Camping TipsBefore heading out for a camping trip, be sure to prepare all the things that you will possibly need when outdoors. Here are some tips that will be helpful especially to beginner campers.


Practice pitching your tent before heading to the chosen campsite. When in the campsite, look for a soft, flat place to setup. Pitch camp before it gets dark. Learn how to use a GPS or map and compass and practice basic outdoor skills such using and sharpening a utility knife, tying various knots, and building a fire.


Here are some things to bring on a camping trip:


  • Tarp, and Sleeping Bag
  • A pot, pan, dishes, utensils, and fire-starting materials (preferably waterproof matches or a butane lighter)
  • A utility knife and length of rope
  • Plenty of water (get gallon sizes for cooking and cleaning)
  • Energy rich, easily prepared foods and snacks (think items like pasta, beans, ground beef, peanut butter, chicken, trail mix, and oatmeal)
  • Plenty of clothing (a good rule of thumb in temperate areas is enough for two to three layers daily)
  • A tight-closing cooler to store your food items in
  • Hand sanitizer and soap
  • Optionally, outdoor gear like fishing poles and hiking equipment


After camping, make sure to clean up and leave no trace of your stay.