July 4, 2009

Camping Pack List - What to Take

Camping Pack List

When you're getting ready to go camping, there's always the question of what gear to bring. Having too much stuff is no fun - especially if you're hiking in to your campsite - but you don't want to be without something essential either. A lot of what you'll need will vary depending on several factors - the length of your trip, the weather, where you'll be camping, etc - but let's take a look at what you can expect to need on most camping trips.

There are several things you'll need on any camping trip that you go on. Always bring the following:

Tent (or a tent equivalent, such as a heavy duty hammock, or the materials for a lean-to if you're roughing it)
Sleeping bag
First aid kit
Flashlight
Matches
Knife
Hatchet and/or machete (for cutting up firewood)
Food and water

For cold weather camping, you'll want to bring at least one of each of the following. There's no need to run out and buy new things. You'll be out in the woods and everything is going to get dirty anyway, so the old, beat up sweatshirt and jacket will do fine.

Sweatshirt (with a hood if you have one)
Jacket
Cap
Gloves
Sleeping bag liner (if needed, depending on the weather rating of your bag)

If the weather is going to be very hot, plan on bringing these items:

Sunscreen
Large hat (to keep the sun off)
Extra water
Canopy (to provide shade)
Fan (you can get a small battery powered fan at any mega-mart for cheap)

Lastly, if you're camping at a campground and won't be hiking in to your campsite, then there are several more things you might want to bring. Some of these will depend on the facilities available at your campground though, so do a bit of research before you go to find out what is available.

Camping chair
Hammock
Camp table
Camp stove or grill
Fishing pole
Small backpack for day hikes
Towels and swimsuits

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