Imagine sleeping under the stars, all cuddled up by the warm embrace of your beloved sleeping bag. Not a single sound of the hustle and bustle of city life. 

 

No screaming of drivers because someone doesn’t know what an indicator is. No construction machinery piercing the air of your morning commute. No need to wear a suite and tie or high heels.

 

You are in the great outdoors. The air is unpolluted, animals aren’t stuffed, and that tree over there would make a perfect backdrop to your selfie you’ll most likely upload.

 

When you reach into your camp for your supplies to make lunch, you don’t have the right equipment. Don’t let yourself be left out in the cold, hungry, and in the dark. Pack the right items!

 

So what do you need when camping?

 

Well for starters, buying all the right equipment for your first time camping can empty your wallet substantially. But after you’ve bought all these items, your other camping trips will not make you break a sweat or the bank!

 

Reserve America has a short list of the top ten must-have items to bring camping which can get the ball rolling. While some are a tad silly, *ahem* peanut butter and spice rack? The vital items are:

 

  1. First Aid Kit
  2. Pack of Matches
  3. Rope
  4. Tarps
  5. Lantern, Flashlight AND Headlamp
  6. Maps and Compass
  7. Alternate Weather Wear
  8. Pocketknife

 

But since camping is a lot more than just putting up a tent, and having a light at night, why not check out Love the Outdoors website. They have an extensive list of items you need when camping.

 

Below are a few items Zapals sells that will make your give you a positive camping experience.