Nothing is more fun than a camping excursion in the great outdoors. You can explore all the beauty and wonder of nature, with just your camping equipment and your sense of adventure. But what kind of camping equipment should you bring? Here are just a few of the different things you should have with you when you go camping, if you want to have the most exciting and authentic experience possible.
A tent – Well, this one is a little bit obvious. But you really should be looking for a high quality tent with plenty of security. Make sure you check the reviews to check for things like weatherproof material, resistance to winds, and resistance to wildlife. The last thing you want to do is wake up in the middle of the night to a fox at your feet. (Or worse, a bear!)
A cooler – A camping cooler is the perfect place to keep all the food you’ll be bringing with you to your campsite, as well as any fish you may catch while you’re out there. There are different cooler sizes you can choose, no matter how big or small your trip is going to be. You’ll want to look at larger cooler sizes for camping trips that are expected to be longer than an overnight. You should also look into coolers that are bear-proof, so you don’t get errant visitors who want to steal your food.
Emergency equipment – When you go camping, make sure you don’t forget your first aid kit, as well as any emergency kits you’ll need with you. This could include a spare tire for the car, a patch for the tent, or lighter fluid, in case your fire-building skills could use some work. You should also make sure you have medicine for allergic reactions, in case you come in contact with some unfamiliar plant life, as well as additional water, just in case. Waterproof your campsite with tarps to avoid waking up in a mud puddle.