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10 Camping Essentials

A week spent in the great outdoors can turn out to be an incredible adventure or a nightmare. A good camping experience is usually determined by what you pack (or don’t pack). The difference between a relaxing vacation in the woods and a trip to the emergency room can be made by having the right camping gear in your bag. No matter if you are a novice camper or an experienced survivalist, it is important to have the essential camping equipment & accessories for nature outings.
1. Tent

Even if you like to sleep under the stars, it is a good idea to have a tent or another emergency shelter handy in case of an emergency. If you don’t have one, a snowstorm, deluge or freak snowstorm could leave you miserable, wet and vulnerable to hypothermia. High winds can also be protected by a tent. You can choose from a two-person tent or a larger, cabin-style tent. Make sure to bring all the necessary accessories, such as rope, stakes, stakes, and a rain fly.

2. Sleeping bag

Although it may sound fun to rest on a bed made of leaves and moss, it will not keep you warm in the winter. Even though temperatures can drop by as much as 20 degrees at night, it is possible for them to be quite cold. Remember that insects are active at night, and could come across your unwaddled body. A sleeping bag is essential to ensure a comfortable night’s rest. If you have ever gone camping with your children, you will know that they won’t sleep well if you don’t bring a sleeping bag.

3. Water Bottle

Water is vital for survival in the great outdoors. The further you travel, the faster it runs out. A camper doesn’t want to be without water, especially as drinking from a lake or pond can lead to serious illness. Even if you are only a few feet away from your car in the wilderness, keep a day’s worth of water in a camelbak container or another large container. Keep a water filter or water purification tablet with you in case you need to refill your water supply from a nearby stream.

4. Fire Starter

Camping is not camping without a warm and crackling campfire. You’ll need the tools to quickly get one going. Campers can light a fire with a flint-and-steel, matches, or a magnesium starter. Make sure your matches are waterproof if you choose to use them. In case one of your fire starters fails, it’s a good idea to have two. You can also bring some kindling, such as dry bark or newspaper strips, in a waterproof container. It can be difficult to find dry kindling outdoors.

5. First Aid Kit

Although it is unlikely that you will sustain a serious injury camping, blisters can occur from prolonged hiking. If left untreated, small cuts and scrapes can become infected quickly. Keep antiseptic and bandages handy. Other essentials for your first aid kit include scissors, adhesive gauze, soap and a CPR mouth barrier. Make sure you have insect repellent and sunscreen on hand. As quickly as any laceration, sunburns and insect bites can ruin your trip.

6. Pocket Knife

A pocket knife is the perfect multi-purpose tool for the outdoors. You can use a knife to cut a rope, trim fishing line, dice bait and slice cheese or sausage. These tasks are nearly impossible without a knife. You will feel frustrated if you forget your knife.

7. Map and Compass (Or a GPS charged)

A map, compass and GPS are essential for any camping trip that involves hiking in remote locations. Wanderers can become confused by the constant changes in the position of the sun, which can make forest landmarks appear unfamiliar. Sometimes, unprepared campers wandered for days in the woods before being rescued or finding their way home. It is not uncommon to get lost in wooded areas, or be stranded with no water supply. Even if your children just want to walk to the nearest creek from their campsite, they need to know how to get back to safety.

8. Weather-appropriate Clothing and Rain Gear

Camping requires that you only have a few clothes, so it is important to dry them. It is unpleasant to walk around in damp clothes, and it can also be dangerous in colder climates where hypothermia may be a concern. Wet gear can be difficult to transport, making it uncomfortable and challenging to carry a backpack. A lightweight waterproof rain jacket should be lightweight enough to hold multiple layers of clothing. To protect your gear, you can get an extra rain bag if the jacket doesn’t fully cover your backpack.

9. Flashlight, Lantern, or Head Lamp

Although a campfire is bright and beautiful, it can only be used for six feet in any direction. A portable, battery-powered flashlight is ideal if you have to find something in your tent or go to the latrine at night. Headlamps are a popular choice among campers due to their hands-free functionality.

10. Toilet Paper

Toilet paper may seem like an unnecessary luxury for hardcore survivalists, but many campers swear by its necessity. Toilet paper is not a good substitute for the latrine duty. A chapped back can make it difficult to sit. Sometimes, even campgrounds that have bathrooms can run out of paper. If you are concerned about the environmental impact associated with using toilet paper while camping in the deep woods, either purchase biodegradable toilet paper or dispose of it in a trash bag.