It’s exciting to go camping, but the packing part is only some people’s favorite cup of tea. Being able to hop behind the wheel of your van and drive off into the sunset for a view that you would be able to change week to week is exciting. Camping means you have no strings attached, so you’re not booked into a hotel, and you can stop wherever you want, whenever you want.
If you want to go wild camping, you can. You can if you want to stay in a campsite and plug into the utilities. No matter what you do, you must ensure you bring all the essentials with you. Whether it’s a sprinter awning or you are bringing the right camping stove, there are things that you have to have on your list to make your camping experience a good one. There are always a few added extras that you want to bring with you when it comes to going camping, and we’ve got a list of those for you below.
Something to do
Whether you are entertaining adults or children, you need to make sure that you bring some entertaining things—activities in the form of board games or card games. Even a tablet packed with TV shows that you’ve downloaded can help. You can bring equipment for your outdoor activities if you’ve got enough room in your van, such as fishing rods and footballs, and make sure that you bring a goal with you so that you can play a little soccer game with the whole family. You could even arrange for bike hire if you stop at a campsite because there are many places that you can go to not just to plug in and set up camp but also to enjoy.
The beauty of camping is being able to stop at any restaurant and store along the way. If you decide to stop at stores, you can stock up on things that you can cook over a camping stove, whether they’re tinned goods or packet goods. It’s always a good idea to get out and make the most of the local food spots, but if you are traveling on a budget, there are plenty of snacks and things that you can cook on the road. For example, if you have a camping stove, you can cook any canned vegetables, beans, or spaghetti that you want. You can even make soup.
The right clothing
Something on your travel essentials list should be the right clothing to make sure that you’re covered in all weather. Bringing an umbrella and a rain Mac for the rain, bringing snow boots for the snow, and making sure that you have plenty of sunscreen for the sun are all just smart decisions that you could be making. Make sure that you pack your swimwear whether it’s hot or cold, because at some stage you may want to jump in a lake.