Camping - all you need
What to take camping: we have the perfect checklist for you.
From the now inevitable COVID-19 kit to insect repellent, take note of everything you need for camping. Pack your bags with the help of this checklist.
If this year you've surrendered to the advantages of camping, then know everything you need to take camping, so that you're fully prepared for any unforeseen problems that may arise. The following checklist is quite complete, with basic items, but also some more secondary items or accessories, depending on the type of camping you are going to do.
Before deciding what to take camping, you should think about whether or not you are going to cook your daily meals, as this interferes greatly in what you may or may not have to take with you.
What to bring to the campsite: a checklist for all campers
Regardless of the type of camping you are going to do or the length of your holiday, there are basic items that cannot be missing from your rucksack:
- Tent and necessary accessories
- Inflatable mattress or sleeping bag
- Pump, to inflate the mattress
- Mobile phone and charger
- Electrical extension cord
- Torch and batteries
- Sheets or blankets
- Mosquito repellent
- Fan (small)
If you're going to cook your own meals, you'll need a few extra items on your list. After all, you can't spend your holiday eating only tinned food. So here are the essentials:
- Can opener
- Cooker Holder
- Coffee maker
- Plastic cups and plates and paper napkins
- Stove or a two-burner cooker
- Matches or lighter
- Mini frying pan and mini saucepan
- Mini gas bottle
- Table, collapsible, with stools
- Aluminium foil
Hygiene and cleaning items
When camping, hygiene and cleaning routines require different logistics. There are items that you should not do without:
- Disposable sanitary protector
- Plastic bowl for carrying and washing up
- Detergent and sponge
- Mini mirror
- Various cleaning cloths
- Toilet paper
- Soap and soap dish
- Trash bags
- Bath and face towels
For any holiday, and on any list of what to take camping, it is essential to take some leisure items with you. This is the only way to enjoy the sun and moments of relaxation and fun:
- Beach chairs
- Sun umbrellas
- Sun Glasses
- Sun protector and lipstick protector
- Ball, rackets, ...
Camping can invite improvisation in the solution of small unforeseen events. Therefore, there are indispensable tools to face these unexpected problems:
- Multi-Purpose Knife
- Tools (pliers and/or screwdriver)
- Adhesive tape
- Thread and needle
First aid kit
Nobody wants to get sick or hurt themselves on holiday but sometimes it happens. With this first aid kit, you are prepared for any situation:
- First Aid Manual
- Personal medication
- Latex gloves
- Bandages and adhesive tape
- antiseptic wipes
- sterile gauze
- Alcohol and hydrogen peroxide
- Ointment for burns
- Medicine for bee stings
- Eye drops
- Cream for tired feet and legs
- Ice/heat packs (for muscle strains)
- Tweezers, nail clippers and scissors
Due to the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus, there are other items you should take with you for a safe and secure holiday:
- Enough masks for every day of the holiday
- Alcohol gel to disinfect hands
- Laundry detergent or bleach for washing masks if they are reusable
- Plastic bags for disposing of used masks or storing reusable ones
The list of what to bring for camping is long but, once again, we remind you that if you are going camping, it doesn't mean you have to take everything. This depends on the length of your stay and the time you intend to dedicate to the camping activity.
In any case, whether you are a 100% or a 50% camper, the important thing is that you have a great time and follow this checklist on what to bring for camping, in order to guide you in the always important process of packing.
Some precautions to take into account
General precautions to take when camping
- Check that the surrounding terrain is free of sharp objects, branches, stones, etc.
- Observe the orientation of the tents which are already set up and follow that same direction, as it will be the most favourable, taking into account the wind direction.
- In cold places, orient the tent so that it receives sunlight during the afternoon.
- If you are looking for quiet and little noise, do not camp near the toilets, or the bar.
- Do not choose low areas as, if it rains, they will be the first to flood.
- Do not camp near streams or rivers, even if the flow is low.
- If it is hot, try to camp in the shade of a medium-sized tree with a rounded crown.
Precautions to take when setting up and taking down the tent
- To install the tent, choose a dry and compact ground, without tall grass or bushes and avoid sand or stones.
- Clean the site where you will pitch the tent.
- When setting up, don't forget that the spikes should keep as exact a symmetry as possible. This will ensure the tent's balance and stability.
- Try to place the tent in an area where there is something that can act as a windbreak, in order to better protect the tent.
- Adjust the tent daily to prevent it from being inflated.
- When you take the tent down, check if it is damp or dirty. Shake it and wipe it with a cloth, as it should only be stored dry and without dirt, so as not to be damaged.
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