Going on a camping trip is one way to bond with the entire family. It’s also a great way to teach the children about the great outdoors and let them be one with nature instead of spending their time in front of the television. Whether it is your first time to go camping, or you are a seasoned pro, there are some survival supplies that you need in order to make that camping trip with your family safe, fun, and memorable.
Here are five must have items that you must take with you when you go on a family camping trip:
Necessities – First on your list should be your necessities. Pack enough food and water to last you for the duration of your camping trip. Make sure that there’s enough food for everyone, especially the kids. Bring snacks such as nuts or berries, or you can also bring prepared meals that you can heat up on the fire. Bring lots of water, as you are not sure if you have a clean source of water in the camping grounds. It’s also important to keep the body hydrated for long hikes.
Sleeping Bag And Tent – If you are going on an overnight camping trip with the family, sleeping bags and tents are must haves. You need shelter for the night and a place to rest during the daytime. If the weather is cold, bring a couple of blankets as well. Expect the temperature to be about 20 degrees colder during the nighttime. Go for waterproof tents to prepare yourselves for the rain.
Sunblock And Insect Spray – Other must haves are sunblock and insect spray. Lather on sunblock on the areas that are exposed to the sun. Make sure that you bring insect repellent that is deet-free, and apply it on expose areas as well including the arms, neck, and ankles to avoid those nasty and itchy bug bites.
Waterproof Matches – Waterproof matches can do wonders when going on a camping trip. If you cannot get hold of waterproof matches, all you need to do is dip the tip of the match in melted wax. That should make your matches waterproof. You will need this when making a campfire for your family where you can enjoy making smores. A campfire also provides heat at night.
First Aid Kit – Last, but not the least, make sure that you pack a complete first aid kit in case of accidents. Include the basic medicines such as aspirin, antihistamine, a few bandages and gauzes, alcohol, antiseptic, and aloe ointment for sunburns. If anyone in the family has a medical condition, make sure to bring their medication when you go camping as well.
These are the five basic things that you must bring with you when you go on a camping trip with the entire family. Other items that you might want to consider bringing include a flashlight, a propane lamp, compass, and your camping gear. If you prepare all the things that you need, you and your family are sure to have a good time boding with Mother Nature.