Camping is one of the most memorable outdoor adventures. If you want to try out being the outdoors person then the first thing to try out is camping. Camping is fun and it brings people together as they make memories. Imagine sitting outside and gazing at the starts while roasting marshmallows together with your friends. That is the most perfect setting to crown your daily busy schedule.
There are a lot of camping sites around the country that will give you that fantastic feeling and make you feel like the outdoor person. If it is your first time to go out camping then don’t worry we have got you. First timers always tend to overpack unnecessary things or under pack and forget the most important kinds of stuff needed for camping. That’s why we have come up with the camping checklist to make your camping experienced amazing. You don’t want to be the one out camping without your tent or forgetting your allergy medical kit. Rule number one of camping always is prepared for anything, well not anything like the roaming bear of course. But be prepared for a change of weather or loss of time track and have enough supplies with you.
We have broken down the list of gear you might want to consider taking, depending on the length of your trip. Ideally you would need a trailer for your vehicle to easily take all the gear or at least a decent cargo box – see Travelbusy’s selection.
What to bring camping
For the first-timers, they always get carried away with the idea of camping. The thought of spending the night in the outdoors gets their adrenaline pumped up and they tend to overdo things or completely forget some of the important stuff. Before going out to camp always remember to rent or borrow some of these items;
• Sleeping bags
• Plenty of food
• Sleeping pads
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• Hygiene and medical essentials
Don’t forget the important things and end up ruining one of the most anticipated nights. Make sure you pack all that you need. Even if you are going out camping it’s nice to have that homey feeling and comfortable lifestyles. Just because you going to the outdoors does not mean you forget about the nice feeling of sleeping in a warm place.
Clothing and footwear packing list
You are going to the outdoors so high chances are that you will hike to your desired campsite. You don’t want to miss out on the fun of seeing all the amazing wildlife and the beautiful lush environment. The wilderness has a lot of bugs and mosquitoes so it is preferable that you cover your hands and legs with pants and long-sleeved shirts. Due to walking to the campsite you definitely need to wear comfortable hiking boots that will allow you to walk faster and with less foot pain. Don’t forget your swimsuits because you might find yourself opposite an amazing lake or river and you might feel the need to swim. Always be prepared for a change of weather and carry warm clothes and raincoats in case of anything. Here is the clothing and footwear checklist;
• Sun-shielding hats
• Long-sleeve shirts
• Quick-drying pants and shorts
• Bandanas and buffs
• Boots and shoes suited for the terrain
• Flip-flops to shower with
• Warm socks
• Warm pants
What is camping with food? Don’t forget to carry enough kitchen supplies to serve you for the whole camping period. You are out on camping not training for the hunger games. Ensure you have the frying pans for cooking meals and enjoy nice homemade meals in the outdoors. Bring grills and stove and enjoy a freshly grilled steak in the evening while watching the sunset and the beautiful and majestic mountains in the distance. Bring marshmallow and wiener roasting sticks and enjoy amazing stories from your friends over roasted marshmallows. Bring a few bottles of wine or beer for the grown-ups and have a chit chat over a couple of beers. Food always brings people together no matter where you are or the occasion at hand. So make sure you have enough food supplies to satisfy everyone. Some of the kitchen supplies you need include;
• Trash bags
• Mugs and cups
• Enough snacks
• Bottle openers and corkscrews
• Drying Rack
• Portable or standing camping sink
• Pot scrubber and sponges
Don’t be that guy who is always borrowing bathing soap and toothpaste. Carry all your personal stuff that you might need while camping. Don’t be afraid to recheck everything after packing. Make sure you have enough bathing soap, toothpaste, lotion, and sunscreen. You are going to the outdoors so make sure you bring your own insect repellent and avoid bug bites. If you are allergic to anything always carry your emergency kit with you and make sure that a friend knows where it is. Change in altitude and environment has a way of disrupting your hormones so always ensure that you have your menstrual products at all times. Be prepared for anything and everything, here is a list of some of the personal items you might need;
• Lip balm
• Insect repellent
• Hand sanitizer
• First-aid and emergency kit
• Prescription medication
• Toothbrush and toothpaste
• Menstrual products
• Spare eyeglasses if you wear glasses
• Cosmetic products
• Bathing soap
• Hairbrush or comb
The reason you are going out camping is to have fun with your friends and family. Ensure that you have all the gaming and fun stuff that you will use. Carry board games with you to spice up that family time. Bring kites for the kids and show them how to play with them this will be a great way of bonding. Pack water toys and electric toys and enjoy the great outdoors. Bring all the funk and playfulness to the outdoors and have fun with it. Here is a checklist of some of the things you might need;
• Board games
• Playing cards
• Balls (footballs,basketballs,soccer balls)
• Water toys
Other kinds of stuff
This is where you need to bring any other items that will make your camping experience fun and memorable. Bring a camera to take pictures of the most amazing sites and spontaneous pictures of each other. Bring a map to locate where you are and find other adventurous spots in the area. Bring a cell phone in case you get lost and need to call for help. Bring your binoculars for bird watching and have a tremendous time at the campsite.
Enjoy camping with all your friends and family and have an amazing time with everyone. Get to do all the fun stuff without the inconvenience of forgetting anything at home.
Have fun while camping!