As summer is slowly strolling into our lives, you may have started thinking of a camping trip or two for the months to come. Camping is definitely the most budget-friendly alternative to travelling and if you are among those who will not be afraid of some insects and of being in the outdoors, then you will surely enjoy such a trip. Once you’ve got your transport sorted, whether you’ll be traveling in a brand new Hyundai or even taking public transport, you’ll want to get started packing. What are the things you should not forget about when going on a tent trip though? Read on and find out about the top 5 most important things you should never forget when camping.



This will seem silly and basic for a lot of you out there, but matches can be an actual life-saver if you are planning to camp with a tent. Although summer temperatures are high, the truth is that in most of the camping trips out there you will want to have some kind of source of fire at night (especially if you are planning to go at higher altitudes). Matches will help you light a fire for heat and for cooking your food so do make sure to bring plenty of them with you and do make sure they are of a reasonable quality as well.

Sleeping Pads

Again, summer temperatures may be quite high, but your tent will not be able to fight away the cold ground even with the best of the sleeping bags out there. You don’t want to come back home to a cold, so do make sure to bring some sleeping pads, or inflatable beds, with you as well. These little things will make sure you are kept warm and cozy during the night in your tent.


Canned Foods

There are tons of things that can be cooked on a campfire barbecue, but you will want to make sure that you have something to eat even if it rains or if you are hungry before everyone else is. Thus, do bring some canned foods with you. There is quite a wide variety of things that are canned nowadays so you can eat quite well without even bothering with cooking too much.

Soap, Toothpaste and Toothbrush

The fact that you are out in the wilderness should not mean that you should return to our ancestral caveman status. Do make sure you bring with you all those things that help us maintain our hygiene, especially if the temperatures outside are very hot and you will sweat a lot. Soap, toothpaste and a toothbrush will not take much of your backpack and they will definitely be more than useful. Your camping site will surely provide you with some source of clean water and if you plan going in the actual wilderness, make sure that there is some river nearby to provide you with water to drink and to wash yourself.


Again, this can be one of the many basic things people forget about when going on camping trips, but it can also be a life-saver in certain situations. Even finding your way back to your own tent, and not to any stranger’s, will feel like an almost frightening adventure!