- 1 What supplies do you need for a camping trip?
- 2 How do I prepare for my first camping trip?
- 3 What should you not bring camping?
- 4 Should I put a tarp under my tent?
- 5 What are fun things to bring camping?
- 6 Is camping really fun?
- 7 What do you do while camping?
- 8 What do you sleep on when camping?
- 9 What should you not keep in a tent?
- 10 What to wear to sleep while camping?
- 11 What food do you bring camping?
- 12 How thick should a tarp be under a tent?
- 13 How do I keep my tent waterproof?
- 14 Do you need to put a ground sheet under a tent?
What supplies do you need for a camping trip?
These are important items for your camping checklist:
- Tent (and footprint, stakes)
- Sleeping bags.
- Sleeping pads.
- Camping pillow.
- Headlamps or flashlights (and extra batteries)
- Camp chairs.
- Camp table (if no picnic table)
- Lantern (and mantles and fuel/batteries if needed )
How do I prepare for my first camping trip?
When going car camping for the first time, start with an overnight campout and keep it simple:
- To save money, borrow or rent big-ticket gear.
- To maximize your comfort, always bring appropriate clothes for cold and rain.
- To satisfy your fresh-air-fueled hunger, bring plenty of food.
What should you not bring camping?
Here’s a list of what not to bring camping on your next adventure trip.
- Colognes, perfumes, and scented lotions.
- Glassware and individual beer bottles.
- Family-size containers of food.
- High fashion jewelry or clothes.
Should I put a tarp under my tent?
So do you need a tarp over or under your tent? You do not have to have a tarp under your tent but it is highly recommended. Having a tarp under your tent can prevent holes and tear from appearing on the bottom of the tent as well as prevent moisture from the ground from soaking into your tent.
What are fun things to bring camping?
27 Fun Things To Bring Camping
- The Cooler Chair. The chair is known as the TravelChair Anywhere.
- Teepee Tent.
- Pocket Blanket, Picnic, Beach Blanket by Matador.
- LED Lantern Flashlights for Camping.
- Smartphone-Charging Speaker.
- Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife – Companion.
Is camping really fun?
Camping is all about teamwork. Putting up tents, cooking meals, playing ball games – they are all much more fun as a team. Camping is an activity that brings the generations together and encourages problem-solving skills. Once you are at camp, it’s just you, your boot full of gear and your initiative.
What do you do while camping?
Fun Things to Do While You’re Camping
- Skip stones.
- Build a sand castle.
- Float or lounge.
- Boat, canoe, or kayak.
- Go water skiing.
- Go tubing.
What do you sleep on when camping?
Seven Things You Need to Sleep Better at Camp
- Sleeping Pad. I recommend a Thermarest Z Lite Mattress to most people starting out, but there are more comfortable pads out there.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Base Layers and Thick Socks.
- A Good Podcast.
- Ear Plugs.
- Bonus: a Tent with Enough Space for Everyone.
What should you not keep in a tent?
Keep all your supplies, including toothpaste and deodorant, away from your tent because anything with a smell can attract bears [source: NPS]. Don’t sleep in clothes you have eaten in or cooked with. Hang these clothes in plastic bags away from your tent together with the other supplies [source: Sanders].
What to wear to sleep while camping?
Wear dry clothing. A good sleepwear choice while camping is clean long underwear, top and bottoms, plus clean socks. Avoid overdressing before you hop into your bag. Wearing bulky clothing inside a bag can actually reduce the bag’s ability to efficiently trap body heat.
What food do you bring camping?
Here are the 10 best foods to bring camping.
- Dehydrated Foods. A personal favorite of mine is the Mountain House brand.
- Trail Mix, Nuts, and Bars. PIN IT.
- Instant Mac & Cheese and Cup Noodles. PIN IT.
- Chili. PIN IT.
- Beef Jerky and Dried Fruits.
- Instant Coffee Packets & Tea Bags.
- Sandwich-Making Materials.
- S’mores Ingredients.
How thick should a tarp be under a tent?
Your tarp should be 2-3 inches smaller than the outside dimensions of your tent. This will help prevent pooling. Clean up the area where you will be setting up the tent. You want to remove all the branches and sharp rocks.
How do I keep my tent waterproof?
There are three ways to waterproof your tent:
- Seal the seams: Applying seam sealer can help keep moisture from seeping through.
- Refresh the urethane coating: The urethane coatings on the inside of your rainfly and the floor of your tent are the primary barriers against moisture.
Do you need to put a ground sheet under a tent?
Do you need a ground sheet for camping? While a ground sheet is not required, a ground sheet under your tent, whether it is built-in or external, will provide extra comfort, protection, and warmth from the elements while extending the life of your tent.