and if you’re into hiking or bike rides, bring some good shoes and a helmet. Other activities such as playing cards, making s’mores around a campfire, and exploring the surrounding area can make your camping experience more enjoyable.
Camping is a great way to connect with the outdoors and nature. Packing the right items is key to making sure you have a comfortable camping experience. Make sure to have the essentials, from shelter and cooking equipment to personal necessities and activities so that you can have fun and stay safe in the wild.