Essential Camping Supplies

So you are ready to go on that outdoor excursion that we all know as camping? You have waited all summer for just the right time, and it has finally arrived. But, you have to ask yourself are you ready and prepared to go camping and do it up right? In other words, do you have all the necessary camping supplies that you might need? If you get out in the middle of nowhere without certain necessities, then you will be out of luck and your camping trip may end up being cut a little short. In order to avoid this from happening, you will need to make a camping supplies list and be prepared to do a little shopping.

The first thing that you will need to ensure that your camping trip is a success is that you have the right comfort items. For example you will need something to keep you sheltered. A tent is a good start to this list. One of these tents can be a fancy one or it can be a simple dome type tent. Usually your local sporting goods section of Wal-Mart or a specialized store can help with this requirement. Other comfort items that you will need include a sleeping bag, pillows, blankets, toothbrush, toothpaste, sunscreen, some type of lamp, and least we all forget, toilet paper.

Another section of the list will include items that are considered to be basic camping supplies. This is where you ensure that you have matches to start a fire or bottles of water or bottles to get water for your campsite. Basic items are those that if the trip goes sour, you have these to keep you alive. Sometimes we forget to bring money along with us because we think that we may not need it while camping. However, if you have children and they see an ice cream stand or beg to go to McDonalds then you may be out of luck without any cash. Again, think basic when coming up with this list.

And speaking of McDonalds you will need to think about kitchen camping supplies also. When you go to pick up your tent and sleeping bags, you may want to browse the section of the store that deals with outdoor cooking. You will be surprised at everything that is now available. In order to ensure that your cooking experience outdoors is a successful one, you will need to have some sort of stove and supply of fuel for that stove. You will also need something to eat on, preferably paper, and something to eat with while camping. And whatever you do, do not forget the food. This can be a real downer if you don't have anything to eat.

Other things that you might not think of include extra clothing that can accommodate you when the night becomes cold. Weather when you are camping can fluctuate, so much that you need to be prepared for anything that might come your way. This is especially true if you have children of any age.

Camping supplies will either make or break a camping trip. The key to making sure you are safe, happy, and healthy is to do a good deal of prep work ahead of time before you begin your camping adventure. Otherwise, you could end up hungry and miserable, and if you have a family with children, this could be a horrible experience. Keep in mind that in order to have a good camping trip you must plan in advance for any camping supplies that you may need. Over packing in this case is a good thing and can keep your camping trip a repeat event for years to come.

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