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What To Pack For Your Camping Trip

What To Pack For Your Camping Trip

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:

Sleeping Material

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.

Clothes

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.

Footwear

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.

Things To Know Before Going For A Camping Trip

Things To Know Before Going For A Camping Trip

Outdoor camping is one of the best getaways from work, stress or whatever else you want to escape from. But, it can also be very strenuous, stressful and dangerous to the campers if there is poor preparation, so in this article we are going to look at some of the things we should always be aware of.

Before going on a camping trip and exploring the wilderness, adventurers should carefully plan everything ahead of the time.

Here are the following essential tips and guidelines you need to consider to make your trip more fun, thrilling, unforgettable and most of all, safe and protected.

You Must Choose an Interesting yet Harmless Campsite

We have all seen it in movie clips – campers that dare to go on unfamiliar regions and wilds, they start getting lost or at worst, getting chased by wild animals. So, to steer yourself away from this horror, you need to carefully choose a site that is risk-free yet offers exciting adventures.

Don’t go with locations that are known for many reported missing individuals. You do not want to become the next Blair Witch Project.

If you are taking kids or minors with you in the out of doors adventures, all the more you should intensify your preparations. You can ask your fellow campers of the best places camping sites to backpack, hike, or pitch your tents safely.

Know the Terrain of Your Campsite

Knowing about your campsite is not enough to assure your safety. You need to be informed of the terrain. Like for example, if your camping site is near the water, you have to make sure that you camping far enough in order to prevent your equipment getting when once the high tides occur. Don’t forget to bring maps, and get familiarize yourself of the landmarks in the area so you are aware how to get out of the place if required.

Bring the Important Supplies

Essential supplies that you must bring with you are the first aid kits, medical supplies, water, flashlights, and cutting tools like the jack knife, spare batteries, smartphone, and charger. All these supplies can help you handle emergency situations and even make you trouble free. It is always a good idea to plan and prepare everything so that when bad things happen, you know what to do.
Bring the Right Outdoor Equipment

By outdoor equipment, it means having the right and quality bags, camping gear such as tents and tent holders, jackets, climbing and hiking gear. All these things are very important to your outdoor camping travel.

You need to make sure that you are carrying handy and useful tools and equipment so that you can pack smart and travel light.