Camping is great way to get out into nature and get away from the craziness of city life. It is a great way for families to get away and connect with each other during school holidays. You need not go far to enjoy camping just head to a local campground and spend the weekend in the great outdoors but before you head out there are some essentials that you need to bring with you. Let’s look at what you need to bring with you on a camping trip.
Tent or Shelter
If you’re not Bear Grylls and don’t want sleep with a bear under a rock then you need to bring a tent. Make sure that your tent is suitable for the environment and the weather. Tents can vary from a basic 2-man to something far more luxurious. Just make sure that it can keep you dry and you know how to pitch it.
Food and Water
Pack enough food for the duration of your trip and then add a couple of days more just in case. If you get stranded or lost or any of a number of other things happen then you are at least covered for the extra time you are in the bush.
First Aid Kit
Accidents can happen at any time and you need to be prepared. Minor injuries such as a cut can lead to sepsis if you can get them cleaned and bandaged. People have died for lack of a basic first aid kit.
While your phone undoubtedly has GPS with it, if you are out of range or the signal is spotty then it is useless to you, so grab an old fashioned compass to help you navigate.
The last thing you want is to ruin your trip or have to leave early because of a sun burn. Take with you a bottle of good sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 or higher. Don’t forget a good pair of sunglasses either you will thank yourself for them both especially if you are fishing or swimming.
In the middle of the woods you are going to find mosquitos and there are millions of them! The last thing you want to be is lunch. So bring some insect repellent with you, the last thing you want to do is to spend the next week after your camping trip scratching.
Camping is a lot of fun, as long as you have everything you need with you to make the trip a pleasant one. So make sure that you pace everything on the list and go and have a good time.