September 27, 2016 | No comments yet | Family Travel, Kid Time

Weekend in nature: all you need to bring

If you’re looking for a way to relax and unwind, there’s hardly anything that’s more therapeutic than spending some time in nature. Camping can be the right choice for those who want to seek some solitude and clear their thoughts; for friends who’re looking for some fun; for couple’s romantic getaway or as a family outing to tie everyone together. Depending on your plans, as well as the size of the camping party, you should be able to estimate what exactly you need to bring with you, but there are some things that are essential when preparing to spend the whole weekend in nature.

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Sleeping equipment

Securing your comfort and safety, in order to spend a night in nature carefree, is the first thing to tend to when planning a camping trip. Before you start deciding on what else to bring, make sure to pack sleeping bags and a tent that would protect you during the night. Sleeping pads are also a good investment since they will keep you warm and isolated.

Proper food

If you don’t want to cook while you’re camping, then you need to stock up on some canned goods as well as other foods and drinks that won’t go bad during the weekend. On the other hand, if you plan a camping trip for the whole family, or a bigger group of friends, make sure to bring a campsite grill, with charcoal, wood and fire starters as well as necessary pots and plates, so that you can enjoy your open barbecue. Of course, be very careful with fire and make sure to put it out once you’re done.

Appropriate clothes

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The choice of clothes that you need to bring with you will depend on the weather and the season. If you don’t want to feel cold, remember to pack synthetic or wool garments that prevent moisture and cold from getting to you. Hiking boots are a must, regardless of the season. Raincoats can also be very useful throughout the year. If it’s hot and sunny outside, remember to pack a sun hat and light, sweat-proof clothes.

Hygiene necessities

Even if you’re just going to spend one weekend in nature, you still need to practice good hygiene. Therefore, make sure you prepare soap and bottled water that would allow you to clean your hands and face, at least. If there’s no way you’ll be able to take a bath, pack a lot of baby wipes or special bathing wipes that would be of great assistance. Moreover, a hand sanitizer should always be at your reach. In this regard, don’t forget to include a sunscreen in your first aid kit, as well as a proven bug repellent and ointment for insect bites, especially if you’re going camping with your kids.

Other useful bits and pieces

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Some gadgets, like flashlights and multi-tools are a must-have for a camping trip in nature. What’s more, if you want to save some space but still ensure the comfort of your whole family, or group of friends, make sure to bring something easily inflatable like Cloud9 Lounges so that everyone can relax in the open, without having to pack heavy and bulky chairs or picnic tables. Also, you don’t want to get bored fast, especially not when you’re camping with children, so don’t forget to bring enough material and ideas for some fun game time that would be perfect for a complete camping experience.

If you want to get the best out of nature, don’t forget to show your respect to it as well. Leave the campsite in the same condition as you found it and bring enough trash bags so that you can store and throw away any garbage that might accumulate during your stay.

 

–Emma Lawson, guest writer

Emma Lawson is a passionate writer, online article editor and a health enthusiast. In her spare time, she likes to do research, and write articles to create awareness regarding healthy lifestyle. She also strives to suggest innovative home remedies that can help you lead a quality and long life. You can follow her on twitter @EmmahLawson.

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