Outdoors and Camping Gear for Dummies

Outdoors and Camping Gear for Dummies

If you are a beginner when it comes to camping, the best way to start is to camp with an experienced camper. That way, you can learn from an experienced camper. That’s the first step. But if you’re a beginner camper packed with your friends, families or relatives, who, unbelievably, are also first timers, then you need to do your homework. Basically, you will need to have a shelter, a bed and food. That’s the three basic things you need to have with you when camping out.

Camping Gear

Before going camping, you need to make sure that you already have a place to go to, even if it’s just your backyard. After you chose your place to camp, you can head to your favorite outdoor equipment store and get the following:

  • Tent
  • Sleeping bags and pads
  • Survival Kit
  • Backpack
  • Cooking equipment
  • Camp gear
  • First aid kits

Tents – Choosing the Best One

Tents are very important when it comes in camping equipment. It’s the one responsible for shielding you from sun, rain and wind. This is also a place to go for a little privacy and of course when you want to sleep. There’s nothing wrong sleeping outside, under the windy breeze with stars twinkling above you, but trust me, you will definitely need a tent.

Survival Kit

This may seem a little extreme but if you’ve ever been caught in a sticky situation you’ll be glad you have one. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you have a solid, sharp pocket knife. The other item you’ll want to pack is a fire starter of sometime. Preferably something that is water proof. A first aid kit which we cover below and finally a reliable flashlight. Don’t buy a cheap $8 light from Wal-mart!

Sleeping Bags and Pads

Another valuable piece of outdoor camping gear, you will need to choose from different insulators to different designs. If you want a longer lasting sleeping bag, you can choose a down-filled ones, but they can be more expensive compare to those synthetic-filled ones and in addition, down-filled ones offer better heat to weight ratio.

Survival Kit

This may seem a little extreme but if you’ve ever been caught in a sticky situation you’ll be glad you have one. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure you have a solid pocket knife. The other item you’ll want to pack is a fire starter of sometime. Preferably something that is water proof. A first aid kit which we cover below and finally a reliable flashlight. Don’t buy a cheap $8 light from Wal-mart!

Backpacks

You backpacks should be large enough to carry all of your outdoor camping equipment. Before choosing your backpack, ask yourself: do I need hiking tools? Do I have to carry too much snacks? Hydration packs? By assessing the amount of items and equipment you need to carry with you, you can easily decide on the best backpack suitable for your camping adventure.

Cooking equipment, Food

Outdoor cooking is a really enjoyable feature and most of us find this exceedingly fun. However, if cooking is not your talent, you can always bring a cooler full of drinks, sandwiches and snacks. If you plan to cook, make sure you have camp stoves, cast-iron cookware and accessories for fire cooking. Sleek, modern camp stoves make preparing meals as simple as a backyard cookout. Most camping grounds provide a grill and a picnic table at each campsite.

Camping Gear

Choosing high quality camping gear will bring smooth experience in your camping trip whether you are going to drive to a designated camping area or you are going to remote locations. Camping chairs will make it easier to set-up a comfortable sitting spot. Most of them include drink holders and arm rests for added convenience. If you want portability and easy storage, there are folding chairs, too.

First Aid Kits

This is pretty self-explanatory. Don’t forget to bring it with you!