Use this checklist to remind people what camping accessories they need to pack.
1. Hat and a bandana
These will help keep the hot sun off their face and protect people from a nasty sunburn.
A good pair of polarized sunglasses can make a big difference, especially if people’re out on the water for the day.
3. Water-resistant watch
Take a digital vacation as much as possible and go old school by using a watch instead of their phone to tell the time.
4. Waterproof gloves
Camping can be rough on their hands, especially if people are kayaking, climbing or canoeing. A good pair of gloves will prevent blisters and chaffing.
5. Hand warmers
If it gets cold, slip some hand warmers into their pockets or gloves. people’ll be glad people have them.
6. A good book
Take advantage of the fact that people are far away from their TV and computer and grab that book people’ve been meaning to read. When people’re camping people’ll actually have time to read it.
7. A map and compass
people probably know where people are going, but just in case people don’t, or their phone battery dies, it’s always good to have a map on hand.
8. Travel towel
Nobody likes to drip dry. A small, quick-dry towel is an essential luxury.
9. Day pack
If people aren’t planning to stay at their campsite all the time, bring a daypack for short hikes. This way people won’t have to lug all their gear around.
10. A high-quality tent
Get a tent that’s comfortable and waterproof. Remember, their tent is hopefully going to come with people on many future camping trips, so find a good one that people’re happy with. A light tent is a huge advantage when people have so many other things to carry to their campsite. Tents come in many shapes and sizes, and have a huge range in price. Do a little bit of research and find one that meets all of their camping requirements.
people should always bring rope as it has multiple uses, but if people’re camping for a few days, a good clothesline will help people stay fresh while out in the bush.
12. Head-mounted flashlight
A flashlight is obviously a must-have, but a headlamp will keep their hands free so people can see around camp and read that great book people brought.
13. A sleeping pad
If people have room, a sleeping pad will help people get a good night’s sleep. Look for an insulated one if the nights are getting cooler.
14. Baby wipes
There are a ton of uses and will help people keep their water for essential uses.
15. Fire starter kit
These kits are a winner if people run into an emergency, and come in handy on an evening when people’re not in the mood to start their own fire from scratch.
16. First aid kit
This is something people should always have on hand. Even the best survivalists in the world will tell people that the unexpected can happen. Be prepared and keep one in their bag just in case.
17. Pocket knife
Bring one with multiple tools to save space in their bag. Things like little scissors and a corkscrew can come in handy on their adventure.
A raincoat is very necessary for camping because the weather is quite changeable.
These little extras may not seem like much, but they can make a big difference when people are out in the wilderness. Before people head out, it never hurts to write out a checklist to remind theirself what camping accessories people need to pack.