The Packing List for Camping Beginners

Whether you plan to go camping with your family or go hiking alone, in order to have a fun and comfortable outdoor adventure, you need to prepare ahead of time, especially when packing your travel supplies. Do a little preparation ahead of time will save you a lot of time and troubles in the long run. On most trips, if you forget something, you can buy it at a nearby shop. While in the wilderness, however, it’s a different story. There’s nothing you can do if you go camping and find that your backpack is missing something important, for example, a flashlight. So, before you head out, make sure you have everything you need for a successful camping. If this is the first time for you to go camping, let’s see what we have to bring for camping together.

If you’re going to be backpacking during your trip, make sure you have everything you need in your backpack as much as possible. When it comes to clothes, choose lightweight fabrics that can absorb moisture, so you can reuse the same top and bottoms several times. And a lightweight and packable hat is crucial for your trip. Choose a hat which is waterproof and breathable so you can wear it for a couple of days. You can’t escape the sun in outdoor adventures, so a hat will protect your head from the sun and keep you cool during the trip. Hats like bucket hats and bonnie hats are perfect for camping. Waterproof and breathable jacket is used to keep warm. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts are also essential because there are plenty of mosquitoes outdoors, so it’s best to cover your body to keep them away.

You may want to cook outside, so you’ll have to bring your own portable kitchen. You will need to bring some kitchen utensils, such as a lightweight camp stove with fuel, a water filtration (you may need to get water from a nearby lakes or ponds, and you need to filter it first). Lightweight towel and soapy as well as cutting boards are important for cooking. If you don’t want to cook, pack some pre-packed snacks, such as cookies and bread.

If you’re going to travel to multiple places, or plan to hike during the day, you’ll need tools to help guide you and ensure a safe trip. A portable GPS, compass or map is crucial to help guide you. Chargers will used to charge your lamp or flashlight. In any case, make sure all of your devices are fully charged before you leave. Flashlights or headlamps are also essential for camping at night. 

To make sure you will have a comfortable and pleasant camping trip, you need to prepare a tent, sleeping bag, and travel pillows to ensure you sleep well. The folding chair and table will give you a comfortable camping experience. One of the best things about camping is spending uninterrupted quality time with friends and family, without the common high-tech distractions, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and breathe the fresh air.