One of the challenges of first-time campers is figuring out what and what not to bring to the camping site. Let’s face it, we’ve all brought unnecessary stuff on site! These lists would help you think twice if you should be bringing your white flip-flops or not…
Packing Too Many Bags
Remember, you’re not packing for a trip to the Bahamas. Carrying two or three bags will be a burden to you. Ideally, campers carry a 60L hiking bag for an overnight camp.
Choosing the right clothes would depend on the location and weather condition of the campsite. You don’t want to wear a windbreaker during the summer season, but it does get cold at night in most areas, so bringing a jacket with you would help a great deal. Wearing shorts is optional, but it is best to wear clothing that will cover your legs for protection as there can be a lot of mosquitoes at campsites.
Wearing the wrong shoes can cause blisters and other foot injuries. Investing in a good hiking shoe is worth the money, especially if you’re planning to take a long trek or hike.
It is enjoyable to cook at camp! You can utilize the things around you if you’re an experienced camper, if not, bringing a portable burner, pots, and utensils is a must!
After a long day of hiking, you definitely want to regain your energy by eating a scrumptious meal. Cooking at camp is not as easy as it sounds. Ready-made food or easily cooked meals like canned goods are best to bring with you.
Pocket Multi-Functional Tools
Having one of these is a great way to save space in your hiking bag. Instead of bringing conventional knives, scissors, large and small blade, a can opener, a screwdriver, a bottle opener, corkscrew, wood saw, toothpick, tweezers, key ring most of the mentioned things can be found in a single pocket multi-functional tool which can literally fit in your pocket.
Choosing a tent depends on the number of your companions. Of course, you wouldn’t want to be carrying a 6-person tent just for yourself. It is also best to choose a tent that’s breathable, and water-resistant. If you’re new to camping, you can also opt to borrow, rent, or purchase a second-hand tent. This is a great tip as you wouldn’t want to be spending too much on a trip that you might not get back into.
Before setting out on your adventure, make sure to get your checklist ready. Creating a list of the things or gears you need will help you remember what’s necessary. A single tool forgotten can affect your camping activity.