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Five Best Things To Include In Your Camping Gear Checklist

Updated on October 26, 2010

Camping is one of the most enjoyable ways to enjoy a vacation whether you plan to spend it with your family, with your friends or just alone to peacefully observe the wonders of nature. You can do all sorts of stuff like cooking your own food outdoors, enjoying the fresh air, listening to the sounds of nocturnal creatures, stargazing on clear nights, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, mountain climbing and many more. But before you set off to do all these, be sure you plan your camping trip well and make a checklist of everything you’re supposed to bring.

Among each human being’s basic needs are food, water, clothing, light, and shelter. Aside from these, we also have to consider our basic human method of relief that separates us from other animals even when we are with nature thus we also need a portable toilet for our camping needs. These are the things you must prepare before going outdoors. For food, you can bring some canned goods, freeze-dried food packs or a camping stove for cooking fresh ingredients. For water, you can bring a camping jug or a camping cooler. For light, you can bring camping lanterns, camping flashlights, camping light strings and camping headlights. For shelter, of course, you can bring a camping tent and some camping tarps and for your potty needs, you can bring along a camping portable toilet or urinal that will make it easier for you in the outdoors.

By preparing the gears above prior to your trip, you can make best out of your experience because of the convenience so here are some things you should definitely include in your camping gear checklist.

Eureka Solo Backcountry 1 Tent
Eureka Solo Backcountry 1 Tent

Eureka Solo Backcountry 1 Tent

This tent measures 8 feet long, 3 feet wide and 38 inches high. It’s good enough to provide a good shelter for one person and allow you to sit up and breathe freely. It’s made of very durable materials such as 70 Denier nylon taffeta and StormShield polyester that’s sure to withstand any condition. It’s self-supporting and includes a couple of poles that make it easy to set up. It’s got a very accessible side opening door and a window facing away from the wind that keeps you safe and dry even in stormy weather. For excellent ventilation, this tent offers a couple of large no-see-um mesh panels on opposite ends that allow you to see through them while you’re protected from dirt and bugs. This tent also comes with two storage pockets for stashing your gear and flashlight loops so you can reach for your light sources easily. It’s guaranteed to give you everything you need from a single-person tent.

Teton Sports Celsius XL 0-Degree Sleeping Bag
Teton Sports Celsius XL 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

Teton Sports Celsius XL 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

When it comes to sleepy time during night outs in the natural world, pick only something that will give you maximum protection and comfort. This sleeping bag is a bit bigger than ordinary sleeping bags because it’s intended to give more room for restless twists and turns. It’s made with four channels of SuperLoft Elite hollow fiber insulation to provide you with the warmth you need as well as the deepest, most comfortable sleep. It’s also features a mummy hood as well as interior pockets for storing in your personal items. This sleeping bag is also great because it’s got two durable zippers: one on the left and another on the right. Now you may ask what’s so great about it; here’s what. If you get a couple of Teton sleeping bags, you can combine them into a single, large sleeping bag simply by zipping them together. Don’t forget to bring your Teton sleeping bag with you on your trip.

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven
Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven

Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6-Quart Dutch Oven

Cooking with a Dutch oven is one of the easiest ways to prepare a delicious meal outdoors. All you need is a Dutch oven, your camping Dutch oven recipes and some hot coals. Sometimes, these convenient cooking wares give great advantages because of they weigh less than a camping stove and they’re very easy to use. You can adjust the temperature by adding or taking off a certain number of coals from beneath or above the oven. Here’s a Dutch oven you bring with you on your trip. This one measures 10 3/4 inches in diameter, 4.5 inches in depth and can contain 6 quarts. It’s made of cast iron coated with a very tough porcelain-enamel finish that can withstand extreme temperatures. In fact, you can use it over a heat of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s got loop handles too for easier handling.

Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter
Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter

Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter

If you’ll be bringing along a Dutch oven, it is given that you will need to start a fire. Sometimes, making a campfire can be annoying and can take some time, especially if you’re not very experienced. For quick fire startups, here is something that is very handy – the Ultimate Survival Technologies StrikeForce Fire Starter. This lighting device burns hotter that your average match and will easily get a fire going in no time. It’s got an alloy flint bar and a thick striker that you can use to start over a thousand campfires. In case of emergencies or conditions where you can’t find any dry firewood, you can use the WetFire tinder that comes along with it. WetFire is a highly flammable substance that can even burn on water surface. This fire starter is lightweight and easy to store which makes it perfect for any backpacker.

TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (18 pack)
TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (18 pack)

TravelJohn-Disposable Urinal (18 pack)

When you get the urge to take a leak, you don’t have to hold it anymore when you’ve got these very useful TravelJohn disposable urinals. Each bag is made of safe, non-toxic material and contains another bag inside that contains gel that absorbs liquid to prevent it leaking. This is one great alternative if you’re feeling reluctant about bringing reusable urinals that may harbor harmful bacteria and may spill contents while you’re on the road or on a trail. Each pack contains 18 bags, but that doesn’t mean it’s only good for 18 uses. You can use each bag until it’s full so you can save it for more emergencies. Each pack comes with a free Liqsorb polymer pouch for sanitary storage.


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