Simplified Camping Tips
Sometimes we all need a refresher on what’s vital to bring on your next camping trip, and what may be a luxury you can afford to leave at home. Here’s how to take it back to the basics, rather than worrying if your microfiber jacket will get dirty, or your cold-pressed juice won’t stay cold enough.
Staying out of the elements keeps you healthy and happy, particularly if you are camping somewhere with a robust mosquito population.
Just the bag. You don’t need the pad underneath. I know, a lot of you will disagree, but your grandparents camped just fine back in the day without a $70 sleeping pad, and we think you can do it too.
A cooler, which can also be used for keeping food fresh and beer cold. With a lifetime guarantee and the cooling powers of the gods contained within it, your vittles will stay fresh throughout your trip.
SOMETHING TO COOK YOUR FOOD WITH
If you deem it necessary, bring a stove. That stove should also come with fuel, and plates, utensils, napkins, trash bags, matches/lighter, and probably a towel for good measure. However, in the spirit of keeping it light, we think a fire is just fine.
The basic tool kit includes: flashlight, knife, first aid kit, headlamp, water filter, extra batteries and perhaps a small hatchet.
When we said basic, we meant it. Plenty of you will probably have suggestions on supplies we forgot, which is fine, but this is what we decided was the bare minimum to bring. With such scant supplies, you’re bound to get creative with what you have. Which is what camping is really about, when you get down to it.