Camping is scheduled in less than a month, and it seems that your camping packing list is still cramped with so many stuff that you already do not know if bringing such is always essential. The first thing to remember is you are just going on camping, and you are not moving out of your house yet. Although understandably, you want your experience to be very comfortable, you must also remember that going on camping will require you to step out of your comfort zone.
Here is the most essential stuff you need to include in your camping packing list:
Essential Items For Your Camping Packing List
Even if you plan to sleep under the stars, literally, you should still include a tent on your top camping essentials because you will never know when you will need emergency shelter, especially if the rain pours unexpectedly. I am pretty sure that the least you want to happen is for you to get sick while camping out.
Include tent accessories in the list such as tent poles, rope, stakes, and a rain fly.
Resting on a bed of leaves or grass may seem fun, but let’s be realistic; any of these would not make you warm over the night. Always remember that temperature can drop significantly at nightfall, so you have to be prepared. Aside from that, you do not want bugs and pesky insects to bother you while you are taking a good night sleep.
Canteen And Water Filter
Going on camping means you have to survive in a set-up that is very different from your usual home setting. The great outdoors require you to be prepared for the worst, and one good thing to remember is the essence of water for survival. Always carry a supply of clean water because drinking from natural sources can cause you to feel ill. Keep filters and purification tablets handy in case you run out of potable water.
Camping will not be complete without the crackling campfire. Prepare tools that will help you start a fire quickly. It can be flints and steel, matches, lighter or magnesium fire starter. Pack at least two fire starters just in case one fails to work.
First Aid Kit
It is not that you are expecting to experience life-threatening injuries or whatever; it is just the fact that you are being prepared. Your camping activities can cause you some minor issues like blisters or cuts during hiking. Keep a first aid kit handy all the time.
It is the ultimate multipurpose tool that is necessary when outdoors. It will help you cut ropes, dice baits, slice sausages, sharpen a stick, detangle vines and many more. It makes camping tasks easier.
Do not always rely on forest landmarks, especially when you are going to hike. It is always best to bring park maps, a compass, or a GPS to help you go around and return to campsite safely. You surely do not want to wander into the woods for days just because you did not bring with you any navigation tool.
Even though the forecast says it will not rain, bring a rain jacket is always a must. It will help you keep your limited clothing dry. Opt for a lightweight and waterproof rain jacket that can accommodate multiple layers of clothing.
A campfire should not only be the source of light in your campsite. Everything is unpredictable, especially the weather, and that means if worse come to worst, your campfire will not be useful anymore. Bring with you a lamp, a headlamp or a flashlight.
Although sometimes viewed as an unnecessary luxury in the great outdoors, toilet paper helps a lot, especially when it comes to hygiene. Leaves and barks won’t help, but if your concern is the environment, opt to go for the biodegradable ones and take a refuse bag with you for proper disposal.