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Form Your Camping Checklist

Things to include in your camping checklist will hinge on whether you are driving or hiking to the campsite. If you are driving it means that you can carry surplus items and if you are walking it means that you can only pack a limited number of items. Nonetheless, the following are some of the essential things that you need to include in your camping list:

Food and Drinks

You need food and water in order to survive. The amount of food and water packed will depend on the number of days you’ll spend outdoors and number of people. There are no restrictions to the kind of foods you can pack. However, limit the number of foods that need refrigeration as they can easily go stale. Pack enough utensils (i.e. knives, forks, spoons, cups, bowls, pans and dishes). People tend to eat a lot when outdoors. Therefore, carry enough food.

Wild animals are a source of concern when camping in the wild. As such, store your food from the reach of animals. Once you are through with cooking eating, excess food should be stored in a cooler and kept in the trunk of a car. Alternatively, you can hang food from the branches of a tree. Fruits are recommended foods for camping as they do not require any kind of preparation.

When packing water, pack at least 3 liters of water per day for every person. Dehydration can be an issue since you’ll be spending most of your time under the sun.

Personal Hygiene Items

Do not forget your personal hygiene when packing for a camping expedition. The following are some personal hygiene items that you need to pack: toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, hair brush and comb, sunscreen, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and insect repellent.

Clothing

Since you’ll be sleeping under the stars, it is important to keep yourself warm at night. When packing your clothes, make sure that you have included: hiking boots, rain gear, swim suit, shower shoes, work gloves, wide hat, socks, poncho, blankets and jackets.

Medical Gear

In case of an accident, it might take the emergency response team quite some time to get to where you are. Consequently, you need to pack the following medical gear: first aid kit, allergy medications, additional pair of prescribed reading glasses, bandages, poison ivy medications, prescription medications, gastric medications, antiseptic, pain killers and insect repellent.

Other items that you need to include in your camping gear include: pocket knives, compass and map of the area, camping chairs, flash lights and sleeping bag.

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