So are you planning to go for an adventure camping? There are many things you need to know about camping, for instance, how to go camping, what to do, what to take along with you, and many more such questions arise in your mind when you are planning camping. In the end, these all questions should not create confusion and do not have to be complicated.
With me, just get started with camping basics and learn about how to go to the ideal camping destination for camping with the following simple steps and lessons shared by me on this blog. The blog will provide you with the basic camping lessons that address how to get utmost in the camping, including managing a kitchen, setting a camp, getting a peaceful and comfortable sleep, doing outdoor activities, and storing your gear.(Rodriguez, A.M., 2017)
While setting your campsite, you’ll always need a shelter, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, which helps in providing warmth. Items like pillows and chairs can add an extra touch of comfort. Do check your amenities before you pack.
- Tent, with footprint and stakes
- Sleeping bags
- Sleeping pads or cots
- Camping chairs
- Lighting, like a lantern and string lights
Additional things which you may require includes:
To keep everything organized, try packing every essential in a dedicated camping gear bin or box.
Toiletries And First Aid-
While packing toiletries for camping, you need to be prepared for bug bites, cuts, and basic hygiene. If your plan is only for a night or two, you can skip showering thoroughly although it doesn’t mean you can’t stay clean and hygienic. An essential body wipes and deodorant can do wonders for a night in a tent.
Following are the essentials you need to carry while camping:
- Biodegradable soap
- Body or face wipes
- Toilet paper
- Quick dry towel
- Hand sanitizer
- Bug spray
- First aid kit
As unexpected things happen in the great outdoors, so just have a check and pack your clothes that will keep you warm and dry at night and cool during the day. Just look at the destination and choose your attire accordingly so that you won’t have the feeling of regret. You may have a look, what I preferred basically while camping.
- Short and long-sleeved shirts
- Pants and shorts
- Warm jacket for evenings
- Boots or shoes for hiking
- Sandals for lounging around the campsite
- Sleep or loungewear
Camp Kitchen And Cooking-
It is obvious everyone could get creative with just a roll of tinfoil and a campfire to cook meals. But if you are craving a taco dinner, a pancake breakfast, or just a cup of coffee, just bring a few kitchen essentials along with you for cooking and cleaning after. Following is the list of essentials which I think would be essential for the campsite kitchen.
- Stove and fuel
- Matches or lighter
- Kitchen kit (pots and pans) and cooking utensils
- A good knife
- Mess kit (plate, bowl, and eating utensils)
- Portable coffee maker
- Biodegradable soap
After cooking you may also want,
- Trash and recycling bags
- Filled water jugs
- Grill and charcoal
- Cutting board
- Bottle opener
A hanging or standing lantern can provide your camping with a nice touch for your table or tent after the sunset. Keeping it simple, you might just have a headlamp with a good battery life which you can utilize and use for midnight breaks.
Now When You Are Camping:
What comes next after setting camp? The best part comes as the fun stuff because it is time to enjoy outdoors, cooking over a campfire, and relaxing.
Dealing With Outdoor Pests:
Some animals and bugs are pests at the campground. Take precautions against insects and other bothersome creatures.
The best way to end the day of camping is around the campfire. It is obvious everyone wants to have a safe and effective campfire that can enhance their mood.
Leave No Trace:
Leaving no trace is the golden rule of camping. It requires little effort to ensure that you leave the campsite as clean as you found it. Always make sure to have a clean and hygienic campsite.
Obviously, everything tastes better outdoors, but kitchen camping is only considered good until it is clean. Since you are cooking outside star with a refreshing breakfast, pack simple lunch supplies you can take on a hike and try considering your dinner game with mouthwatering dishes.
When it’s time to wrap your short camping trip, always ensure that you fail to leave any trace so that it looks like you were never there.
If you are getting geared up for camping for the first time and are looking for reminders of essential items, I have provided you with a hand pick-up guide for the camping checklist in this blog. While it is necessary, there are probably more things that an individual needs for a successful camping trip.(Morrow, R., Rodriguez, A. and King, N., 2017)