A Guide to Camping Kits
Jumpstart Your Camping Adventure
Get a jumpstart on your camping skills with a camping kit!
Looking for adventure? Try camping! 10 million Americans camping each year
show that it's got to be something pretty enjoyable. What
No gear, you say?
Dont worry. Get a camping ready-to-go kit and you are all set to hit the trail.
Yep, that’s right… outdoor shops and online outdoor stores offer
camping-in-a-box: one kit to buy for you basic camping needs. What do they
contain? The basics, of course, for food and shelter and safe camping.
Unfortunately, there is not a single camp kit that offers all the essential
items you'll need. Everyone's needs are different anyway. So put together your
own camping kit, and get ready to head out camping!
Safety is the most important aspect of enjoying camping. This list should be
packed first, before the rest of the camping gear.
- First aid
kit: well stocked and easily identifiable.
matches: - or just put the matches in a water-tight container.
- Compass or
knife or camper’s tool: The 1000-in-one gadget is an adventure in
itself, just figuring out what each attachment is for. Some of them include
the compass in the multi-tool already so that’s one less weight for the kit.
- Mirror: just
in case you to signal for help.
- Rope, cord
or wire: Bring one of each in 5 ft lengths for any emergency that you may
Campers Dining Kit
Preparation, storage and dining, below is a list of things that a camper MUST
have to fill the hungry, adventurous belly.
- Stove and
fuel: campfire is all good, but having a stove and ready fuel makes camping
easier and campfires more reserved for marshmallows and good talk with
family or friends.
- Frying pan
and stew pot with cover: Ideally made of cast iron bottom, as the lighter
aluminum versions are not really ideal conductors of heat. It would be nice
if the two were nesting together to reduce the bulk when packed in your kit.
- Food prep
tools: paring knife, chopping knife, a small chopping board, bottle and can
utensils: plus extra bowls, cups for serving or multiple use and skewers for
- Large cooler
to store perishables and cool drinks. Ideally the compartmentalized one so
it’s like bringing a small refrigerator. Ice substitutes are a convenient
water and water container
water filter or chemical water treatment tablets, if your campsite does not
offer potable water
gear: biodegradable dish soap, paper towels, Ziploc bags and garbage sacks
Camping Shelter Kits
starter kits actually offer more of shelter kits. To be sure that your camping
kit is complete, look the following are essentially below:
- Tent: to
contain the number of campers enjoying the adventure. Check that the tent
adheres to the season of your adventure, or invest in multi–season tents for
all year sheltered camping.
- Ground tarp: additional protection for the floor of the tent.
- Sleeping bag: rolled is the minimum but those airbeds with pump are really
convenient and compact!
for the homey feeling of your camp bed.
kits are either for shelter kit, dining kit or first-aid kit, so your best
purchase would be separate three camping starter kits.
available beginner’s kits start from $50 for a single tent and sleeping cot to
as much as $500 for shelter kits with an airbed.
Beginning camping is as easy as one, two, three: safety kit, dining kit and
shelter kit… this is your very own camping kit.