Did you know that as few as 20 minutes spent outdoors can boost your energy as much as a cup of the coffee can? Spending time outdoors can also boost your immune system, provide you with your needed daily dose of vitamin D, and enhance your creativity.
Are you looking to spend more time outdoors? Why not choose to go camping?
Before heading out on your trip, you should know about the outdoor gear you’ll need. This list includes everything you need to know. Keep reading to learn more.
1. Your Sleeping Gear Is Vital
First on the list of camping essentials is your sleeping gear. While this gear might be on the bulkier side, it’s an important part of feeling comfortable while spending time outdoors.
You’ll need a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and don’t forget about a pillow. You can also choose to bring a hammock for some outdoor naps during the day. This is a great way to relax while breathing in the fresh air and taking in nature’s beautiful views.
2. Outdoor Campsite Essentials
Next on the list are some outdoor campsite essentials you’ll need to pack. A quality tent and some stakes are vital for a camping trip. If this is your first camping trip, make sure to practice pitching the tent at home so you can work through any issues beforehand.
Headlamps and flashlights should be in your pack too. Once it gets dark, you’ll need to rely on those to get around your campsite if you need to. Don’t forget some extra batteries.
Camp chairs and tables should be packed too if the campsite you’re visiting doesn’t have these. Check out the BEARZ Outdoor Pocket Blanket as well. It’s easy to store, and it’s the only camping blanket you’ll need.
3. Your Kitchen Equipment
When prepping for some outdoor adventures, you have to plan your meals. You might not be planning on doing a lot of cooking, but you still need some basics to help you get through the weekend.
Make sure to bring a cooler with you. You’ll need to stay hydrated, so a large water jug is important too. Bring a small propane stove, a quality pan, some plates, and cutlery.
4. You’ll Need a Few Electronics
Just because you’ll be spending a few days in nature doesn’t mean you have to remain completely off the grid with no electricity. You don’t need all of your tech gadgets while camping but make sure to bring the basics.
After packing your flashlights, make sure to keep your phone fully charged. You’ll also need your phone charging cord, a battery pack, and a portable speaker.
5. Make Sure You Have a Toolkit
Another thing you’ll need in your camping gear is a good toolkit. Camping will push you out of your comfort zone, and you’ll have to rely on nature to get through the day.
There are a few tools that can make the trip fun and help you resolve any issues. A multitool comes with pliers, scissors, wire cutters, and a bottle opener, and it’s essential for every new camper.
Make sure to pack some duct tape, a small hammer, and extra cords in your gear too.
6. A First Aid Kit Is Vital
Being prepared for everything in life will help you succeed. It’ll also help you to get through any emergencies or accidents that might occur.
This is why it’s vital that you always carry a first aid kit in your car and when you head out on your camping trip. Make sure your kit is stocked with all the essentials before leaving.
Tell the whole group where you keep your kit and teach them how to use everything if necessary.
7. A Few Fire Starting Tools
Learning how to start a fire is camping 101. You’ll need to have a few tools to help you start a fire when on your trip. You’ll need a good fire for warmth, light, and you might even use it for cooking.
Make sure that you understand the campfire rules at your campsite first. You’ll need some matches, a fire starter, an ax, a shovel, water for putting out the fire, and a fire extinguisher for emergencies.
8. Forms of Entertainment
When going on a camping trip, you’ll have plenty to explore, but it’s also a good idea to bring a few extra forms of entertainment. Binoculars can help you go birdwatching.
You can bring a telescope for stargazing on clear nights. A book is a great thing to have if you need some time to rest and unwind after a day of hiking. If you’re an artist, some materials for sketching what you see on your trip are a good idea to have.
9. Toiletries for Personal Hygiene
You’ll also need some personal hygiene and protection items if you’ll be camping for a few days. Some toilet paper and your toothbrush and toothpaste are most important.
Bring any prescription medication you take. Don’t forget about extra sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and bug spray.
Consider bringing our BEARZ Outdoor Quick-dry Towel. This is the best camping towel on the market. The microfiber material is super soft and dries easily.
10. The Right Clothes
When spending time in the great outdoors, you have to pack the right clothes. You need clothes that will protect your skin from the elements while keeping you cool and comfortable.
Breathable t-shirts and pants are best for the heat. You’ll need long-sleeved shirts to protect you from the sun and bugs.
Hiking boots are a must, and you should have a light jacket for any weather changes too. Don’t forget about comfortable clothes for sleeping.
All the Camping Outdoor Gear You’ll Need
Now you know all the outdoor gear you need for your camping trip. A good tent, cooking supplies, camping blankets, and towels are necessary to have in your pack.
Contact BEARZ Outdoor with any questions you may have about our products. We’ll be happy to answer them.