Camping is an excellent way to enjoy nature. It can be a fun family activity, or it can be a peaceful experience when you go by yourself. Many people have made a tradition out of camping, they have their perfect spot in the secluded forest where they can observe and be a part of the natural beauty it has to offer. southend weather If you are new to camping there are a few necessities you need to learn about before packing up your vehicle and heading out into the wild.
First thing you need is a tent. You aren’t going to venture out into the forest and expect to find a hotel, so you need to provide your own shelter. Tents provide protection from the elements (like rain, snow, and cold weather) and insects as well as other forest critters that might wander into camp during the night. Ideally you will want a tent with a quick and easy set up, but also large enough to accommodate anyone on the camping trip.
Make sure you pack enough food. Especially if you are new to camping, do not set up a campsite and expect to live off the land while you are there. Easy to pack and carry items are dried meat, nuts, beans, dried fruits. If you have the utensils available and are able to simple to cook items like hotdogs (and maybe a few marshmallows) are a great idea. In addition to food, be sure you have plenty of water for everyone on the trip. While out in nature you’ll probably do some hiking and exploring, and water bottles will be a requirement.
Flashlights will be a big necessity when out in the wild as well. It is important to pack enough flashlights for everyone on the camping trip, and pack enough batteries just in case. When night falls there won’t be any street lights to help you find your campgrounds, or your way back to the tent.
Finally one of the most important things you can take is a first aid kit. There are endless possibilities for you to possible need antiseptic, Advil, Band-Aids, rubbing alcohol, or extra bandages on hand, and in cases where a first aid is needed it is always better to be over prepared.