The Camping Checklist You Need To Know !

Going on a camping trip is exhilarating! Just the thought of it makes your heart beat faster! Nothing beats the great feel of the outdoors! Imagine the color of the sky as it changes throughout your journey. Imagine the crackle of leaves as you walk and tread the mountains. The smell of fresh air is relaxing!

Then, here comes the night. As get settled, you put down your bags and set up your tent. Now, it’s time for dinner, and you and your friends sure are hungry! Oh! You’re tasked to start a fire! You grab your bag and search for your lighter. Unfortunately, you don’t have it! You left it at home! Just beside your flashlight! Oops! You forgot them both!

But you’re not worried. You know how to make a fire! You just need some firewood and dried leaves, and friction! Wood and leaves are everywhere! Now, you reach for your pocket to get your knife to cut and split some wood to its right size. Unfortunately, you also left it!

That, my friend, is the reason why you need a camping checklist before you go out! Let me help you make a list, so that next time, you will not forget the important stuff!

What are the most important things you must have on a camping trip? Here’s some stuff you need to include on your list and why you need them.

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Essentials​

We must admit, we don’t get to use everything that we bring. Some just end up weighing you down. So, here’s a list of the stuff you can’t go without. Food and water are a default need, and you probably won’t forget that!

Shelter​

It’s important to establish a comfortable and safe sleeping spot outdoors. Remember that you should take the following items with you. Take note that at night, some insects may be present to pester you. Make sure you don’t leave any of these!​

Sleeping

Camping is exciting! Truthfully, little time is given or allotted to sleep (Unless you traversed some great distance to reach the camp site!). But still, you need to get a comfortable rest so that you recover your strength for the next day’s activity. Here’s what you will need.​

Clothing

Many beginner campers and hikers fall to the mistake of bringing too much or too little clothes! It’s important to bring the right amount of clothes you will use to avoid extra weight on your backpack. Count the number of days and nights you will be out and add one set extra. That will be enough!​

You won’t be concerned much about dressing up since you, and your companions will be sweating a lot! Don’t worry about it! Here are the important things you need.​

Cooking

This is where most of the fun takes place! Make sure you bring enough food to cook! This will be one of the most memorable activities! Prepare some good stories to share too! Bring these on your journey.

Hygiene

You won’t be dressing up for a formal dinner or whatever, but you need to keep yourself clean!​

First Aid Kit

It’s important to bring a first aid kit that is appropriate for the situation. You can buy personal first aid kits at the pharmacy, but they will lack the essential supplies you need for outdoor camping. Imagine the possible emergency scenario you may encounter outdoors.

You will never realize the importance of an appropriate first aid kit until you need it! Better be ready for anything! Here are the things that may come in useful in emergency events.​

Miscellaneous

Some other stuff will not fit the other categories. These items are not of paramount importance, but it would be nice to have them during camping trips. Choose the things that fit your needs. Bringing everything can weigh you down too much.​

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Final Words

These are some of the essential and important stuff you should have when going outdoors. Make sure you tick all the items in your camping checklist before you go out! You don’t want to be caught off guard when you are outdoors! Surviving is your priority. You don’t know when something bizarre may happen.

It’s better to be ready for anything! Just don’t overdo it! It’s still important to pack light. You don’t want to exhaust your energy on carrying stuff you won’t be using. On the other hand, bringing a lot of food will not be a problem! Your companions will be delighted with it!​

I hope this post helps you build your checklist! Feel free to leave a comment below, and I will connect with you soon! Had fun? Share it! Don’t hesitate! Thank you!


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Paul Watson
 

Paul Watson is a blogger who likes to share information about fishing , camping and the outdoors. I expresses his passion for camping and other outdoors no only by embarking on several outdoor adventures but also writing about them.

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