It is quite unfortunate that with age, most adults do not go out for camping trips anymore. The practice is followed today mostly by people who have children who request to take them out on a camping trip. Hence, the materialization of a wonderful opportunity to get in touch with the Nature and at the same time spend some excellent quality time with your children and bond with them.
The Basics You Need for a Successful Camping TripThere are a few basics without which no camping trip can be organized or enjoyed. The first and foremost basic is of course, the tent. Without the tent, however beautiful and comfortable the weather is, the camping trip would not feel like one (not to mention that it is not safe to sleep in the open anywhere, least of all in a forest where animals can decide to investigate the newcomers in their area).
The sleeping bags are another must-have during your trip. Please, keep in mind that if you are to continue sleeping in your bag during your trips across Asia or Africa, you should always (without any exception) check your bag thoroughly before sleeping. There have been instances when snakes, scorpions and other such dangerous animals took shelter in the cool and comfortable sleeping bag. They would not want you intrude upon them, and I am sure neither would you.
You will need to have sufficient supplies and then some extra, lest something happens and you lose some of your food. If it gets spoiled, or any such unforeseen problems occur, you should still have plenty of food left. A word of advice here: do not keep open food close to your tent. Keep the waste (vegetable peels, waste food, etc.) away from the tent, lest it will attract dangerous wild animals.
Be very careful with your choice of cooking gear. Be it utensils or the stove, it should complement the rest of the camping trip in terms of usability and washability. It is advised to utilize disposable plates, so these can be thrown out directly instead of making a mess by having to wash it with safe water.
Water is one of the most useful and can't-live-without-it items. Be sure that you have a supply of clean water, or you have a way or purifying the water. Hence, you should at all times during the day or night keep a close check on the quality of the water before you decide to drink it, since water can be the carrier of many dreadful diseases.
Make your own checklist and see how many of your items match with the list here. Ensure that each of the things that you will pack and carry is there, because the camping trip needs it. Avoid anything redundant, however pretty it is. After a while of trekking in the forest, every extra gram can weigh a ton on your back – and there is no respite from it, because each person has to carry his or her own burden.