So, it’s your first camping trip? That is great! Going on an outdoor camping trip is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities today, giving you the opportunity to FINALLY leave your phone, computer, and tablet to enjoy Mother Nature at its finest. However, since it’s your first time, you may find it somewhat difficult to decide what to take with you. To help you out, here are a few tips/ideas to make the camping experience easier and more fun:

Reading Lamp

First Camping Trip

There’s nothing more relaxing and peaceful than reading a book or novel besides a lake or river. However, often the moonlight may not prove enough. This is where you can build your personal reading lamp that is easy on the eyes. Fill up an empty gallon milk jug with water and point a headlamp into the water.

Camping Scavenger Hunt

First Camping Trip

If you are taking your kids with you on the trip, it might be a good option to create a camping scavenger hunt list. Add a few pictures for the kids to understand what they have to find. However, set boundaries beforehand, so your children don’t end up getting lost.

Cordless Water Pump

First Camping Trip

Although camping trips are a lot of fun, they may drain your energy completely. This is where taking a cordless water pump with a dispenser bottle is a very good idea. These specially designed pumps can snap onto any 5 or 6-gallon bottle, allowing you to take water quickly without spilling or lifting.

Orajel for Mosquito Bites

First Camping Trip

Mosquito’s can be a real menace during camping trips. Therefore, take mosquito repellent products with you. However, if you do get a mosquito bite, use Orajel or any other toothache gel medicine to stop the itching.

Other Essentials


Other items to take along for your camping trip include lighters, duct tape, hiking boots, sunglasses, waterproof gloves, batteries for small electronics, cell phone (in case of emergencies), ropes, sleeping bags, plastic garbage bags, maps, stove, and fuel.

So, now that you are familiar with the tips/ideas mentioned above making your first camping trip, even more, fun and exciting won’t be a problem.

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Logan Metcalfe
Logan is the founder and CEO of Arkiver, a company dedicated to saving life stories. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wondeful wife and two children who inspired him to create Arkiver to preserve their family photos, videos and other memories and share them privately with his family back in New Zealand.