Camping is a great, inexpensive vacation for all the family to enjoy. You get to have new adventures, be at one with nature and do lots of fun outdoor activities. Biking, hiking, fishing, building a campfire and taking in the views to name a few! But it can be difficult to know what to take when you are planning a camping trip. One one hand you want to take it back to basics and enjoy the humbleness of being off the grid. Although on the other hand, modern technology can help to keep you safe and make your trip more comfortable. If you are going on a camping trip, here are a few of the things you will need to bring.
Somewhere to Sleep
Unless you are hiring a caravan or chalet at your campsite, you’ll need a base and place to sleep. For a really gritty camping experience you can’t beat a good old fashioned tent. Although if you want to start camping often, you could invest in a campervan or an RV. That way you could go on amazing road trips and find even more places to camp.
A First Aid Kit
It’s worth bringing a mobile phone with you, even if you choose to turn it off while you’re on your trip. If you’re not camping at a designated campsite and are planning to go off the beaten path and into the wild, it’s so easy to get lost. Being able to make communication is vital. Consider bringing a portable battery charger too, and a sat-nav as a backup. At the very least, have a map of the area in case you find yourself stranded.