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Camping has become very popular in recent years. There has been a 72% increase in the percentage of campers who camp 3 or more times annually since 2014. We have prepared a camping resource guide that will help you to prepare for the next camping trip. In this guide, you will get all the information for your next camping trip.

The first thing is to research before you go on your camping adventure. Good research about the area can help your camping trip really smoothly. The research can be done by talking to a  friend or someone who has already visited the camping site. There are a ton of forums on the internet where you can leave your questions.

Once the research is done then you can start packing up for the trip. Here are some of the basic stuff:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Lanterns
  • Bug spray
  • Water
  • Tent
  • Sunscreen
  • sunglasses

You can download the full list of camping checklists here

You already know the basic things that have required for camping but beyond the basics, there are other things that you should consider to have a perfect camping experience.

Safety

Safety is number one when you head out on your camping trip. Make sure you have these essentials in order to keep yourself and your family safe and able to get help in the event of an emergency.

  • Cell Phone
  • Satellite Phone (these work in remote areas where there is no cell reception)
  • Compass/GPS
  • ID
  • Credit Card/Cash
  • Campsite Contact Information

Shelter and Bedding Must Have

Don’t forget these camping basics – you’ll need them!

  • Tent (check ahead that all parts are accounted for)
  • Air Mattress or Sleeping Pads
  • Air Mattress Air Pump
  • Pillows
  • Blankets/sheets
  • Foldable Chairs
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Lantern

Cooking Must Have

One of the things to look forward to the most while camping is the food. You can certainly cook up some tasty treats that maybe you don’t normally get to enjoy at home. In addition to packing all of these cooking items, you’re sure to need, don’t forget to plan your menu! Make sure you have all the food you need to whip up some delicious camp food. And don’t forget the snacks!

  • Large water jug or plenty of water bottles
  • Cooler
  • Ice
  • Thermos
  • Stove with fuel/propane
  • Matches/lighter
  • Firewood
  • Plates and bowls
  • Mugs and Cups
  • Silverware
  • Aluminum foil
  • Paper Towels
  • Trash bags
  • Pots and pans with lids
  • Oven Mitts
  • Cooking utensils
  • Can opener/bottle opener
  • Dish soap
  • Cooking Oil
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Large Bowl
  • Seasonings and Condiments

Tools

It’s always important to be prepared just in case something goes wrong. Having the proper tools will ensure your camping trip can carry on smoothly.

  • Multi-tool
  • Tent-pole repair sleeve
  • Air Mattress Repair Kit
  • Mallet or Hammer
  • Saw

Having all the right gear and devices for your camping trip means you’ll be prepared. And the more prepared you are the more enjoyable your vacation will be and you’ll have peace of mind knowing you’ve taken the utmost care to keep your family safe in the event that something doesn’t go according to plan. We’ve included camping safety resources for further information.

Once you have it all planned out and have secured the gear you need, the only left to do is enjoy your next great outdoors adventure!