Before you go camping, there are things you should know. It’s important to know exactly how to set up a tent, what to bring, and how to be safe while you’re camping out in the woods. The following bullets will inform you of the essential items to bring, what type of tent to buy and how to set it up, as well as safety information you may find useful on your camping trip.
Clothes- it’s better to use thin and light-weight clothing pieces so that it is much easier to carry and if you’re staying there for a week, you can wear the same bottoms and tops a few times. You may also want to bring thicker clothes because nights may be chillier than earlier in the day. Sunglasses may also be preferred for blocking the sun. Hiking Boots or Trail Runners are better than regular shoes and may also be beneficial to invest in and bring on the trip.
Food/Drinks- chances are, there aren’t going to be restaurants that you can go to if you need something to eat or drink. It’s more likely that you’ll have to prepare something yourself. Reusable water bottles, kitchen utensils (cooking and eating), cutting board, a towel and soap, and a camping stove with fuel are essential for camping. Bringing a water filtration system may also come in handy in case you need to source water from a nearby lake and need to filter it before drinking.
Personal Items- A toiletry kit (toothbrush, hairbrush, soap toothpaste, etc.), bug repellent, toilet paper, sunscreen, and a first aid kit are things you should bring on your camping trip. You should also bring any medications you are currently taking.
Tools- Bringing a portable GPS as well as a map and a compass as a backup may be a good idea if you decide to go hiking. You should also bring a flashlight, pen/pencil, chargers 9make sure your devices are fully charged before leaving for your trip), and extra batteries.
Necessities- A tent is a necessity on your trip because that is where you may spend the majority of your time, especially while you’re sleeping. You should bring a mallet for securing the tents stakes into the ground. Bringing sleeping bags and travel pillows are a good idea too. You need to put something in between your back and the ground so that you don’t wake up with a sore back. Along with sunglasses as previously stated, sunshades or tarps can protect you from the sun.
Having fun is also important for your trip. Make sure you grab a book or a camera to add some more adventure to your trip. You can even bring binoculars for birdwatching, which is a very nice way to spend your time while camping. To set up your tent you need to set up the tent according to the instructions and use the mallet to make sure they’re secure in the ground. It’s okay if you don’t get it the first time, try again. Putting up a tent isn’t the easiest thing to do.
These things are all crucial for you to consider and think about before deciding to go camping. Your safety and well being should be the top priority when staying overnight at a camping ground and you should have everything you need to prepare for the time you’re staying.