Camping is a great way to enjoy a holiday with a difference. Unlike traveling to a hotel where everything is entirely new, a camp is like a home because everything is carried in a recreational vehicle. However, you must be prepared with all items from cooking requirements to power supply among others. For your camping getaway, it is important to ensure you have the following 10 essentials.
- Personal shopping
While most top hotels provide everything from bathing towels to toilet supplies, it is completely different in a campground. You must be prepared with personal shopping and everything that will be required. Take time to plan for the meals you will require, gas cookers, clothing and food supplies.
- First aid kits
Once in the campground, it is up to you to maintain all safety requirements. In the case of injuries when exploring the neighborhood or hiking in the mountains, a first aid kit will come in handy. Make sure the kit has ample antiseptic, painkillers, and other medication to handle common injuries or infections.
- Power backup
Though some campgrounds have a power supply, many are those that require campers to make their arrangements. The best option is a gasoline generator that can be taken anywhere in the wild. This means that your television, tablet, and refrigerator will be powered.
- Different sizes of ropes
A rope is perhaps the most important essential in a campground. You should have all types of ropes for securing the tent and even hanging clothing. The roles will also come in handy if you get stuck in the mud and require some help towing the RV to safe ground.
While many people live in well-lit cities and power rarely goes out, life can change dramatically in the wild. Whether you want to share some stories with friends on the fireplace or take a stroll in the woods in the middle of the night, a torch will come in handy. Make sure to charge it fully during the day for use at night.
- Map and compass
Many are the times that people prefer to go camping deep into the jungle. Such places allow a traveler to get a better connection to nature by interacting with wildlife. Notably, some of the interior areas are poorly served by phone networks and, therefore, your Google Maps might not work well. You should consider having a copy of the map and compass to navigate through to the campground.
- Car toolkit
When you set off to the campground, it is important to take all precautionary measures for your car. In addition to taking it for comprehensive repair, you should also carry a car tool kit with important components such as spanners, spark plugs, spare bulbs, and extension wires among others.
- All weather clothing
If you will be taking a couple of days in the campground, it is important to have all weather clothing. While following the weather forecast is crucial, many are the times that unexpected showers fall and get campers off guard. Even if it is a lovely sunny afternoon in the camping ground, pack enough sweaters, raincoats, and other clothes to keep you warm in case of showers.
- A traveling camera
Once in the campground, it is time to start exploring the neighborhood for scenic sites. You need to capture these details with your camera. While your phone can work well as a camping camera, it is advisable to take a stronger camera with a better zoom. This will allow you to capture images of birds at great heights and other details clearly for your home album.
- Vehicle license
Your recreational vehicle is central to the success of the camping excursion. Because you cannot know when an accident will occur, it is advisable to take appropriate insurance cover before setting off. In addition to insurance cover, ensure to have contacts of a nearby vehicle recovery company in case of breakdown when traveling to or from the campground.