Carefully pack up things for your upcoming camping trip

When you pack your bag for a vacation, there is generally a common set of things you keep in your suitcase. But when heading out for a camping trip, you must keep in mind that you can’t afford to miss any of the things as you are going into the outer wilderness. They won’t be available in a nearby store.

Moreover, there are some certain extra things you need to go on a camping trip. It also depends on the activities you are going to do there. So first make a list of things while keeping in mind what all could help you to have a great trip and then start collecting them one by one. Consider this checklist while packing especially if you are a first-timer



Clothes are not much of a concern when heading out on a camping trip. Pack clothes with lightweight fabric and the ones which absorb moisture so you can reuse them in times of need. It also helps you in carrying less number of them making your backpack lighter. The list of your clothing essentials may also include-

  • Waterproof and breathable jacket
  • Woolen Socks
  • Polarized Sunglasses, A Cool Hat
  • Trail Runners or Hiking Boots
  • Long pants & long-sleeved shirt
  • Swimsuit
  • Water shoes or Sandals


Personal Items

Be very picky when it comes to carrying your personal care items. Pack only those things that you would be useful for you otherwise, it is just extra weight for your shoulders. Some of the basic and important necessities may include-

  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunscreen and Lip Balm with SPF
  • First Aid Kit, Painkillers, Prescribed Medicines
  • Travel Size Toiletry Kit
  • Hand sanitizer, Bug Spray and itch relief


Camp Necessities

Think of the activities you would be doing on your adventurous trip and get along the requisite things. Keep the things that will make your stay comfortable and a secure one.

  • Tent and an Extra Tarp
  • Travel pillows, Blankets, and Sleeping Bag
  • Flashlights and Batteries
  • Folding chairs and tables
  • Sleeping pads or a light air mattress
  • Pocket Knife


Eating and Drinking essentials

There are high chances that you would need to prepare your meals in the woods. The food you need to pack also depends on the type of camping trip you are planning. Carry things in your bag to set up your own portable kitchen. You may need these items to do that-

  • Camping stove with fuel
  • Lightweight, reusable water bottle and Water Filtration
  • Cookware and Utensils
  • Pre-packaged Snacks


Navigational Tools

To ensure safety and make your trip hassle-free, it is important to carry along items that will assist and guide you during your journey. It also becomes necessary if you plan to travel to multiple locations or plan to hike during the day. Here is what to pack-

  • Flashlights or headlamps with extra batteries
  • Portable GPS (Compass and map as a backup option)
  • Maps or a guidebook with a pen or pencil
  • Two-way radios
  • Travel Lanterns



Last but not least, keep something to entertain yourself. After all, it is for this sole purpose we go on a trip or a vacation. Spend uninterrupted quality time with your friends and family without the common high-tech gadgets we indulge in these days. Take fun to the next level by using some of these things-

  • Binoculars and Camera
  • Travel-sized board games and Playing Cards
  • Fishing gear (Poles, lures, reels, line, and tackle)
  • Kayaking gear (Life jackets, repair kit, and paddles)

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