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What Are The Spring Camping Must-Haves

We all have our plans to camp this spring season to feed our senses with something fresh and vibrant. Being in one with nature can refresh our mind and body. It’s recommended, even by doctors and specialists, to take a break from work, school, home, and from stressful life situations. We all need a dose of natural remedy.

In planning for our camping trip, there are things we first have to consider such as what we need to do and the must-have items to bring. To help you, here are the things to do to make your spring camping trip a success.

 

SPRING CAMPING PLANNING TIPS

Planning is more than just thinking what you want to do on your camping trip, it’s also choosing the right gear and camping ground to be in. You also need to prepare and learn some of the basics in camping such as fire building and food preparation. So, make sure to double check your list of essentials and what to do and what not so as to make your camping as smooth as possible. 

Do study the fire safety protocol as it’s important when building campfires.

Take time to plan and organize for your upcoming spring camping trip, because you won’t always stumble upon stay-inns, hotels, and convenience stores. Make your trip more pleasant and nature-bound.

Consider the kind of camping trip you’re planning, such as a multi-day trip, family or group camping excursion, or a solo trip because that will determine the items you’re supposed to bring.

woman camping in the woods

Inform your family or close friends about your travel plans and itinerary. You might need them in case of emergency and so they know where you are. 

Try to arrive before the dark. Setting up a camp at night can be a major hassle. Also, you’ll be able to explore your surroundings and do what you have to do while there’s still light. 

Always be mindful of your surroundings. Bring trash bags to collect your trash and leftover foods. If you see trash pieces, might as well pick them up. Let’s help maintain the cleanliness of the camping ground. 

Check things to bring before leaving. Some of them may not have been used in a couple of months, so make sure to check if they’re in good condition. You don’t want to stress yourself fixing or not being able to use a broken gear.

 

Now that you know what needs to be considered in planning for a spring camping trip, here are the things you need and would want to bring.

 

SPRING CAMPING MUST-HAVES

 

Different seasons require different items to bring on a camping trip. Thick sweaters, jackets, and blankets, winter caps for cold weather may not be needed for warm weather like in spring. But, then again, in some parts of the states, the weather in spring can be unpredictable, so you have to stay updated on the weather forecasts.  There are things you need to bring when you go out there spring camping.

campfire

The weather in early spring can be cooler and wetter, but as the weeks pass, it’s getting warmer. You need to have the right camping gear, supplies, and clothing, and supplies to make the experience buttery smooth.

 

Campsite and Sleeping Gear

These are the items you need to have to make your camping trip happen in the first place. Night temperatures can still drop during spring. You may want to bring a sleeping bag with foam pads underneath which is insulated enough keeping you warm and comfortable on your sleep. 

Check out these must-have campsite gears for your camping trip:

Daypacks/Backpacks

Sleeping Bags

Blankets

Headlamps

Lanterns

Flashlights

Extra Batteries

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Portable Folding Tables

Portable Chairs

Camping Tents

Camping Blankets

 

Outdoor Cooking and Kitchen Supplies

Technology has really evolved these days. Who would have thought that we may bring the kitchen and cooking essentials outdoors? Instead of the traditional wood and fire, many campers have seen the benefits of using portable propane stoves for cooking. Portable kitchen utensils are also available these days to fully experience the spring camp dining. 

grilling food on the campfire

Here are the must-have cooking and kitchen items:

Portable Stove

Fuel

Lighter

Cooking and Utensil Sets (knives, spoons, forks, spatula)

Plates

Bowls

Compact Pots

Cooking Oil

Trash Bags

Water Bottles

 

Camping Food and Drinks

They may be easy-to-eat foods but you don’t need to limit yourself to just canned beans, energy bars, and marshmallows. If you can bring the right outdoor cooking and kitchen equipment, you can have a warm meal for the group. You also need to pack plenty of water to stay hydrated. A water filter can bring convenience if you refuse to bring gallons of water.

Here are the must-have camping food items to fill your belly:

Bottled Water

Energy Drinks/Beverages

Canned Goods (tuna, spam, sausages, pork and beans)

Fruits and Vegetables (apples, banana, oranges, carrots, chopped greens)

Meat Jerky

Cereals/Oats

Energy Bars

Coffee/Tea

Cocoa

Milk

Cheese

Dried Fruits

Nuts

Marshmallows

Crackers

Bread

Peanut Butter/Jam

Mayo

Noodles

Soup Mixes

Eggs

Condiments

 

Outdoor Clothing and Footwear

Spring weather can be unpredictable, so bringing the right kinds of apparel is the trick. Do this by having layers of clothing for chilly weather. You can remove layers when it gets warm. A waterproof jacket and a pair of boots and sandals can also help especially on a rainy spring.

campers by the lake

Here are the must-have outdoor camping apparels:

Extra Shirts

Shorts or Outdoor Pants

Long-sleeved Shirts

Jackets

Underwear

Socks

Boots/Shoes (suitable for the terrain)

Sandals

Sleepwear (pajamas)

Gloves

Bandana

Headwear/Hats

 

Personal Items

Hygiene is important even when staying outdoors. You don’t want to be a human skunk around your peeps, do you? You also want to look and feel your best that’s why personal care is vital wherever you go.

Here are the must-have personal items for your camping trip:

Alcohol

Wipes

Shampoo and Soap

Shower Bag

Sunscreen

Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Insect Repellant

Petroleum Jelly

First-Aid Kit (band-aids, bandages, gauze, antibacterial solution, ointment, and pain medication)

Sunglasses

Towels

Toilet Paper

Medications

camping accessories

Other Spring Camping Gear

It’s springtime, so bring some things that you can enjoy during your downtime. When the weather doesn’t favor you, or if you want some thrill or adventure, then you can use these gears.

Here are the must-have miscellaneous to complete your spring camping trip:

Camera

GPS Device/Maps

Telescope

Playing Cards

Books

Pen

Journal

Other Compact Games/Toys for Kids

 

Believe when we say that bringing these must-have items can on your spring camping trip can make the experience desirable.