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Camping Essentials And Modern Gadgets Must Have’s
The excitement of a great fishing trip can sometimes be so much that even the most essential camping items and outdoor electronics can be forgotten.
In light of this, it is essential to have a clear idea of the camping essentials that you need before going on your next camping trip. Here’s what’s on my short list.
1. Pack Of Matches
You may need to start a fire during your camping trip. After all, you will need the fire for cooking food, heating water, and keeping warm at night.
Matches are some of the easiest things to forget when packing for a camping trip, so make sure to buy several packs of matches and keep them in your camping essentials bag and possibly some other places as back-up.
2. A Light Source
Sometimes you may need to walk or do some activity when the sun sets and it get dark. During such situations, it is crucial to have a source of light that is easily accessible as well as one that is dependable.
Lanterns, as well as other camping and outdoor electronics such as flashlights and headlamps, are good sources of light. Try to remember about an extra battery for the flashlights or use hand cranking flashlights.
3. First Aid Kit
One thing about camping is that you never know when you will get a burn, a scratch or some other kind of injury. What’s more, getting sick during the camping trip is also a possibility. To be on the safe side, one should always be armed with a well-stocked first aid kit while camping.
4. Pocket Knife/Swiss Army Knife
Aside from a sharp blade, Swiss Army knives also contain a corkscrew, a saw, and small scissors among other modest but useful tools. These tools enhance the versatility of the Swiss Army Knife meaning it can be used in a variety of situations. Pocket knives are light and easy to carry. What’s more, a pocket knife is likely to make you feel a little bit safer.
5. A Rope
The rope is one of the most under-rated camping essentials as well as the one that most people tend to forget or ignore. Ropes can be used to make a temporary clothesline, on which you can dry your clothes. Other possible uses of ropes include for towing purposes as well as in putting up a camping shelter.
6. Portable Spice Rack
You ought to be able to enjoy your food even while you are out camping in the wild. With this in mind, it would be important to carry a portable spice rack containing your favorite seasoning spices. One advantage of portable spice racks is that they are small and do not occupy much space.
7. Maps And A Compass
Although your phone or even your car may already have a pre-installed GPS system, it is still important to go the old-fashioned way and carry some up-to-date maps as well as a compass. In fact, these two items should be an ever present feature all through the camping trip. Remember, the GPS systems on phones and cars rely on signals which may be difficult to get especially when you are camping in a remote area.
Simply known as tarps, these are sheets of durable, flexible and water resistant material that can be used either as an extra shelter or as a protective layer for the bottom of your camping tent. Tarps are easy to fold and do not take up much space in the camping bag.
9. All Weather Clothing
It is extremely crucial to carry clothes for any weather even when you think that the weather will not change. The truth is that it can change at any minute, and it is better to be prepared than to be caught off guard. Make sure to carry an extra set of clothes in anticipation of such unexpected and unpredicted changes in weather.
10. Jar Of Peanut Butter
One useful thing about peanut butter is that it has a relatively long shelf life. In addition to that, peanut butter can act as an alternative source of fat and protein; both of which are important if your energy levels are to remain high. So enjoy that PB & J sandwich at your next meal. Peanut butter can also be used as a shaving cream, leather cleaner, gum remover, an odor remover and even as a lubricant.