It can be easy to get lost in the technology today’s world has to offer. It leads to people choosing to stay indoors rather than enjoy the sunlight. Perhaps that’s one of the many reasons that camping is seen as such a fun and refreshing activity. Here are five must-haves for any serious camper!
Access to Clean Water
You can load up on gallons of water all you want, but that doesn’t guarantee that you’ll actually have access to clean drinking water. Bringing filters and tablets can ensure that you have clean water no matter the situation you’re in.
The Proper Shoes
Hiking boots may not be the height of fashion, but they can protect your feet like almost nothing else. But don’t rush out to buy a brand new pair for your next big trip. Go with a pair that is in great shape, but that you’ve thoroughly broken in. This will help prevent blisters while you’re hiking. You’ll also want to bring several extra pairs of socks—just in case!
Protection from the Elements
Next to running out of clean water, nothing is worse than getting caught unawares by the rain. That’s why it’s crucial to have good quality rain gear, even if you don’t think it’ll rain. You should also read up on great tips to camping in the rain.
While it may save you a few bucks to go with a cheap tent, having a heavy-duty tent will save you a ton of headaches. They protect you against wind, rain, and help to keep you warm and safe. There are a lot of things you can skimp on safely, but a tent is just not one of them. Make sure that the tent you choose has plenty of space for you and any friends who may be going with you. You’ll also want to consider if you’ll need a “common room” or not.
All the Accouterments
Whether you prefer to camp in style with lights, fold-out chairs, and portable showers; or you just like to bring a small pack, a knife, and some sunscreen, having all the accouterments to make your trip both enjoyable and safe is crucial.
Regardless of if you’re going camping for the first time, or you’ve been camping since you were a kid, our list can help you get the most out of your next trip!
About the Author:
Dixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.