What You Shouldn’t Forget On Your Next Trip

There’s nothing quite as serene as being in nature. If you are planning a camping trip soon, there are a few essentials you’ll need. Keep reading so that you’ll know what you shouldn’t forget on your next camping trip.


One of the main priorities is to have a reliable, comfortable shelter. Invest in a good quality tent that is waterproof and easy to set up and take down. If there happens to be a tear in your tent at any point, that can be easily fixed with tent repair such as Gear Aid.

Sleeping on the ground can be comfortable if you have the right gear. If you’re sleeping in a tent, invest in a good sleeping bag and sleeping pad. It’s also a good idea to throw in a pillow too to save your neck from any cramps. For those of you who prefer hammocks, our favorites are from ENO and Yukon Outfitters.


Whether you are planning to stay at a campground or go backpacking, be prepared to treat your own water. Your water bottle or water bladder can be easily treated depending on what method you prefer. Check out our blog on three ways to treat water.


What you can eat depends on what you can pack. If you’re backpacking, you may be a little limited to your food options for a bit. That’s okay because there are still plenty of delicious foods like meals from AlpineAire and Trailtopia. If you have a little more space to pack bigger cookware, check out our blog on some delicious recipes. Also our blog for starting a fire will come in handy as well.

Whatever way you’re camping, you will definitely need some of these cooking essentials:


How comfortable you are in your clothes can make or break your camping trip. Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. If you aren’t sure about rain gear, check out our blog for tips on being rain ready. In general, your clothing should be moisture-wicking fabric. You can’t go wrong with packing extra pairs of merino wool socks from Darn Tough. If you plan on hiking, the Altra Lone Peaks are shoes that you can’t beat.

First Aid

Having a first-aid kit can turn out to be very useful in serious situations. When you are putting together your kit, some essentials to include are:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic


Getting lost can be dangerous, so it is always best to prepare ahead of time. Using these tools can help to prevent you from getting lost.

Wherever you decide to go, be prepared and have fun!

Red Beard’s Outfitter

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