What Do You Need To Pack For a Camping Holiday?

What Do You Need To Pack For a Camping Holiday?

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.

Cooking Equipment

Cooking Equipment

This could be a barbeque or a portable gas camping stove. Alternatively you could use the campfire to cook, on if your site allows them. Make sure you have enough sustenance to be able to live comfortably on your trip. Along with ingredients to cook with, consider packing some nutritious non-perishable items in case you need them. Nuts, seeds, dried fruit and protein bars all make useful snacks. Bring along plenty of water, more than you think you’ll need. Especially if you’re not staying at a campsite.
Sleeping Bag and Pillow
Even though you’re going to be roughing it out in the wild, you’ll still want a good night’s sleep. Research the climate and weather conditions for where you’ll be staying. Then choose sleeping equipment accordingly. For chiller times or year or colder climates, you’ll need a sleeping bag with the correct insulation. While they can take up a lot of space, bringing soft and supportive pillows can make your sleep much more comfortable.

A First Aid Kit

Hopefully you’ll never need it, but when you’re spending time outdoors anything could happen. It could be a slip in some wet mud or a trip on tree branches. It could be a bite or sting from an insect. Be prepared and bring along a first aid kit to cover you across all bases. Don’t forget things like painkillers, bandages and band-aids.
A Mobile Phone

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.