Fall; My Favorite Time For Camping!

Fall; My Favorite Time For Camping!

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I love the fall time of the year. I love the how the trees change their colors from green to orange, red, yellow and brown. I love the cool crisp air in the morning. It make me think of a time when I was younger and we would go camping with the Boy Scouts. You would feel the cool air and smell the camp fires starting up to cook breakfast.

It has been a few years since I have been camping but I always keep my equipment up to date because you never know when you might get a chance to go camping or with today’s times you might have to bug out of your comfy living quarters and hit the woods to survive.

I know many of you thought I might tell a long drawn out story about camping. But that’s for another post down the road. Here in this post I just want to give you a list of what you could need for a weekend camping trip. I will also give you some tips and tricks that I have learned over the years.

Here is my short list for a weekend camping trip;

  1. tent

  2. sleeping bag or emergency blankets

  3. tarp

  4. cooking utensils&plates/cups

  5. cooking pot/pans

  6. lighter and matches

  7. flash light; extra batteries

  8. lantern

  9. camping chair

  10. first aid kit

  11. wash cloth and hand towel

  12. insect repellent

  13. hand axe

  14. knife

  15. folding shovel

  16. cooler

  17. trash bags

  18. rubber mallet

  19. backpack

  20. rain gear

  21. table cloth

  22. toilet paper

  23. rope

  24. water/food

  25. camp grill

  26. can opener

  27. tablecloth

  28. wood saw

  29. compass

  30. water bottle

Woe that seems like a lot for a weekend camping trip. Believe me you will need every item on this list and some of them double or triple depending on how many people go.

Now some list have even more items than this list. But that’s alright because some people really like to bring everything along. They would pack the kitchen sink if they could.

Basically though you only need to bare minimum for a weekend camping trip. However, if you go on a longer camping trip you might need these additional items to make your trip a little more comfortable;

  1. Air Bed or cot

  2. Air Pump

  3. Hammock

  4. Aluminum Table

  5. Toaster Fork

  6. Mesh Dunk Bag

  7. Waterproof Bag Set

  8. Screen House

  9. Biodegradable soap and shampoo

  10. Portable Toilet and bags

  11. Camp Shower

  12. Sun Screen

  13. Snake Bit Kit

  14. Water Purification tablets

  15. Water Carrier

  16. Washbasin

  17. Campers Candle

You have the freedom to pick and choose what you want to take with you. Some campers go with the bare minimum and other campers take every thing. But the more you take, the more you have to pack.

I know that there are other websites out there that tell you to take more and sometimes less. But it’s up to you to determine what you need to take on your camping trip.

Here are some other websites that you might be interested in;

http://www.wilderness-survival.net/Appa.php

http://www.texsport.com/products.htm

http://pitstopsforkids.com/pack-camping-trip-organize-campsite/

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Most importantly of all and the one thing that needs to be added to the list above is; S’mores. ¬†Everyone loves S’mores. So be sure to pack the chocolate, marsh-mellows and graham crackers.¬†

I hope that you find these list and websites helpful when you plan your next camping trip.

Sincerely

Mark

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