Camping essentials

When you are dealing with a lot of things at once, it’s easy to forget the essentials of packing for a camping trip. Before the trip, create a must-bring bag that will have only the essentials that you can keep ready for the next trip you go on. For now all you need is to pack what you need, and then just put away your “essential camp bagfor your next camping trip.


Ropes have various uses on camping trips. Hang your coolers from a branch at night, make a clothes line for wet garments, create a shelter, or help people out of a tight situation on a hike or swim with the use of a rope. Never forget your rope.

Pack of matches

For obvious reasons, it’s best to keep your matches around. Chances are you need some sort of flame to start a fire. Without a fire, you have limited food selections. You will then be able to cook in cast iron pots or even just throw something on the grill. Not forgetting that night time becomes a whole lot cooler without a fire to keep you warm. For safety sake, buy matches in bulk.


Tarps are best used for protecting the bottom of your tent or to use as extra shelter at your campsite. The best thing about a tarp is that it’s easy to fold and won’t take up a huge amount of space in your bag.

Maps and Compass

Get a map of the location that you will be camping in. You may have GPS on your phone, and you may even have a GPS system sitting in your car. But that’s not to say that the signal will last to entirety.  Some remote camping spots may cause your GPS to lose signal and having the skill and kow-how of how to use a map and compass are essential.

Pocket knife

The most common outdoor knife is a Swiss Army Knife. It is equipped with a knife, corkscrew, saw, small scissors and more. There are varieties of things you can do with this knife and its uses are essential for camp survival. Its compact size is great and will make a difference in your stay.

Portable spice rack

Jessica Sanders says, “You wouldn’t dig into an under-seasoned dinner at home, so why would you suffer at the campsite. A plastic, portable spice rack is perfect to throw into your camping essentials bag; most of these are small, easy to pack and hard to break.

Camping life doesn’t mean your taste buds have to suffer. You can do wonders with a bit of ingredients you take along from home. Cooking over the fire even makes the food taste better. This is yet another way to experience the best camping lifestyle.

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