Summer is the best time to gather all of your loved ones in your family van and hit the great outdoors for a camping weekend. The weather is perfect, you have a fantastic location and you can’t wait to spend some quality time with your family and friends. Before you embark on your journey, though, you should make a checklist of everything you will need while you are there (you don’t exactly have supermarkets around every corner). If you need some help outlining your list, we have detailed 10 camping essentials you need on your next trip, so you don’t forget anything. Pack up and have fun!
Don’t let the friendly sun trick you; UV rays are always on the prowl for making you prone to sunstroke. Make sure that you use a reliable sunscreen with a good sun protection factor (SPF). In addition to this, bring some insect repellent for fighting off mosquitoes and other critters that are bound to be roaming about.
2. Sleeping Bags
Sleeping on the ground isn’t all that comfortable, so make sure that you pack up comfy sleeping bags for you and your loved ones. For extra coziness, consider bringing an air mattress and extra pillows. The fluffier, the better!
Now you didn’t think you could manage being in the middle of the woods with stilettos, did you? Always remember to wear a durable pair of hiking boots to get around easily when camping. Waterproof varieties are recommended the most.
If you want the ultimate dose of rest and relaxation, bring an awesome hammock on your next camping trip. Lie back, relax and enjoy the time off!
If you plan on getting up early and making the most out of your camping trip, you are going to need a good amount of coffee. Packing a large thermos will help save you time and keep your coffee hot.
Without trying to state the obvious, a tent you can count on will be what you need the most on your camping weekend. Choose a strong product that won’t leave you without shelter while in the “wild”.
We recommend that you pack a large flashlight for getting around at night while camping. Choose a solar powered one or make sure you pack extra batteries.
8. First Aid Kit
Anything can happen during camping trips, and sometimes accidents unfortunately take place. Be prepared for unwanted situations with a complete first aid kit that will have all the supplies you need for any incidents.
9. Folding Chairs
What’s better than roasting marshmallows over a camping fire with your family and friends? You will need folding chairs for this, so make sure to check them off before you hit the road.
One of the parts of camping trips that adults love most is drinking a cold beer after they set up camp. It’s kind of hard to keep that beer cold if you don’t have a cooler, so make sure that you bring one filled with plenty of ice for all the days you will be out.
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