There are lots of things to pack for your camping trip such as sleeping bags, bug spray, favorite foods, and your bathing suits but there are a few items you may not have thought of that should be on your must-have list.
Folding military type shovel. These are easily folded up and stored when not in use. They come in very handy when you are attempting to put your campfire out or want to move hot wood or coals. They are compact and inexpensive, one of those tools that really come in handy from time to time and if they have a built in hatchet it’s all the better.
Fire resistant gloves. You’re going to be around a lot of hot stuff at the campsite. Either the grill, a stove, or a campfire. Having a pair of these on hand will certainly save your fingers from getting burned. Keep and extra pair on hand in case one gets lost – as one glove typically does.
A headlamp. This hands-free lighting option comes in handy over and over while you are camping. Whether you are walking to the restroom at night or just wanting to read in the tent, a headlamp makes everything easier. You’ll have both hands free to hold the hands of your little ones or to work on whatever it is you are trying to do.
Extra batteries. Bring a variety of them. These days it seems most everything needs batteries and you don’t want to get caught short. Just grab a multi pack and be on your way. You’ll be glad you did.
A First Aid Kit. You can buy one pre-assembled or make your own but do bring one. At some point in your camping experience someone will need a bandage, an ice pack, an antihistamine, or a sliver removed so you may as well be prepared. Also, make sure to pack prescriptions for your family and your pets.
That should do it as far as the basics go. We hope your next camping trip is the best one ever.