Camping Gear: The Fun of Planning and Having it All When Needed

by Darlene Berkel - Date: 2007-04-12 - Word Count: 499 Share This!

Maybe it is never possible to have all the camping gear you will ever need when you find yourself on the site; maybe Murphy's Law is indeed true on all possible occasions. However, one should indeed strive to always be prepared when going camping outdoors.

First of all, it should be a very safe place ' both from people and animals. Do not ignore the fact that sometimes, the people are more dangerous than the animals. Second, you should be carrying sufficient (if not more) food and water supplies.

If you are planning to use the water at the source, you should carry along with you sufficient water purifier tablets (or any other way to have the water purified at source). Water purification is one of the most critical aspects you should pay attention to, and the other is packing the right camping gear.

How to Make Sure That You Have All the Camping Gear You Need for the Trip

Often you will find, much to your chagrin, that the exact thing you decided to leave out from your camping gear is what is needed when you reach your camping spot. Otherwise, something extraordinary would happen and would require your intervention, for which you need a certain camping gear that was there at home, but never thought it would be needed. So, how can anyone make sure they are ready all the time?

First of all, draw up a list with all the things you would think would be needed for such a trip. After you think you wrote everything, you divide it into categories like "essentials," "emergency," and "may-be-needed" categories. Include all the items that fall under the "essentials" and the "emergency" categories. Take the "may-be-needed" category and ask your friends their opinion. Using your own experience and the feedback you get, you can make an informed decision about the rest.

Some Things you Should Keep in Mind While Packing Your Camping Gear

The unexpected can happen (and the chances are that will happen if you are not prepared for it). Hence, be prepared for rain, for loss of food or water, for running into a wild animal or a terrible human being, and so on.

Be prepared how to handle any and all the situations, and have each member of your family be equally prepared. This could sometimes be the difference between life and death. Carry a few extras and be prepared for rain even if it never rains when you go for camping. Sometimes out of the blue it will rain ' and it should not catch you unaware in this case.

Carry some type of protective gear against fire. Fire remains one of the most potential hazards during camping ' and you and everyone who accompanies you on the camping trip should know about how to handle and douse a fire effectively. This is again a very critical aspect, because a carelessly drawn fire can spell disaster not only for you but for the whole forest, and sometimes the entire region. Thus, be prepared, and be safe.

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