A Guide on Essentials for Tent Camping

If you have the passion for the wilderness that makes you want to head out for the camp then you need to have a checklist that will help you to pack for the camp.

This checklist all the more important if you want to hatch a tent during your camping trip. This changes the scenario from those times when you decide to stay at the log cabins.

The cabins are equipped with the basic amenities that are not present in the tent. Thus you need to pack well for a tent camp.

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That is the first thing to take care of and you will need:

  • Tent
  • Tarp
  • axe and hammer
  • mat for tent entrance
  • stakes
  • dust brush


Once you make arrangements to stay you need to think of where you will sleep. While in a tent your options are limited and if you do not bring your supplies then you will have to sleep on the ground and that can be quite a tough job. The following things can help:

  • Air mattress
  • Air pump
  • Mattress repairing kit
  • Sleeping pad
  • Folding cot
  • Blankets
  • Pillows and sheets
  • Bags to store all the above items


This is usually a long list but for those who like to keep it simple can shorten it. This list here is about the basics that you need to carry with you while you make preliminary arrangements. There are other items like the food and the refills that you can buy later.

  • Cooking stove
  • Utensils
  • Water bucket and jug
  • Thermos and flasks
  • BBQ grill
  • Skewers and foils
  • Foil containers that are disposable and can help to store food
  • Soap
  • Disposable plates and cutlery
  • Cooking oil and Pam spray
  • Zip lock bags
  • Trash bags
  • Mugs for drinks… all sorts
  • Tongs for BBQ
  • Knives and peelers
  • Mittens
  • Condiments
  • Food supplies


This is largely dependent on what type of weather you will be facing while camping. But a few things are a must have.

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Well fitting jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Ample amount of underwear
  • Rain gear
  • Shorts
  • Socks
  • Swim suit
  • Towels
  • Hats or caps
  • Belts

Other than all these personal items like tooth paste, tooth brush, body wash, first aid kit, sanitary napkins, toilet paper, and batteries are important.

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