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My essentials for camping

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Alexandoy, May 18, 2018.

  1. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Survivalist

    When I was still single but already had a job, I was still joining camping trips with the boy scouts upon the invitation of the scout master who was my close friend. The essential things in my bag aside from the hunting knife and water bottle (used to be the metal water canteen) are the nylon rope, metal tong for broiling, matches, old newspaper, and my sleeping needs. I also bring some candies because I had the habit of eating a candy when on a hike. And if it is a survival hunting which means we wouldn't bring any food, I would bring salt and sugar. What more can you add?
  2. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    Essentials for me include

    that includes tent and tarp and proper clothing
    Sleeping System
    which usually includes sleeping bag and pad
    Food Stuffs
    menu items and snacks including water filtration system
    food barrel and pulley
    various utensils including cook set and mess kit, tools, rope, first aid kit,
    head lamp, knife, hatchet etc.
    and back/canoe pack
    things that keep me safe and clean

    related items as necessary



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  3. Liz_simmons707

    Liz_simmons707 Novice Camper

    I like that tent! And lists about camping are my favorite lists. Yours seems complete, but I would add cards, games, books, drawing materials
  4. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...the wonder and excitement of having children along makes for a different camp experience and a fun one at that. When I'm tripping I look to eliminate any extras if possible. My canoe can take up to seven hundred pounds - but when you have two adults and a dog there isn't much room left. Though, I do have a few luxury items that I take. My compact, lightweight, camping chair would be one of them.

    When I'm at base camp I can bring anything and often do. :)

    IMG_0788.jpg Base Camp allows me to have any luxury I desire.
  5. Liz_simmons707

    Liz_simmons707 Novice Camper

    Wow...that looks so organized and comfy. My last camping trip was wild, with 8 adults, 10 kids and four dogs. Six nights, sev3n days. It was messy sometimes but fun with the nearest campsite way down the road. I need the next one to be much quieter.

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  6. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Yes he does have a cozy looking set-up. Hmm almost like..... glamping? Ya don't like have a hot tub behind that tent, do ya?
  7. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    @killeroy154 as you know I tend to be away for longer periods of time than most folks and I camp alone for the most part. I've got lots of time to putter and play and work on gadgets and the like. I've never lacked for comfort and always willing to try new stuff.

    @Liz_simmons707 I directed youth camps for a number of years and always enjoyed the youthful noise and shenanigans of the staff. There would be some good memories of your experience and things to talk about when you get together with friends. Camping affords an opportunity to get close to others in a special way. I think we get more bang for the buck too.

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