If this is yours first time taking an extended camping vacation, you may be unsure as to what you should bring along with you. If that is the case, you are definitely not alone. As fun and exciting as it is to venture out into the wilderness, it can sometimes be stressful to plan. If you need a little help with planning your next camping vacation, keep reading.
When we’re talking about camping prep, there are two categories you need to check: camping supplies and camping gear. In most cases you’ll find that camping supplies tend to cover food, health and beauty products, and so forth, whereas camping gear is used to describe pieces of equipment, whereas. We’ll be discussing the latter in today’s article.
One of the most common pieces of camping gear that you will need to bring with you on your next camping vacation is a tent. Depending on who you are going camping with, you may need to bring multiple camping tents with you. If you have yet to purchase a camping tent, make sure that the tent(s) you purchase are strong, sturdy, dependable, and waterproof. Even if you are planning on camping in a motor home, you may want to think about bringing a tent (just in case). Many motor home campers prefer spending at least one night in the open wilderness, and you may too.
A sleeping bag is another piece of camping gear that you will want to make sure that you bring along with you. If you are camping with your family, friends, or partner, you’ll want to make sure that you have enough sleeping bags to go around. Although you may assume that a light sleeping bag is good in the summertime, you may still want to think about bringing along a heavier one. These types of sleeping bags are good in case the weather suddenly turns cold.
In addition to bringing a traditional sleeping bag with you, you may also want to think about adding a sleeping pad or an air mattress to your checklist. If you’re going to be camping in a traditional tent, you may find it somewhat uncomfortable. While many campsites have level ground, not all of them do. If you are concerned with how you will be able to sleep on your next camping adventure, you may want to buy a sleeping pad or an air mattress along with you, just to be on the safe side. All of these items are relatively affordable, so you really have nothing to lose.