Five Camping Essentials For Safety, Survival And Comfort

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Five Camping Essentials For Safety, Survival And Comfort

If you’ve never gone camping before, deciding what to pack can be daunting. This doesn’t have to be the case, as we equip you with all the necessary tricks to packing like a pro.

Avoid being labelled as the ‘city slicker’ because you have brought your extravagant luggage and half your wardrobe on a simple camping trip. The general rule when packing for an adventure weekend: if you cannot lift your own luggage, you’ve got too much stuff! Less really is more, but remember that you may need more equipment in winter than you would in the warm summer months.

  1. First-aid supplies
  • Antiseptic wipes
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Safety pins
  • Pain-relief medication
  • Splint
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Gauze pads
  • Medical adhesive tape
  • Antihistamine to treat allergic reactions
  • First-aid manual or information cards
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent 
  1. Nutrition and hydration
  • Aluminium foil
  • Cooking and eating utensils
  • Paper towel
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Water bottles
  • Food
  1. Illumination
  • Batteries
  • Torches
  • Sleeping bag and tent in a waterproof sack
  • Matches or lighter
  • Rope
  • Charged cellphone (in case of an emergency)
  • Camera
  • Packable lantern
  1. Repair kit and tools
  • Axe
  • Duct tape
  • Extra tent stakes
  • Knife
  • Multi-tool
  1. Clothing (easy to wash and dry, no ironing needed)
  • Rainwear
  • Warm hat
  • Hiking socks and boots
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Fleece jacket, gloves, vest
  • Wide-brimmed rain or sun hat
  • Sunglasses or contact lenses (plus an extra pair)

Now that you’re ready to head out and enjoy nature, just remember the most important rule is to have fun!

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