If you have never been camping before, you could be misty on what sort of camping gear and equipment you must take with you. It depends on how much you need to spend, how long you will spend out there in the badlands, what number of people are going to be going with you as well as how you’ll be getting to your camping spot.

There’s so much variation when it comes to camping gear and equipment that you can swiftly eat your camping budget if you are careless. It’s best to comprise a list and stick to that list before you ever get to the sporting products store so you don’t overspend and go mad with all of the camping gear and equipment that is available.

What Camping Gear And Equipment Should You Take With You?

How Much And How Long

You need to make that list and also stick to a certain budget. If you notice that you go over that budget, you may need to cut down on one or two items. You need to also put some stars next to those items that you really cannot do without. This should include your camping tent, sleeping bags, food items, cooking items and eating implements. You also need to look at how long you will be going for. This is especially important so far as food and water go as you do not need to be in the no man’s land without food or water. So take care you plan your meals and your water consumption with as much space as possible.

It’s occasionally better to pack more than you believe you will need in case you get marooned or lost.

How Many People

Are you going camping by yourself or are you taking your complete family? This can impact your camping gear and equipment list significantly. You may use one tent, but you may need more sleeping bags. You could be in a position to use one pot and pan but you will need more implements, more food and more water. If you are sticking to a budget, you will have to buy multiples of certain items and you could have to cross some other items off the list.

What Camping Gear And Equipment Should You Take With You?

How Are You Getting There?

Are you driving to your camping location? Or are you hiking? Driving will mean that you can pack as much stuff as your automobile can handle. If you are hiking, that sure is a different story altogether. You will need to pack light as you will have to carry all that stuff over long distances. Remember, water is heavy and the boxes can be burdensome. So unless you are taking a pack mule with you, you may want to plan your camping gear and equipment carefully so you don’t take more than you can carry or more than you suspect you will need.

These are just a few basic tips. We hope they will help you on your way to a wonderful camping trip. Feel free to share your suggestions and tips below!

Anthony Carter contributes to SleepyBearCamping magazine and many other traveling websites. If you like his tips, visit the website for more articles written by Anthony.