How to Pack for a Camping Trip

How to Pack for a Camping Trip. Camping can be a nightmare if you’re unprepared. Pack the essentials so you’ll be ready for
anything when you’re in the wild. You will need Tent Sleeping bag Animal-proof
containers First-aid kit Emergency kit Appropriate clothing Drinking water Maps and water purification
tablets (optional). Step 1. Find out about the environment you’ll be camping
in. You should know whether you’ll be camping
in a sandy area, in rocky terrain, or in an area with heavy vegetation. Pack a water-resistant, easy-to-assemble tent
suitable for your location. Step 2. Pack a sleeping bag that is appropriate for
the weather conditions. If you’ll be camping at a high elevation,
temperatures will drop quickly at night. Pack a sleeping bag that can keep you warm
at temperatures as low as -15 degrees Fahrenheit. Step 3. Find out about possible hazards. Know before you pack if you’ll need animal-proof
containers for food or other equipment to prepare you for environmental or wildlife
hazards. Step 4. Make sure your first-aid kit contains any
medication you might need, as well as sunscreen, gauze, antiseptic wipes, calamine lotion,
bandages, disposable gloves, a snake bite kit, alcohol pads, medical tape, insect repellent,
and electrolyte tablets. Step 5. Pack a kit with emergency supplies, including
a flashlight, extra batteries, bottled water, waterproof matches, high-carbohydrate snacks,
a whistle, a thermal reflective blanket, a pocketknife, and a compass. Make sure you know how to use your compass. Step 6. Bring practical clothes that dry quickly,
clothes that layer easily, extra socks and shoes, hiking boots, rain gear, a well-fitting,
wide-brimmed hat, and a rain hat. Step 7. Pack plenty of drinking water. A natural water source may look inviting,
but it could be contaminated with parasites that can make you sick. You can get water purification tablets at
camping supply stores. Step 8. Pack maps of the area or get some from the
park ranger’s office in case you get lost on a hike. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy the great outdoors. Did you know Black bears can run up to 35
miles per hour.