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Published on March 30th, 2016 | by Fishing News

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How to Successfully Pack For Your Camping Trip

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Summer is here and that means it’s time to get outside. For many Americans, that means that it’s time to go camping. Camping is a versatile activity that is enjoyed by millions of families and individuals across the country.
But when embarking on a camping trip, it’s not the time to become a minimalist. While it’s a fun activity, it requires a certain level of preparation and skill to execute successfully.
While general preparedness and know-how is essential, the biggest part of preparing for camping is what you pack. That being said, we have provided a comprehensive list of everything that you should pack for your next big camping trip:

Accomodations
There are many ways to camp. For some, renting a cabin with all of the comforts and amenities of home is enough of the great outdoors. But for the brave of heart with a taste for adventure, nothing will suffice quite like a tent. Look for a high-quality tent that is durable enough to withstand the elements. Additionally, you might want to bring extra tarps for the floor of your tent in case of rain or snow.

Food and Proper Storage
While many like to hunt, it’s likely that you won’t be foraging for nuts and berries on your camping trip. That being said, it’s essential to pack an appropriate amount of food for the time you plan to spend camping. To prevent attracting any unwanted animals such as bears, invest in a high-quality camping cooler. Camping coolers are bear-resistant, light-weight and can keep food fresh for days. It’s also wise to bring a lot of water and a purifier or purifying charcoal sticks.

First Aid and Safety Supplies
The great outdoors is wild and unpredictable — you never know what’s going to happen while you’re out there! That being said, it’s important to prepare for the absolute worst. Bring a cell phone with an extra battery and a solar charger. Let a friend know where you’re going and make a plan if they don’t hear from you after a certain amount of time. Pack a first aid kit and a map!


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