How to Prepare Yourself for a Great Camping Experinece


Nothing can compare to the outdoor charm of fresh air on your face and serene views surrounding you. If you are going on your first camping trip, you might be worried about all the items you have missed or forgotten. This article will help you know about the various items one needs to pack, and things one should know before planning a camping trip

My family in Citarik camping ground.

Camping may be an ideal thing to do with you family and friends, to have a good time, but it can soon turn into a problematic situation if not planned properly. It works best if you can just print out a list of all the items you need for your trip, and double check them before you finish packing. One list may not suit all campers as there are too many factors involved such as – Your destination? Who are coming along? What will the climate be like? And so on.

Capolaga Camping Ground Panaruban Subang.

Here is a general guide to keep in mind the next time you plan a camping
excursion with your friends or family. Here is your ready made list –

  1. Cash and credit cards
  2. Compas and GPS with battery
  3. Binocular, if you like bird or animal watching.
  4. Extra clothing and appropiate clothing .
  5. Bug repellant
  6. Tools
  7. Flashlight and extra batteries , head flash light is better.
  8. Rain gear
  9. Match sticks (waterproof)
  10. First aid kit
  11. Duct tape
  12. Plastic bag for your trash bin.
  13. Camping gear including mattres and sleeping bag.
  14. Fuel (extra, if necessary)
  15. Comfortable and sturdy shoes
  16. Hat
  17. Sun goggles
  18. String and rope
  19. Portable butane stove
  20. Coffee, energen, tea
  21. Instant noodle and bandrek.

    Toiletries
    1.Tooth brush and paste
    2.Soap, detergent powder and small lightweight towels to dry stuff ( In some area, it is prohibitied to use soap, tooth paste and detergent that might harm to environment ).
    3.Deodorant
    4.Toilet paper
    5.Mirror
    6.Comb
    7.Shampoo
    8.Sun screen
    9.Medications
    10.Towels

Try to keep your camping gear as small and light as possible. If you are trekking or hiking, you need to carry light weight. Pack power snacks that are easy to carry as well as give you an instant boost of energy. Your camping gear must include appropriate bedding as well as adequate groceries.

The reason why camping requires so much of beforehand planning is because you can’t really carry everything but at the same time you need to be prepared for any emergency situation. As far as possible, try to pack those items that have multiple uses.

When it comes to buying the tent, always buy the best quality you can afford. It maybe confusing to decide which tent you need to buy, with the wide variety of fabrics, manufacturers, designs and sizes, but make sure you get a good quality tent. Your tent needs to be waterproof, at the same time it needs to have adequate ventilation, and be built with a strong material. Rainy days and hot weather are part of the camping experience, hence you will need the best equipment.

You also need a good night’s sleep to keep you in good form for the next day. As long as the price is reasonable and the quality is good, you can buy camping equipment from anywhere. When it comes to meals along with the utensils, silver wear, food and drinks you need to make sure you clean up then and there; this will save you a lot of hassle later on.

Preplan all your meals and keep them simple – simply assemble and heat up the food at the campsite. Hand sanitizers are essential, in order to save water and not make a mess. There are many campsites that have adequate facilities such as outdoor barbeques, restrooms, electricity etc.

The camper is preparing a morning coffee and instant energen drink using a portable butane stove.

These may seem ideal for those traveling with a family or with inexperienced campers. On the other hand, if you are an experienced camper you may take on challenging adventures where you can make optimum use of your survival skills and techniques. Be it for a change from normal life, time to get upfront and close to nature or just a time to enjoy with your friends and family, camping can become your favorite experience.
How about your camping preparation? Please share with us.

About Arif Wibowo

Passion on Photography Live in Jakarta, Indonesia. Working in oil and gas company. Like traveling, bicycle, and photography. Born in Sukabumi, West Java. Graduate from Physics ITB 1985.
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