Camping and hiking can be extremely fun and exciting. However, this should be done safely, because you never know what can happen to you in the great outdoors. So, experts on this subject have made a list of things you should bring with you on camping and hiking trips.
Tent – Tents are extremely important, as they provide protection and safety to you from the elements, nature and even wildlife. Make sure you bring a big enough tent for you, and other people, if you’re not traveling alone.
Sleeping bag – It is very important to take a sleeping bag with you if you’re going camping or hiking. Sleeping on the ground can lead to diseases, insect bites, or even hypothermia and having a sleeping bag can change all of that. Make sure you take a compact one, as it can be folded easily and carried around.
Backpack – In order to keep your clothes dry, as well as other materials you have with you, you should get a good backpack; the one that is big enough to fit everything, but not too big so you can’t carry it. Also, it’s extremely important to get a waterproof backpack, so your stuff doesn’t get wet.
Clothes – Buy the best clothes you can. And make sure you buy the perfect clothes for the climate of the place you’re going to. A good wind jacket or rain jacket can save you during the heavy rains and winds.
Coffee – Coffee is extremely important to carry with you to a camping or a hiking trip. Just make sure you bring an insulated cup and a MSR mugmate! If you have good insulated cups, your coffee will always be warm, which is important if you’re out during the winter days. Coffee can keep you warm, and provide you with a taste of home in the outdoors.
Cooking and drinking units – You can bring various camp stoves with you, so you can cook your own food during the camping. But, if you want a true experience, you can just bring a lighter, collect wood and build your own campfire on which you’ll roast your food. Just remember to keep it safe and not to start a wildfire. Also, you could take water-skis with you. This way, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bottle that contains water.
Skin protection – It is important for you to protect your skin during these trips. That’s why you should take some insect repellents, sunscreens and other agents that may help you.
First aid kit – Make sure you take a first aid kit with you. You never know what can happen in the great outdoors, and also you can never be too safe. You should bring some bandages with you, as well as dressings, disinfectants, and even some painkillers. Also, you should take at least a crash course on CPR before venturing of into the wild. You can never be too sure, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.