The Top Camping Essentials You Cannot Miss Out On

Zaina Parekh 9/08/2016

With spring around the corner and summer soon approaching, all those furry coats are going to go under the bed or in the storage in hiding, while the shorts and outdoor gear are going to come back out.

One of the most common summer pastimes is camping - which is very popular even with children. Given the number of camping sites accessible here in Australia and the undeniable impromptu weekend plans, having a stocked up camping bag ready is a must!

Here are a few things you don’t want to forget to carry!

Well Obviously, Tents!

Tents aren’t necessarily things you can pack with the rest of your camping gear, but definitely one of the most important to keep ready. These days, there are so many different types of camping tents available for sale, that it can become difficult to pick the right one. Make sure you get all the information you need about each tent before you make your final decision. You can also consider canvas swags if you don’t want to have to carry the tent and the sleeping bag separately. Canvas swags meet all the features of a tent, and come with a built-in sleeping bag with a pillow, blanket, insect net and the such. It’s your all-in-one camping “home”.

You’ll Need To Stay Cool In The Heat

Given how sunny and hot it can get (which is a part of the camping experience) - you don't have to suffer through it entirely. Carrying an Ice Cooler Box will ensure a constant supply of cool drinks (be it a chilled beer for you, or a juice pack for the little ones). A cold drink every now and then or even just one at the end of the day will keep everyone refreshed and ready for more.

Must Haves…

A quick checklist of must-have camping equipment and gear (that we sometimes forget) includes:
Insect Repellent
Flashlight / Camping Light
Generator (if you really want one, depending on the length of your trip)
Cooking and Dining equipment (spoons, forks, plates, bowls, lots of tissue)
Fire Source
Camping Accessories (Army Knife, Binoculars, Travel Guide, Map, Compass)
First Aid Kit
Food (for the little ones especially)
Fresh Socks

Saddle up and keep these things ready for that spontaneous knock on your door by your friends and family dragging you to a camping trip!

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