What You Should Prepare on Your First Camping Trip

Going on a camping trip is a great way to be closer to nature, relax from daily routines, and get some new inspiration in life. However, if you plan to live off the basics for the next couple of days, being prepared will maximize the comfort and help you stand ready for unexpected situations. Selecting the right gear for your first campout will help you fully enjoy your first camping experience.Camping-Ontario1

Camping Gear Essentials

  • Tent.

While many avid survivors would prefer sleeping under the stars, you’d better pick a tent to make your first-time camping adventure enjoyable and less stressful. Be sure to choose the tent that will have the needed capacity so there’s enough space inside for you to have a comfortable sleep. Check for additional tent features like ventilation valves or indoor racks and pockets to keep smaller accessories.

  • Sleeping pad.

This piece of Camping gear is essential if you want to have a comfortable sleep and avoid catching a cold. Sleeping pads come in a variety of sizes and are normally made of lightweight materials. You will have a higher level of comfort if you opt for an inflatable sort of a sleeping pad. However, it is usually more expensive as well as is less functional and heavier.

  • Sleeping bag.

Basing on the time of the year and the weather conditions, you’ll have to make sure your sleeping bag will provide enough warmth to keep you comfortable. It should also be the right size and conform to your body proportions. Generally, the most important features such as comfort and extreme temperatures, the weight, and the size of the bag are specified on its packing.

Camping Accessories

  • Cookware.115805-304x222-Big_Camp_Bonfire_(304_x_222)

Unlike the kitchenware for home use, the pots and the pans for camping should be made of lightweight materials such as anodized aluminum, for example. This sort of metal has been specially designed to be used for outdoor gas burners and can exchange heat quite efficiently to reduce the cooking time. However, it is not recommended for an open fire use.

  • Illumination.

Either you prefer a headlamp or a traditional tactical flashlight, it is important to have a reliable source of light if you plan to spend a couple of days in the wild. It’s recommended to use flashlights with several light modes and a possibility to dim the light to save battery.

  • Multi-tool.

Having a multi-purpose tool in your pocket may save you from a lot of troubles during your first camping trip. Fortunately, these devices are quite affordable and won’t take much space in your backpack.

  • First-aid kit.

While this is your first campout, you may quickly end up with blisters, scrapes or cuts. You can also get sunburnt or experience a sunstroke. Finally, you may suffer from digestion disorders, insects, and bugs. Make sure your first-aid kit has the most commonly used medications to deal with such maladies.

Clothes for Camping Trip

  • Boots.ems-free-shipping-mens-walking-hiking-boots-waterproof-outdoor-font-b-camping-b-font-fishing-mountaineering

If you plan to cover long distances by foot, make sure the shoes you wear are comfortable and fit the terrain you’re traveling to. If you’re hiking in the mountains, the boots should be thick-padded to absorb the shock from walking on rough surfaces like stones, rocks, and pebbles. It’s also important to have an extra pair of shoes to wear something lighter while stopping for the night and arranging the camp.

  • Shorts/pants/T-shirts.

Whatever you decide to wear on your first camping trip, it has to be comfortable, quick-drying, and functional. Make sure your shorts have additional pockets to store small stuff while it is a good idea for your pants to have ventilation zippers in case it gets too warm.

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