Camping is an outdoor activity that involves blending in with the rest of nature. It involves cooking outdoors and even sleeping outdoors in the thicket. One could decide to have an open air experience or a tent, a caravan and even a motor home.
When going out to camping there are a variety of items that you needed to carry along. These items are also categorized in certain groups and it is important that you take these into consideration.
The groups of materials and tools required include tools for shelter, bedding, cooking and clothes. There are also some personal items and miscellaneous that you need to keep in mind as you pack up.
When going out on tent camping, you need to consider every part of the tent. This will be considered in the shelter category of camping items. Be keen not to forget even one of these pieces. They include the following tools:
- Shade tarp, rope or pole
- An entrance mat
- An axe or a hammer
- Extra stakes
- A brush and dustpan
- A sleeping bag
- Sheets and blankets
- Air mattress or a sleeping mat
- Air pump
- Repair kit for the air mattress
- Utility bags that you would use for storage
- A stove
- Matches or a lighter
- Pots and pans
- Plates and bowls
- Silverware or plastic ware
- Dish soap and a dishcloth
- Water jug and a water bucket of a good size
- Firewood, charcoal or a buddy burner
- Campfire grill
- Fire starters or newspapers
- Trash bags
- Cooking oil
- Aluminum foil
- Cooler box
- Foldable table
- Oven mitts
It is important to be careful and keen while picking out the attire you are to carry. All your clothes should be comfortable and allow room for physical activities as well as be protective gear.
- Shoes or boots
- Sleep clothes
- Rain gear
Personal stuff and Miscellaneous Stuff:-
- Toilet paper
- Personal medications
- A whistle
- Pair of compass
- Water filters
- First aid kit
- Pocket knife
- Hand wipes
When going tent camping, the most vital objects include the parts of the tent. However, all other instruments are as important.
After all, you would not want to go camping with only shelter and no food and other utilities.
When going camping, it is important to carry food that does not spoil easily. Additionally, you need to carry food that will not spill easily.
If you are going to a camp whereby you will be having a campfire, then it is easier and better to carry food that you can cook or warm.
However, you would like to consider if you want to spend most of your time cooking and cleaning up.
There are certainly easy to carry and use food that you could carry and use for different meals.
Those that you could use for lunch include Pita bread, Rice crackers, Rice cakes and corn cakes.
There are also some types of spread that are perfect for camping and bring out the best mood in a meal. They are peanut butter, cream cheese hummus as well as the vegetable plate.
You could even make a great salad menu, for instance, the taco salad, the quinoa salad, the lentil barley salad and even the mandarin black bean salad.
Also, consider taking fresh veggies and fruits that are not highly perishable. Cheese, boiled eggs and baked tofu are also a camp lunch delicacy.
When it comes to supper, you could treat yourself to some delicious pasta dishes with beans or coconut Thai chicken. Besides, for supper, you could decide to cook by the fire.
Some yummy treats could include ground beef and potatoes, Mexican skillet or even the balsamic maple chops.
Who said you can’t have dessert while you are camping? There are some traditional desserts that you can easily fix up quick, for instance, the banana boats, trail mix and the homemade granola bars. The hot drinks also come in handy, so do not leave out the coffee, chocolate or tea.
Camping with Kids
When going camping with kids you need to carry fun bits and pieces that will allow you to have fun and games.
You could take a paddle set, a marshmallow launcher as well as animal-shaped flashlights. With these objects, you could have fun all day and all night as well. When going camping in warm weather, carry water toys or small portable tubs.
Apart from fun and games, you need to observe caution. You still need to get back home with your children intact! Have a hand washing station to keep them hygienic.
A toy tub and outdoor crafts will keep them busy too. What of a hunting adventure? All you need are a few materials that they could look for.
When going cabin camping, you probably need fewer items depending on how stocked it should be although, you do not have to think of shelter tools.
What you need to remember is your food, personal items and clothing as well. There are also other objects for fun activities. The first aid kit should not be overlooked, it can be handy.
A one night camp may require you to carry almost all categories of things just in very small amounts. The shelter will stand constantly unless you are going to a cabin camp.
All the same you still have to eat and sleep and these gears cannot be omitted from your essential’s list. A three-day camp also needs the same items but in more amounts than a one day camp.
Now you can go camping and enjoy yourself. You have the checklists of the stuff needed on different occasions. Time to enjoy nature.