Camping is an outdoor delight but requires a lot of hard to work to make it a fun experience. In this article, we will be discussing the four basic staples you should be taking on your next camping trip to make it a great experience and an eye opening adventure in the outdoors.
Unless you enjoy sleeping on a pile of rocks and dirt, you’ll need to pack a tent for you and your companions. There are a variety of tents you can choose from, but if it’s just you, you should choose a two-man tent to have enough room for you and your gear. Plus, you should also make sure it is waterproof or water resistant in case you run into inclement weather. Not to mention, you can easily pick up a tent at your local Target, Walmart, as well as a number of online retailers as well. Keep in mind that tents range from $100-$500, so choose your budget wisely.
Long Sleeve T-Shirt
A long sleeve t-shirt is a must have no matter if you are going on a small hike or a full-fledged camping trip. Even if the weather is extremely warm, a hike to a summit can get surprisingly cold and you’ll be thanking yourself that you packed a warm long sleeve t-shirt, like those available from Over Under Clothing, to toss on. Plus, hiking with layers is extremely important due to the amount of sweat you shed throughout your trip. You should look for a wicking t-shirt or a shirt that is partially made from spandex to absorb your sweat.
Is there anything better than cooking marshmallows over an open flame? In order to start that fire, however, you need a working fire starter. This could be a lighter, matches, solar fire starter, or flint and steel starter. Most people prefer standard lighters as they are the easiest to use, though matches are a useful backup to bring. No matter which one you prefer, you will need to have a working fire starter so you can build your outdoors campfire.
First Aid Kit
Many people overlook the importance of bringing a first aid kit. However, it is crucial to be prepared for the worst case scenarios. You never know when you may trip and hurt yourself. Your first aid kit should contain Band-Aids, bacitracin, gauze, duct tape, ibuprofen, and moleskin. You may also want to include aloe vera gel in your first aid kit if you are prone to getting sunburns.
Camping is an incredibly fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy. With these four essentials, you will be able to survive your weekend in the woods and even have a little bit of fun while you’re at it.
About the Author: Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber