Camping food

Camping Trip Essentials

Camping is an exciting adventure that even the youngest of children can enjoy. Having a well thought out trip planned can make the experience even better and prevent members of the excursion from bringing items that aren’t a necessity.

When Nature Calls

Camping Essentials

The down and dirty truth about camping are that, depending on location, certain amenities may not be available. In the event that water or toilets are unavailable to campers, planning is essential. Bringing along bottled water is ideal to prevent dehydration and the empty bottles can be recycled after the camping trip.

To avoid an uncomfortable situation when there is no restroom available for use, packing a trowel and biodegradable toilet paper is an absolute must. Maintaining a certain level of hygiene is important for a campers’ health, so it is highly recommended that a supply of hand sanitizer is readily available for frequent use. Rather than lugging along bulky bottles of it, there are many key chain style options available that can hook right onto a belt loop for easy and convenient use.

Camping Clothing

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Appropriate attire is essential for a fun and relaxing camping trip. More often than not, camping is done in forested areas or mountainous terrain, where the weather can be unpredictable. Dressing in layers is the wisest thing to do and bringing one change of clothes for each day of camping is recommended. It never hurts to bring extra pairs of socks and a change of good tennis shoes or hiking boots as well, in case of wet feet.

Hats, sunglasses and sunscreen are also highly recommended to protect the body from certain elements and to prevent things like painful sunburns. In addition to these items, bringing along a pocket knife, matches, a flashlight and a supply of batteries will also help to ensure a safe, fun and well-prepared camping experience.

Grub’s up!

Camping food

Packing food can sometimes pose a challenge. Planning meals ahead of time can prevent hassle, confusion and over or under packing. Doing most of the preparation prior to departure will help make cooking at the campsite simple and guarantee that there is enough food available for everyone to share. Bringing along small, healthy snacks such as trail mix, granola bars or string cheese are also excellent ideas.

Be prepared

Creating a well thought out plan prior to departure will guarantee a relaxed, stress-free trip. Camping is meant to allow people to get back to nature. Preparing for a camping trip will ensure the ability to enjoy and appreciate the gorgeous landscape of Mother Earth.

Camping Trip essentials

14 Comments

  • Jon | The Money Shed (@themoneyshed)

    July 1, 2019 at 11:12 am

    great advice here! An ill prepared camping trip can be an absolute nightmare, trust me, I’ve been there!

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      Haha me too, numerous times but we are getting better 🙂

  • clairelomax2018

    July 1, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    I felt when we went camping that we packed far too much stuff, but boy was I wrong!

    We used everything we took so I felt much better and now for our next trip I know exactly what to take with us.

    Super helpful post for any camper x

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:27 pm

      It can be hard to know exactly what you need when you first start out.

  • Lyndsey O’Halloran

    July 1, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    I really wish we could go camping but not being able to drive means packing would be a big problem.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:28 pm

      It can definitely make things difficult but you could try ReadyCamp where it’s all set up for you 🙂

  • Éva Katona

    July 1, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    This will be very useful for our very first camping trip – maybe next year.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:29 pm

      Ooh no go this year, why put it off?

  • Miranda (Anosa)

    July 2, 2019 at 8:54 am

    I think so long as I don’t have to pee outside and have good camping clothing I can try it

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:30 pm

      Haha no, thankfully there are some beautiful campsites through the Camping and Caravanning Club with amazing facilities.

  • Mandi Morrison

    July 2, 2019 at 9:55 am

    Clothing and food are always so important. Especially when the temperature drops in the evenings. My lot are always hungry too so we tend to pack a lot of snacky food.

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:31 pm

      Yes, we always take lots of snacks too, keeps them fuelled for all that outdoor play.

  • Sonia

    July 2, 2019 at 10:56 am

    We really need to start going camping. I used to love it when I was little but haven’t been for years now, it was so cold last time I went and it put me off but I didn’t have the right equipment and clothing. Really must get sorted and just do it. Great tips x

    1. Sabina Green

      July 2, 2019 at 3:32 pm

      Taking the right equipment makes all the difference. We have had cold trips too but we are determined our next trip will be a warm one x

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