Originally posted on April 9, 2020 @ 11:22 am
If you’re planning on overnight trip outside and wondering what to bring camping, you’ve come to the right place.
Camping is a fantastic way to enjoy and experience unspoiled nature in silence without crowds.
Getting out of the house and into nature is important to stay grounded, calm, and find new motivation and inspiration for everyday life.
When you go camping, there are many basic supplies that can make or break your trip.
Depending on the location, duration of your stay, and weather conditions, many of the following items can be very necessary camping supplies.
Know what to bring Camping: Basic Supplies
If you go camping for a couple of days or more, it is a good idea to bring a tent with a rain flap.
As wonderful as it is to sleep under the stars, weather can change unexpectedly, and in the summer, when most campers go out, afternoon and evening thunderstorms are commonplace.
Many tents are packaged in small bags and do not weigh too much, making them easy for you to bring along on a trip, and quite handy if inclement weather should arise.
Sleeping bags are also a must.
They can keep you warm and comfortable, and they offer the first line of defense against insects and arachnids.
Flashlights or lanterns should also be considered necessities by campers.
Obviously, a basic supply of your toiletries is necessary on an outdoor excursion as well.
Camping backpacks or duffel bags make for easier transportation of supplies.
What to bring Camping: Food and Drinks
A trusty cooler makes a nice addition to the arsenal of supplies that campers may bring with them on their outings.
Coolers will keep your drinks and food cold, and protected from the elements.
When stocked with an abundance of ice, you may bring basic meats along as well.
Bacon, hot dogs, ground beef, chicken, eggs, and some fresh meats may be kept cool in a large cooler for several days.
Water is a must, and sodas and beer may also be brought and refrigerated in a cooler.
When you’re staying out for at least a couple of days, a cooler is absolutely necessary.
If you intend to stay out for longer periods, canned food, such as beans, will begin to become staple foods.
In some places, nature can take care of the refrigeration situation, even in the summer.
One way to naturally refrigerate beverages, which is available if you’re camping along cold rivers or lakes, is submerging cans or bottles by pinning them underwater with rocks.
In cold water, it does not take long for beverages to reach water temperature.
What To Bring Camping: Cooking Supplies
Pots and pans are necessary camping supplies if you are bringing food and intend to remain in the wilderness for at least a couple of days.
Even when you’re camping at a campground, pots and pans may encourage you to protect yourself from a diet of only hot dogs.
Many outdoor provision companies sell cooking supplies that are intended for camping, in addition to outdoor-specific mugs or cups, eating utensils, and plates and bowls.
Wire grills, or camping grills, which are easily placed over a fire to grill meat, are also available at these stores.
Matches or a lighter are a camping must, as they will serve as a source for the fire that cooks food, provides warmth and light and deters insects.
What To Bring Camping: Protecting Yourself From the Elements
Naturally, bug spray and sunblock are critical for campers.
In some cases, mosquito netting and insect-proof outfits may be necessary, depending on the density of pesky bugs.
Raincoats and heavier clothing than is considered necessary are also important, as rain showers, particularly in the summer, should never be counted out, and cold nights may occur even when unexpected.
A tarp may also be utilized in many ways on a camping trip, as tarps are waterproof.
Various tool items, such as pocket knives, hammers, and string may also come in handy during a campout, and when you’re camping with kids, consider bringing whistles and compasses.
A dry bag (waterproof bag) should also be brought to protect any electronics and other fragile or important items.
These are some basic camping supplies to consider before you’re heading out into the wilderness.
Although necessary items will vary depending on location and duration of a stay in the wild, many of these provisions should be brought along on any trip.
Before setting out, it is important to know what to bring camping – I hope I gave you a good overview.