Must Have Camping Essentials
We all like camping, but sometimes figuring out what to pack can be challenging. Packing can feel like a big chore, and it can be easy to forget something.
To help, here is a packing list for what to carry camping. If you are car camping, you’ll need a tent. I’ve got suggestions for backpacking and car camping tents that might help.
If you are backpacking, you’ll still need some shelter from the elements. Whether it be a tarp, bivy sack, or even a hammock, you must have somewhere to sleep.
If you’re car camping, you won’t need this. For backpacking, you must have one to keep you warm at night. It is a little less bulky but also more compressible and versatile. You’ll need a way to cook your food if you are camping. If backpacking, you’ll still need a stove. You will want to bring either the stove and fuel or a stove that can burn multiple fuels. Types of stoves for camping include:
This would also go undersupplies. I’m not going to go crazy in-depth here, but figure out what you like and make a list.
If you’re backpacking, bring lightweight food of high nutritional value (like energy bars, dehydrated meals, and instant meals). I
This could go to undersupplies or tools. Either way, you’ll need one to cut food and prepare it. If you’re backpacking and don’t want to carry one that large, take a pocket knife. For car camping, make sure whatever you use is strong enough for the job.
If car camping, more options open up to you. You’ll still want lightweight food, though. You’ll need this to set up camp in the dark. Nothing is worse than setting up a tent and finding that you can’t see anything. If backpacking, you’ll need a highly visible one and something durable.
You never know what can happen on a camping trip. Here is a small but effective list of things you may need: iodine or alcohol for disinfecting cuts, band-aids and moleskin for blisters, antibiotic cream.