Camping Essentials: 7 Things You Need to Have for a Comfortable Camping Trip

Camping is one of my favorite outdoor activities. It provides you with various opportunities such as bonding with loved ones and exploring the countryside. Not to forget, it brings relief from the hectic routines. 

If you’re planning to go camping anytime soon, you’ve come to the right place. In this article today, I’m going to highlight a few camping essentials that you need to have for your coming camping trip. Have a look: 

A number of camping trips usually turn out to be a disaster. Why? The reason is the lack of camping essentials. It’s not easy living in the woods, so you ought to have all the camping essentials in order to be comfortable and safe.

A Waterproof Tent 

Starting with the obvious, you need to buy the best canopy tent for your camping trip. Yes, it’s given but most people compromise the quality of the tent and due to that, their camping trips are often ruined. It is precisely why I always suggest getting a waterproof tent. 

The weather in the countryside is usually quite unpredictable; thus, you must be prepared for rain and thunderstorms beforehand. A waterproof tent will ensure that you remain comfortable while it rains. It may be a little expensive compared to the regular tents, but it’s going to be worth it.

Sleeping Bags

Having separate sleeping bags for everyone is crucial if you don’t want to wake up with bug bites. That’s right, guys. The countryside is all about open spaces. It’s home to various bugs and animals, so sleeping without a sleeping bag is going to be extremely uncomfortable. 

Sleeping bags are readily available these days. You can order them online via Amazon or visit the nearest supermarket to buy them. Make sure to buy sleep bags in different shades so that everyone knows which one belongs to them.

Hunting Gear

Camping is all about different outdoor activities. I mean, what would you do inside your tent all day? It would get pretty boring. Isn’t it? Thus, I always plan my camping trips systematically. I keep outdoor activities for the daytime and sit alongside the camp at night. 

Hunting happens to be my favorite outdoor activity. It’s pretty convenient when you’re camping somewhere near the woods. All you need to do is bring your hunting gear and you’ll be good to hit the woods. For this, you need a rifle, 45-70 rifle scope, a bow and arrows, binoculars, and a pair of headphones for your ear health and safety.

Outdoor Cooking 

It’s a cycle of activities that you can follow as is. Start with hunting in the daytime and end the day with an outdoor barbecue party. Yes, you can bring in the animal you hunt, grill it for dinner, and enjoy the meal. 

Outdoor cooking is more than fun. It’s super easy as you don’t have to worry about the mess you otherwise make in your kitchen. Oh, and it will provide you with time to sit together with everyone and talk about life in general. 

If you like the idea, I would recommend you purchase a portable barbecue grill. It’s convenient to carry around and makes the task of grilling meat super easy. 

A First Aid Kit 

Having a first aid kit is essential, especially when you’re away from home. When you’re on the roads, you never know what will happen the next minute; therefore, it’s good to be prepared for the worst ahead of time. 

If you’re traveling with kids, having a first aid kit is mandatory. Kids often get scratches and bruises when playing around. For this, you can either buy a travel first aid kit from a nearby pharmacy or make your first aid box. 

First aid boxes are pretty simple to make. Take a small plastic container, sanitize it, and add all the basic medicines inside, including painkillers, anti-allergy medicines, anti-anxiety medicines, a gauge, wound cleaning spirit, and a pair of scissors. Pretty simple. Isn’t it?

Camping Loo 

A lot of people refrain from going camping due to not having an arrangement for toilets. It is pretty uncomfortable, of course. What you can do is get a camping loo for it. Camping loo is a portable toilet that can significantly add to your comfort. 

The best part being, camping loos are not very expensive, so buying one shouldn’t be a problem if you’re not a frequent camper. Still, if you don’t want to spend much, you can make a camping loo yourself. 

There are several DIY videos available on the internet that can help you prepare a portable toilet of your own, and that too, at a cheap price.

Backup Snacks 

Last but not least, please don’t forget to pack a few snacks and beverages for your camping trip. Yes, you can always cook near the camp, but what if the weather doesn’t compromise? What if the thunderstorm doesn’t stop? You never know if you’ll be able to actually cook, given the unpredictable weather in the countryside. 

It is primarily why you must load up on snacks and beverages. It’s especially great for people who have a habit of munching. Oh, and please make sure that the snacks are non-perishable so that they stay fresh without refrigeration. Roasted nuts, dried soups, cookies, brownies, and granola are a few examples of easily available non-perishable snacks.

The Takeaway

Camping is a super fun outdoor activity. If you’re sick and tired of your old and boring routine and need some change in your life, I would suggest you take some time off and go camping with your friends and family. It will provide you with the relief you need, a much-needed time to de-stress and unwind. Rest assured, with all the things mentioned above, your camping trip will be comfortable as ever. I wish you all the best, my friends!

This is a contributed post and therefore may not reflect the views and opinions of this blog or its author.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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