A camping trip is always something that elicits a lot of excitement. In this excitement, however, one is bound to forget to carry very crucial stuff that would help to make the trip a success. If you are one of those who has a problem figuring out everything you need for camping, this is a good a time as any to write a checklist of things to pack for your camping trip:
Camping is all about the outdoors, which means that sleeping, eating and all activities happen outdoors. A tent will act as the roof over your head during the entire period of your trip, so forgetting it will technically render you ‘homeless’ and out sleeping in the cold. Ensure to add a good sleeping bag, some sheets, blankets, pillow, and anything you deem necessary to make your sleeping arrangement comfortable.
It is imperative that you carry the right outfits to suit the outdoor activities you will engage in e.g warm heavy jacket, t-shirts, shorts, jeans, a hat or a bandana to cover your hair, swimsuit for that dip in the river or swimming pool, toiletry bag, socks, and some underwear of course.
Make sure you pack flat (comfortable) shoes, boots if you prefer. Whether you are a lady or a guy, make sure that the shoes you carry are comfortable for long distance walks in any terrain. Needless to say, ladies, this is not the time to showcase your heels. Pack in those flat shoes and throw in a pair of extra socks or two while at it.
First aid kit
Camping is not for the fainthearted. One way or another, you might end up with insect bites, bruises from falls, piercings from thorny bushes, swellings, sores from too much walking or such rigorous activity. Not forgetting the sunburns and allergies. A first aid kit will help you deal with these unforeseen inconveniences. Don’t forget some painkillers too for thwarting minor pains.
The small (yet important) stuff
These items always seem so basic but are really important in making any camping trip a success. We are talking about items like a lighter for starting a fire, a flashlight, a map, a compass (or connectivity to GPS), a whistle, a pocket knife, watch, safety pin, duct tape, notebook and a pen. You will need these items at a point and you will be glad to have packed them.
As you pack for your camping trip, always remember that the success of that trip relies heavily on your preparedness for it.