You were waiting for spring and your holidays. Now spring is in its full swing, so you should take holidays and start acting on your plan. You have planned to go camping and now it’s the time to pack your bag and step out to embrace the soothing company of nature. First of all, you should make a list of all the necessary gears you want to take with yourself. If you are finding any difficulty, you just look at the list below and it will help you a lot. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, we have got you covered.
What gears you should take depend on the nature of your trip. If it’s a one day trip near some hill or river then you should bring few things with yourself. But if you are going far away from populated base camp and you want to spend some days in the comforting arms of scenery then you must keep all essential things in your bag. Spending days away from your home means keeping all those things which can provide a comfortable environment there. Obviously, you can’t make a home there but you can make something comforting like home.
While buying gears for camping and back camping, the most important thing to be considered is weight and packability. You are not taking a number of bags with you rather you want to take only one bag so that you can go freely anywhere. You should not listen to others rather you should make your own list of gears; things you feel important for your trip. Most of the times, the list of essentials is the same for all.
Let’s start with the basic camping gears. Take a page and pen and start noting it down.
Tents, Tarps, and Stakes:
How do you think of a camp without sleep? The most important essential thing other than food is sleep. No matter how much you enjoy during camping, you will surely have the need of a proper sleep. Therefore, a tent or a sleeping bag should be at the top of your priority list. There are different types of tents. They come in all sizes and types. But you should get the one with lightweight. Ultralight tents are very easy to carry and use.
Hiking Boots or Shoes:
You are going out on a trip or camping. You are imagining taking pictures while hiking and sliding. While thinking about fun and memories, you should not forget about your partner. Obviously, a pair of shoes. The selection of boots depends on the nature of your camping. First, you will get for sneakers. It’s okay if you are having a simple camping. But if you are planning to have a long backpacking trip then don’t forget to pick up the durable and dedicated shoes. A pair of comfortable shoes will be your best partner as they will support you in every condition.
First Aid Kit
Camping is fun, no doubt, but at the same time, one should not shut eyes to the open atmosphere and damage that could happen while enjoying the scenery of nature. During camping, none sit idle and lazy. Everyone wants to enjoy as much as one can, taking part in hiking, games and roaming here and there. This camping trip can cause burns, scratches as well as cuts. So, one should not forget to keep first aid kit as an important equipment during camping. Don’t arrive at your camp without it, and be sure to take it on your excursions, as well.
Pack of Matches
During camping, the most important thing other than water is fire. Just imagine a camping without the bone fire? Without the dizzy light of the fire at night while singing songs and sitting in a circle around the fire. It means you should keep a pack of matches with you. It is a small yet an important thing. Without fire, you would have limited food as you won’t like to eat, and you would surely crave for cooked food.
Another significant thing necessary for camping is maps. It doesn’t matter if you are camping or backpacking, you will surely have the need of a map. Most of the people think that in this advanced age of mobile and internet they can have access to the digital map, but one should not forget that while camping, there could be a signal problem. So, while going out don’t forget to keep a map with yourself. It will help you and won’t let you get sidetracked. You can find a map from any shop and you can also download it online.
Alternate Weather Wear
You are going for camping, you have kept all necessary equipment, yet you forgot to keep extra clothes with you. You were expecting a shiny smiling sun but you are subjected to the thundering and cool breeze. You will have to bear the cold as you won’t have necessary clothes. Therefore, you should keep an extra set of clothes with you, in case you face some weather change. The weather can change at the drop of the dime, so you should not spoil your trip.
Lantern, Flashlight or Headlamp
While camping, don’t forget to keep a light with you. During a day, you will be accompanied by the sweet company of sunlight but when night falls you will have to look for some light. You might have to go to the washroom or you might crave a midnight walk along with your companion. So, it’s better to keep a flashlight or lantern in your box. Most important, keep your light in some places which are easily reachable.
Another camping essential is the pocket knife. It’s so ultra light and takes no space in your bag. You can also keep it in your pocket. Along with knife, you should keep scissors too. These are small yet essential for camping.
Rope is important as if it has many uses during your camping. It will help you a lot if you are fond of hiking and climbing. At the same time, it is useful for tying your things. Secondly, when the weather is good, and you wash your clothes, it will help in making a clothesline. You can also hang your coolers from a branch at night. So you should not go on camping without a rope.
Don’t forget to keep a bottle of sunscreen in your bag. You are out and your face will be open to every damage of the atmosphere. You need a protection so sunscreen will take the best care of you. They are lightweight and easily available. You don’t have to worry about price.
In a nutshell, it’s not difficult to have camping. You just need to have an idea of all the necessary things you have to keep with yourself. If you pack a good bag, you won’t suffer during your camping rather you will enjoy and share memories with your family and friends.