Now that summer is in full swing it’s time to start planning for some awesome camping trips. Camping is a great summer activity because it allows you to get away from the demands of day-to-day life, unplug, and relax in nature – doesn’t that sound amazing?
Before you head out into the wilderness, however, you’ll want to make sure you have all the right gear. The right camping gear will help keep you safe and comfortable while you’re out there getting in touch with your wild side.
Make sure you have all of the following camping gear when you pack for your next camping trip!
We think camping is done best in a tent - not in a camper, RV, or cabin! For ultimate comfort, your camping gear for sleeping should include.
- A sleeping bag that is appropriate for the season
- A pillow with a waterproof cover
- A mat, cot, or air mattress
- A sturdy but lightweight tent
An Outdoor Power Station
I know we said camping is a great opportunity to “unplug,” but for safety and comfort purposes, you should have a portable power source included in your camping gear. This will help you keep juice in your cell phones (which you might want for music or a camera if there’s no cell service), rechargeable batteries, Bluetooth speakers, and more.
Campfire Cooking Kit
If you want to make your camping trip as authentic as possible, you’ll want to make sure you have a cooking kit in your camping gear.
- Cast iron pans
- A foldable grill surface
- Biodegradable soap
- Plates, bowls, and utensils
- Foldable kitchen sink
- Cooking oil
- Insulated water bottle
- Cooking utensils
- Sharp knife
- Steel wool
You don’t want to be caught stumbling around in the dark!
Being able to get a fire started might be the most important part of camping. You should expect to bring your own firewood, as you shouldn’t be chopping down trees while camping. Leave the wilderness exactly as you found it!
- Axe and saw to chop the firewood you bring
- Fire extinguisher (just in case!)
Personal Hygiene Products
Everyone’s personal hygiene bag will look different when camping, but we suggest everyone bring the basics.
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- First aid kit
- Toilet paper
- Hand sanitizer
- Menstrual products
- Prescription drugs
- Bug spray
- Anti-itch cream
Camping is supposed to be fun! Bring everything you need to have a great time.
- Bluetooth speaker
- Board games
- Deck of cards
- Fishing pole
- Lawn games
The best part of camping is that you can make every experience unique and tailor it to your personal preferences! This list of camping gear is merely a guideline that you can use to start gathering what you need to have fun in the great outdoors. Feel free to add or eliminate any camping gear items, but make sure you have your Duracell PowerSource with you!