9 Essentials to Bring on Your Camping Trip
Camping is a great way to spend time with Mother Nature and create memories that last forever. Whether you're an expert camper or it's your first trip, there's always something new in store! Make sure that your checklist has all the necessary items before leaving so there are no surprises when it comes time to spend quality days in nature with family members again. To make sure we have all our essential supplies, I've put together an easy list of what most people would consider "basic" gear needed while out on their trips. This will help you stay prepared for any situation while camping (and not risk missing anything), here are some items I recommend packing:
There’s nothing like the great outdoors, but having a shelter to sleep in is key when you’re heading out to spend time in nature. Of course, you’ll need a tent to act as your home away from home on your camping trip. Tents are extremely durable and keep the wind, rain, and wildlife away. The World Famous Mistal Dome Tent has great ventilation and is spacious enough to sleep 6 people making it the perfect option for your next outdoor getaway.
2. Sleeping Bag
It’s best to get a good night's sleep after a long day of spending time outside. Choosing the right sleeping bag is so important. You never want to be too hot or too cold when there's no temperature control around. A functional sleeping bag like the North 49 Arctic Lite Compact Sleeping Bag with insulation for extra warmth and ultra light nylon will help ensure you have the most comfortable sleep.
There’s nothing worse than stumbling around in your tent in the dark. With the RWD Tak-Lite 600 Lumen Lantern you won't have to worry about having enough light at your campsite or in your tent. All you need to do is pack a bag of batteries and to choose how much light you want with it's optional settings and you’re all set.
Whether you’re navigating a dark trail or telling ghost stories you’ll need to bring a flashlight on your next outdoor adventure. The RWD Tak-Lite Pro Focus 600 Flashlight is great to have handy in case the going gets tough. With a 400m light distance you could use this flashlight to send a signal for help if necessary.
Most campsites come with a fire pit, but the reality of some camping trips is that the weather conditions don’t always comply. A portable stove like the World Famous Two Burner Propane Stove can withstand wet and windy conditions and still ignite. It’s easy to carry with it’s built-in handle, even easier to clean with it’s stainless steel drip pan, and most importantly, by using a propane stove you’ll also help prevent fires in the wilderness.
6. Dish Set
Out with the paper and plastic, and in with the reusable dishware. It’s better for our planet and you’ll have much less garbage at the end of your camping trip. Bringing the North 49 Blue Enamel 13 Piece Campwear Dish Set along with you is a no brainer. The camping dish set is made of steel and comes with everything you need. It includes 1 large pot, 1 saucepan, 1 kettle, 4 mugs, 4 plates, and is considerable for outdoor dining.
Want to keep yourself dry while still enjoying the great outdoors? That’s where a tarp comes in handy. Tarps can also be used to line the ground underneath your tent, cover firewood, and much more. The Misty Mountain All Purpose Tarp is essential for all your camping needs.
8. Jacket or Fleece Sweater
Even on sunny days things cool down in the evening. A jacket or a fleece is highly recommended to keep you warm, keep bugs away, or keep you dry from the rain. The Men’s Columbia watertight jacket is an ideal wardrobe choice for camping or hiking gear.
Summer time and bonfires go hand in hand. Make sure you bring an axe and a mallet with you on your camping trip. The Camper's Axe from Winnipeg Outfitters will get the job done. It’s lightweight, easy to travel with, and conveniently on the smaller side. This axe is a useful tool for several purposes such as chopping firewood, rock climbing, or simply to keep on hand for protection.
Happy camping and safe travels!
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