Camping is by far the most soothing getaway from the chaotic routine of one’s life. If you are planning one, then congratulations, you are on the right track!
So, now that you have decided and it is camping you are going for, we understand the panic attacks that might happen over stressing about what to pack and what not.
Whether you’re a pro camper or a beginner, a few camping hacks will help you make the most of your trip. These are complicated, in fact, most of them have been extracted from our personal experiences over the past years.
We have compiled a list of hacks and camping gear that every camper can use during their trip. They are easy to use and help you make the most out of your weekend camping.
We comprehend that it can be one heck of a daunting task to decode the science behind packing. Therefore, here, we have solved this dilemma of yours. Read on to know what the must-haves are when you are embarking on this beautiful journey of camping.
Food is life! And we are sure no one wants to compromise on it and that too, on an outdoor adventure. Hence, this makes a portable stove quite an important item on your packing list.
We recommend taking one with at least two burners; say, for instance, you boil the pasta on one and prepare the sauce on the other. The most commonly used fuels for two-burner stoves are propane, white gas or unleaded gasoline.
Mind that you can only enjoy if your mind is sane enough to do so. And that sanity throughout the day could only go on if you have had a good sound night’s sleep. And for that, my friend, you would need a tent for shelter and a nice, comfy sleeping bag alongside an air mattress to rest your head on.
Make sure you take into account the climatic conditions making the purchase. Do a great deal of research and read a lot of reviews online before you head out to buy a family camping tent. And yes, get one which is waterproof because the weather is an unpredictable fellow!
Camping means exposure to a lot of sunlight! We think this is enough to depict the importance of carrying a sunscreen. And this is really important for the ones who are tanned too. While the sun is a part and parcel of camping, no one, for sure wants to take it home. No matter what, everyone must wear sun protection to keep the skin problems at bay that might arise due to being exposed to the sun for a prolonged period.
In this digital age, we rely on our smartphones for directions and routes. However, it doesn’t work this way on a camping trip. We all know smartphones do not function as they do in a remote location. This is why it makes compass an essential item for a true camping experience.
Speaking of this, if you are staying at a camping site, you will be provided local maps.
You never know when Mother Nature turns the table. So it’s better to be prepared than sorry. Therefore, ensure that you have packed a waterproof jacket and a few camping blankets which you can use against unpredictable rainfalls when you are up on a hiking spree. Roll it in your backpack and enjoy your heart out, all tension free!
This is needed as camping comes with a lot adventure and sometimes it gets a bit ugly. You might fall or trip and end up with a sprain. No, we do not have the intention of scaring you out, but just trying to advise you that prevention is better than cure.
When you make a kit, make sure to have the following items:
It is dark in the woods there, so you definitely wouldn’t want to collapse in the middle. Hence, to avoid that, pack up sturdy and durable flashlights. We recommend the LEDs as they are the most suitable ones.
Also, like your sleeping stuff, your flashlight should be water resistant too so that you don’t lose it on the light in case it rains.
If you’re spending the weekend camping and think you have enough light, then you could be wrong. At some point in your trip, you will require lights and lanterns. If you’re camping alone, you can easily prioritize your gear but when camping with a family, pack a flashlight, lanterns, headlamps and don’t forget the spare batteries.