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The Essential Camping Checklist For Your Summer Camping Trips

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Summer camping trips are fun but sometimes it makes us overwhelming in organizing gears, preparing food for several days, packing things, arranging transportation and making sure there is enough to do to entertain everyone. However, all these struggles are worth it. In your usual trips, if you forget to pack some items you can certainly get it from a nearby store but on camping trips, it's a different story. A stay in the wildness requires some essentials things. So before you get ready for your summer camping, go through this essential camping checklist to make sure you have every item that you need for a summer camping trip.


1. The Necessary Clothing Items You Need To Pack

While you are backpacking for your trip, choose lightweight fabric clothes that are moisture-wicking so that you can use the same clothes for a few times. Here some more clothing essentials you need to pack for your trip:

  • Lightweight hats
  • Breathable and waterproof jackets
  • Trail Runners or hiking boots
  • Coolers and sunglasses
  • Long pants and long-sleeved night dresses
  • Water slippers or sandals with good grip
  • Swimming suits


2. Essential Foods and Drinks You Should Carry With Yourself

Mostly on camping trips, you need to prepare your own meals because it's difficult to find good restaurants in the woods. So it's a good idea to carry some eatables and cooking essentials with you. These are some of the portable kitchen things for your camping trip:

  • Camping stove and fuel
  • Cookware
  • Cooking and eating utensils
  • Reusable water bottles and water filtration
  • Small vegetable cutting board
  • Pre-cooked foods and snacks
  • Matches and lighters
  • Plastic plates
  • Food-storage containers
  • Frying pan
  • Trash bags
  • Ice and cooler
  • Paper towels
  • BBQ Tongs
  • Grill
  • Can Opener
  • Spatula
  • Scissors


3. Necessary Personal Things You Should Take With Yourself

It's very important to pack your personal necessities, Be selective with your personal care items and bring the basic and most essential things such as in the below list:

  • Toothbrush and toiletries items
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Shampoo and soap
  • First-aid kit
  • Your own medications
  • Lip balm with SPF protection
  • Bug spray
  • Itch relief and hand sanitizer
  • Painkillers and antibiotics
  • Cash for buying essential things


4. Camping Site Necessities You Have To Pack

When you are planning for a camping trip you should make sure about your safe and comfortable stay. Therefore you need to take care of these camping essentials:

  • Tent with all the necessary poles and stakes
  • Mallet to secure the stakes in the ground
  • Tarp or sunshade
  • Sleeping bags
  • Light air mattress or sleeping pads
  • Travel pillows
  • Folding tables and chairs
  • Lantern and lantern fuels or batteries
  • Repair kits and pocket knife
  • Flashlights and Headlamps


5. Important Navigational Tools For Your Safety

If you are planning to travel to multiple places, itís necessary to have tools that guide you in a proper direction so that you can ensure a safe camping trip. Here are some of the essential tools you need to pack:

  • Portable GPS
  • Compass and map-best back-up for GPS
  • Chargers and power bank
  • Guidebook
  • Notebook and Pen or pencil
  • If you are a large group carries two-way radios


6. Things You Need To Carry for Your Entertainment

We wish to go for a camping trip because we want to spend some uninterrupted enjoyable time with our family and friends. So to maximize your fun you need to carry these entertainment things with yourself:

  • Binoculars
  • Cameras
  • Travel-friendly board games
  • Playing cards
  • Fishing gears
  • Kayaking gears
  • Bikes with locks
  • Small woofer set


7. Pets Essentials You Need To Pack

If you wish to bring your pets to your camping trip, then it's your responsibility to pack the necessary things for your pets so that they also have an enjoyable camping trip. These are some of the essential things you need to pack for your pets:

  • Petsí food
  • Water and food bowls
  • Pets tie outs
  • Petsí blankets
  • Extra pets waste bags



Final Sum Up

This is a comprehensive camping checklist for summer camping trips. You may not need all the items mentioned here or need more. Itís all depending on the trip you are planning to go. For example, If you are planning to go more hiking in your trip then leave the board games at your home and pack up more items that are needed for hiking likewise if you are planning to stick with one spot you can leave your bikes at home. Hence pack your essentials according to your trip type. Getting lost in the wildness is an opportunity to refresh your soul and push your everyday boundaries to explore something new. Therefore inspire yourself to travel more.

Guys, if I missed out any essentials in my checklist, let me know in the comments.

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