When packing for camping it can get very stressful, you have to remember everything you need to bring and a lot of the time things are left behind and usually it isn’t detrimental to the trip. There are some things that can be though and it could be bad if you forgot them. Here are some camping supplies you should never forget to bring. Make sure these items are some of the first things on your checklist because you aren’t going to want to forget them.
First and foremost, never ever forget a first aid kit! Whether it is one you bought or one that you’ve put together yourself and if you don’t have one go and buy one or make one. It is crucial you have this with you while camping because you never know what can happen to you or anyone else while you’re out camping and if something very serious were to happen then you’d have what you need in a first aid kit to hold whoever is hurt off until you can reach a hospital. Remember you are in the wilderness, most likely quite far from a hospital and phone service. It is good to always be prepared.
This is important in the case of an emergency, like if you were to be stranded or lost. Now you could just bring a box of matches you bought from the store but the best thing to do is to take a Tupperware container that seals nicely and glue a piece of sandpaper to the lid. This way you can fill the Tupperware container full of matches and it will be waterproof (unlike the cardboard box they come in) and sandpaper is a great striking strip if it gets wet just dry it off or wait for it to dry.
Being that you are camping, especially if you are in an area that is just out in the wilderness and not a campsite with other people. Then a compass is highly recommended to have on you. This way if you decide to go for a hike and get lost or you simply cannot find your way back home from where you are camping then you can use the compass to navigate you. It is better to be safe than sorry, you never know when you may be in a situation you need one.
Always pack some rope, this is another item that you may never know when you are going to need to use it but it is just better to be safe than sorry. You can use it to hang out wet clothes to dry, pull someone out of a situation on a hike or swimming, or you may need it to create a shelter. You just never know, just make sure you pack it on your next camping trip, you may be surprised.
Yes, packing for a camping trip can be stressful and adding things to the list that are crucial to have can make it even more stressful because you have to remember to bring it, but these are just a couple of camping supplies you should never forget to bring with you on your camping trips. Just remember while you are packing this next time to have these things at the top of your list so they are not forgotten, even if you think they aren’t going to be useful, you never know what you will get into out there. Do you bring any of these items on your camping trips? Are there any you would add to this list? Let me know in the comments!