I can remember back in the good old days when I was growing up that the list of essential items when we went camping was simple. We threw a simple tent, a cooler of food, a five gallon plastic water tote, fishing poles and some sleeping bags in the trunk of dad's car and we were off.
Nowadays the camping list has become so complicated, it sometimes takes two days to get ready, not to mention the amount of time it takes to break everything down and go home. I have thought long and hard about how I can simplify things.
I don't have a fancy camper. I would love to have one, but right now I cannot afford it. Although, I do have a very nice cabin tent. I must admit that when I bought this tent I was a bit apprehensive because I thought this thing was going to be very complicated. After fumbling through the first couple of assemblies, I was able to do it alone. One time I even assembled it during a rainstorm.
Here is a list of items that you really should bring on your camping trip if you are going to use a tent:
These are just a few of the essential items that every camper needs to have with them when they venture out into the wilderness. Of course, there are countless items that you can bring to make your experience more memorable, such as fishing equipment! This camping list has given you a bare-bones list of essentials to make your next camping trip just a little more pleasurable.