Going camping is one of those amazing, exciting things you get to do with your friends who are into the same things you are – the wildlife, the nature, the thrill about new destinations and what all you may possibly expect from the unknown. However, apart from all the enthusiasm and anticipation, there are a few things you need to think about before starting your camping journey. We are giving you a camping essentials checklist of those things, hoping it’ll be just as helpful as it was to most of long-time campers.
Camping Essentials Checklist
Plan it out
Being all about the moment is wonderful but it’s not really beneficial if you are going on a long adventure. Truth is, you’ve got to plan things out in order to have a good trip devoid of any hiccups and weird situations.
Before you leave for your camping trip, think about the time you are planning on spending on the road and pack accordingly. If you’ve already camped before, then you already know what your essentials are but it’s important to think ahead – your sleeping bag, clean clothes that are easily washed, allergy medicine, insect repellents and you’ve got your basics.
Find the right camping spot
The key to actually enjoying your camping experience is to find your camping location before it’s too dark out. So even if you’ve been on the road for some time and you don’t feel like it’s time you’ve stopped your vehicle, please do so. You don’t want to be driving tired and in the dark. While it’s still clear out and the night hasn’t still fallen, search for a cool place to camp out for the night. You don’t have to make it your permanent “residence” but at least it will serve for the night.
When you are making your stops, make sure it’s someplace you can get some water, either in the local store or any of the houses that are scattered there. While you’ve probably brought an enviable amount of water with you, you’ll drink it fast and you’ll need a refill. Be smart about this, you don’t want to end up on an open road and thirsty.
Pile up on the hygiene and first aid kit elements
Camping, no matter how amazing it is, can get a bit dangerous. Depending on the place you’ve taken up as your campsite, there may be a lot of dangerous things lurking around like insects you’ve probably never heard of before, plants that may be poisonous and other hazards which is why you need to have the entire antidote stuff with you wherever you go.
Buy enough gas
Starting your road trip and camping adventure is definitely not going to be any fun if you run out of gas mid road. Just as you need water to actually stay refreshed and energized for this camping trip, your car needs enough gas to run properly and not give you any headaches. Since gas stations aren’t always at places we need them to be, the best thing to do is bring portable diesel tanks with you that will be your safe stash.
Grab the gadgets
No, we’re not talking about bringing your laptop, tablet, video games and whatnot. Camping business is totally different, and when we say gadgets, we are actually thinking a flashlight with extra batteries, a phone charger (for emergencies), a multi-tool and if you’ve got a plan to stay long, bring some extra nails and a hammer, too – those tents may need some extra support. All this will make camping much safer and easier.
We hope you’ll have fun and that you’ll take all of our advice into account!