Checklist for Tent Camping Equipment

Nonetheless you still need to be ready with all the necessary camping equipment before you set off for the campsite. Let’s look at the most fundamental equipment that you should never forget to bring with you.

One thing that you should never forget to bring with you is a tent. It’s your only source of protection from the weather and most of the cold. Don’t go cheap on a tent. You need it to be of good quality and big enough to be able to accommodate everyone who’s tagging along. Make sure there’s legroom for everyone and everything else as well. Give room for allowance, especially since not everyone has a short stature. Army surplus shops sell durable but affordable tents – these are the tents that are used for military training. You might want to consider getting your tent from there.

It’s less likely that there will be any mattresses in the campsite, so you need to secure a sleeping bag for each person. Just like a tent, it has to have enough room for the person using it. It must, above all things, be comfortable, because it’s the only source of warmth you will have for the night, save the fire. Make sure it’s also durable and has enough padding to keep you from feeling the rocks and twigs on the ground.

It’s not camping equipment per se, but food and water are quite obvious. It’s a campout, not a hunting activity, so you won’t have time to get food from the wild. As usual, there must be more than enough to go around for everyone. Plus, make sure that the food you take is easy to cook and is something that everyone will like. Bring more water if the camping activity will involve lots of strenuous stuff – you need to keep everyone hydrated for the activity. You might want to bring an ice chest along to keep some of the food preserved and drinks cold.

You’re going to need a good source of light during the night as well. That’s aside from the campfire, because you won’t always be able to build one nor keep one burning all throughout the night. Flashlights and lanterns are also safer to use inside a tent compared to a burning torch. You don’t want your camping equipment to accidentally catch fire.

And the final thing to add in your camping equipment list is your personal necessities. Extra clothes and hygiene kits are a must, especially if you plan to camp out for a couple of days. You might want to bring a camera along to take photos or videos. Plus, don’t forget to bring your own first aid kit in your backpack. That goes for everyone who’s going as well. After that, you’re ready for the camping activity.