Must-Have Camping Essentials When You Plan A Comfy Night Under The Stars

Must-Have Camping Essentials When You Plan A Comfy Night Under The Stars


It’s time for camping now! It’s time to sleep under the stars and relax your mind. If we haven’t convinced you enough, let’s state the facts. There are many entrepreneurial skills that you can learn from camping. Shocked? Don’t be, we are just stating the facts. 

Starting a fire near your camp is as same as starting a business. Imagine the struggles involved in starting the fire and the way you build the fire affects how long the fire will last. Now, relate it to your business. In camping, you gather resources like wood, water, and food for basic survival. Similarly in a business, you gather resources like funding, acquiring talent and much more.

So, take out time and plan your first-ever camping trip. Now, because it would be your first camping experience, you need a camping checklist when you pack for bags. 

1. Tent and comfort checklist

First and foremost comes the setting up of the campsite and for that, you’ll need shelter, a sleeping pad, and a sleeping bag. Besides that, you will also need other materials to add an extra touch of comfort.

  • Tent and required components
  • Pillows
  • Torches/lanterns
  • Blankets (Try to carry some extra also)
  • Sleeping pad or mat for each camper if tent camping
  • Camping Chairs
  • Camping Table 
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mallet


2. Clothing Checklist 

Your choice of camping clothes is quite important as it can make or break your entire camping experience. You always need to check the weather forecast and pack clothes that keep you warm at night and cool during the day. 

  • Trousers
  • Pyjamas and plenty of extra warm layers
  • Socks
  • Undergarments 
  • Waterproof jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Scarfs
  • Walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Laundry Bag 
  • Rain jacket 


3. Toiletries and first aid

You will find bugs at any camping site. So pack your toiletries, and health and safety materials very wisely. If you’re only camping for a day or two, you can skip taking a shower but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay clean. A body wipe and a deodorant can do wonders. 

  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Toilet paper
  • Body or face wipes
  • Quick dry towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Anti-bacterial handwash or hand sanitiser
  • Any regular medication
  • Bug spray
  • First aid kit (It should have adhesive bandages, gauze, tweezers, and pain relievers in a weatherproof bag)


4. Cooking Essentials

Cooking while camping is an experience which can’t be described in words. Other than a good knife, stove and fuel, you would need: 

  • Water container
  • Fuel – gas/charcoal depending on your cooking method
  • Matches or lighter
  • Coolbox & ice packs
  • Kettle
  • Frying Pan
  • Saucepan
  • Serving dishes
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cups/glasses
  • Tea towel
  • Sponge
  • You can also carry disposables to avoid cleaning the dishes


5. Other Essentials 

Apart from the essentials mentioned above, you will also need:

  • Towel
  • Brush/comb
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream
  • Contact lenses/glasses
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Rope
  • Extra Batteries
  • Bin Bags 

Added Tips: You can also carry board games, a deck of cards, football, and books to witness a great camping experience. Before you leave for camping, you can carry sandwiches, hot dogs, fried rice, some fruits, dry fruits, packets of chips, soft drinks, etc which would help you enjoy your journey. Never forget that the ‘journey is always more beautiful than the destination can ever be.’

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