Checklist for Camping Beginners

Checklist for Camping Beginners

After a long-time living in the urban areas, people may sometimes want to have a good relax in nature. If you are a camping beginner, you should make a checklist and get all the necessary items ready before you set out. After choosing a safe and ideal destination, here are some camping supplies you may need.

1. Personal items

• Comfortable clothes, shoes

Choose the appropriate clothes and trousers that can keep you from twig scratches and mosquito bites. Wear suitable shoes according to your travel schedule, normally a pair of anti-slip and waterproof sneakers would be the best choice. You can also carry a pair of comfortable sports sandals or slippers. In certain cases, hats and gloves are also required.

• Different kinds of bags

A large-capacity backpack is definitely indispensable. Besides, you will also need a waist bag or satchel for carrying small but important items such as water bottle and flashlight. Some waterproof or plastic bags should be prepared for storage, sorting, and garbage collecting.

• Toiletries

Personal hygiene can not be ignored during camping. Put everything you need into the washbag: toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, towel, toilet paper, ear plugs, sunscreen, heat patches, nail clippers, etc.

2. Tents, sleeping bags and mats

A waterproof and wind-resistant tent is crucial to your camping. Since the grassland usually has high humidity and heavy dew at night, you will need moisture-proof foil mats as well as foam or inflatable sleeping mat. Last but not least, choose sleeping bags with appropriate length and thickness, and you can also prepare a small blanket and some collapsible camping chairs.

3. Lighting devices

You can not see anything in complete darkness without lighting devices. It will not only make your camping boring, but also have many potential safety hazards. Usually, you need to prepare: camping lanterns, flashlights, headlights. If the camping lantern you choose is battery-powered, don't forget to take enough backup batteries.

4. Cooking utensils

If you plan to cook outdoors instead of eating sandwiches or canned foods, you need to bring stoves, pots, firewood, tableware, condiments, windproof lighters or matches, etc. You will also need a good-quality insulated kettle, portable water bottle, and a kitchen knife.

5. Food and medicine

If there is no place to get supply around your campsite, it is necessary that you bring sufficient drinking water and food, and prepare some medicines (such as insect repellent and adhesive bandages) just in case.

6. Other stuff you may need

If the campsite is a completely wild nature with no place to charge, you will need take a power bank to charge your mobile phone and other devices. You may also need a whistle, a compass, some strapping belts and small hooks.

If you don't want to buy and carry too many things, it is recommended to go to the camp where tents and any other camping equipment will be provided, then you can save time and energy on preparing. As a first-time camper, you should always be careful while enjoying the fresh air and quiet nature. Do not leave the camp too far without a guide, in case you get fallen, lost or even more dangerous situation happens.