Once in a while, we need a getaway deep into the comfort of wilderness and connect with mother nature. Sitting at a bonfire, toasting marshmallows while your friends laugh and sing through the night. Doesn’t that sound perfect? But before you reach the exciting part of the trip, you have to get prepared for it.
Fret not; we understand your worries. If you’re confused and don’t know what to prioritize while buying, this list has got you covered. Read through to check out the essential things you’ll need during your trip!
This seems like an obvious point, after all, what is outdoor activities without a tent, right? Even though it is pretty obvious, there are still some things you should keep in mind before buying a tent. Get a tent that is compact and lightweight, so that it is easier to carry along with all the other things you’ll need at your campsite. Make sure it is comfortable, leakproof and sturdy. You might end up using this tent for your future camping trips too, so it’s only wise to spend that extra buck to get one you’re fully satisfied with.
If you forget your sleeping bag for a camping trip, getting a good night’s sleep might be harder than setting up a tent. A sleeping bag goes with a tent just like butter goes with bread. It is an essential part of a trip. You might end up catching a cold if you sleep without one at night. Get one of those cozy yet compact sleeping bags that will keep you warm during the night, and if you feel too icky in one, you could always sleep on top of it!
Being able to find your way through the wilderness at night is essential, so you always need to have a light source with you. A headlamp is the preferred choice of most backcountry travelers, whether that’s cooking dinner or holding trekking poles.
Backpacking and fishing go together like campfires and marshmallows. There’s nothing quite like backpacking into the remote wilderness and finding that the local stream is loaded with wild brookies who haven’t seen a lure in months (if ever). On the flip side, there’s nothing worse than finding a stream loaded with gullible mountain fish and having nothing in your pack to catch them with! So don’t forget about fishing rod 🙂
Buying a decent rucksack, and one that is suited for your purpose is essential if you are to avoid injury from an ill-fitting rucksack. There are a huge variety of rucksacks available on the market — all of which are designed for different activities. So, choose the perfect one for your perfect adventure.
There’s nothing better than a cold drink on a hot, sunny day at the beach or during the camping. Keep your drinks cold with a special cooler whether it’s a soft sided wheeled cooler, or a mini-cooler for you cans.
Camping is one of the most fun ways to connect with your surroundings and to explore our natural world. It can allow you to experience some of the most incredible places in a way that staying in a hotel never will, but it can also expose you to some of the more dangerous aspects of nature.
How you pack for camping can very much affect your comfort and your ability to enjoy your experience to the fullest extent.
We hope we’ve inspired you for an amazing outdoor adventure this year! Comment if you tried one of those life-hacks or planning to get yourself one.