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5 Simple Packing Tips That Will Make Your Camp Life Easier



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Your comfort and convenience at a campsite depend mainly on the gear and other essential items that you packed for your trip. But deciding what to bring isn't always easy.

It's about finding the right balance between bringing all the essentials and not packing too much because most of the time, weight and space is an issue, especially if you're hiking.

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5 Simple Packing Tips That Will Make Your Camp Life Easier

Follow these 5 simple packing tips for camping:

Make a ListCamping checklist concept on notebook with matches-Simple Packing Tips

Making a list of all the essentials is sure to be of great help when you're packing for any trip, especially if you're a camping beginner. To make the list more organized, divide the items into categories such as camping gear, cooking tools, toiletries, personal items, and so on.

Tick these items as you pack to make sure you don't forget anything important. If you have no idea what to pack, there are plenty of lists online that you can use as reference, then add or subtract items depending on your preference.

Use Clear Plastic BinsOrange and clear plastic storage container bins stacked over white background-Simple Packing Tips

It's ideal to pack items separately into categories so you save time once you arrive at the campsite. Plastic bins are really useful – it would be easier to find anything you need from the boxes because they're transparent.

Label each box according to category. Camping gear (tent, tent accessories, sleeping bag, pillows, etc.), clothing ( depending on the season), cooking tools (pans, pots, plates, utensils, etc.), dry food (snacks, canned goods, etc.), and toiletries (shampoo, soap, sunscreen, insect repellant, etc.) are some categories you can start with.

Check the Weather Forecastwind sock in the sky ,pastel colors style-Simple Packing Tips

Consider the date of your camping trip – what season it will be in and what weather you are likely to experience. The weather should be your basis of what to pack (especially in clothing and sleeping gear), that's why it's paramount that you check the weather forecast ahead.

You don't want to be bringing tank tops and short sleeves and end up feeling really cold because the weather is rainy!

Plan Your MealsDiary with a record plan your meal on a table-Simple Packing Tips

Food is one of the most important things to bring to your trip. It will be way less of a hassle if you plan your meals ahead and do the prep work at home beforehand. Be sure to opt for easy-to-cook meals and to bring extra in case of an emergency.

When packing snacks, remove carton packaging to save space!

Follow the First In, Last Out RuleAntonym concept of FIRST versus LAST written over tarmac-Simple Packing Tips

When loading your stuff in the car, load the ones that you'll need immediately last so that they'll be easily accessible once you arrive at the campsite!

Follow these simple packing tips to have an easier time at camp!

Daniel J. Smith is a survival expert. Having lived the outdoor life since he was very young, he loves sharing his expertise about camping, hiking, traveling, RV living, and many more.

He has also started his own company called OutBright, which will soon be selling products that cater to campers, hikers, travelers, and all outdoor-loving adventurers.

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