Packing Your Bag for a Camping Trip

Packing Your Bag for a Camping Trip

Ask yourself: when was the last time you spent some real quality time in nature? Sure, you might walk your dog around the local lake, or you might spend your lunch break in a park near your workplace, but when’s the last time you actually immersed yourself in the great outdoors? 

If you’re itching to delve into the wilderness, camping could well be the best option for your next break or getaway. It is perhaps the most authentic way to get away from the city and experience the wilderness. Now, if this is a plan that you intend to pursue, you’ve got a whole lot of planning ahead of you. 

Packing for a camping trip is a little more complex than packing for a standard vacation. If you forget some of the essentials, you can quickly find yourself having a miserable and uncomfortable time, and chances are that you aren’t going to stumble across many shops along the way where you can pick up the essentials later down the line. 

So, to help you have the best time possible, here are a few essentials that you should throw into your camping bag!

Appropriate Clothing

Most people will go camping when the weather is preferable, so make the mistake of thinking that they can simply take along lightweight and scant clothing such as shorts, vest tops, and plimsolls. But this isn’t the case. Sure, it may be warm in the day time, but temperatures can quickly drop at night. 

You will need to take warm fleeces and full-length trousers to maintain your temperature when it gets a little chilly. You will also need strong walking boots. These can guarantee good grip and prevent injury through stepping on hard or sharp rocks or items. 

Defensive Equipment

Depending on where you intend to trek and camp, you may face dangers and require items that provide you with some sort of defense. Seeing as you are going to want to travel as lightweight as possible, it’s generally best to combine practical and defense items in one. Consider tactical pens. These can be used for defense, but they can also be used for marking and making notes as you go along too!

Practical Equipment

There are various practical bits and bobs you should throw into your bag that can help you should you come into trouble. A ferro rod can be used to start a fire, which can then be used for warmth or to cook food. Water purification tablets can clean water if your bottled supply runs out. 

Just make sure that you know how to use them properly before you head away, as you may not be able to access the internet to watch tutorials as you go along. It’s also a good idea to pack a first aid kit, which can be used to treat cuts, grazes, or burns.

Packing the above items should help you to have a more enjoyable time while you are away in nature!

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