Going camping is an incredible experience and very beneficial & healthy for everyone. Being able to decompress from the hectic day to day life we all live is so good for us!

Now that we have the core necessities of camping, we now need to complete the picture by getting the remainder of stuff to bring with so we can have our creature comforts in the great outdoors.

Some things you might need are:

A camp stove, pots & pans, frying pans, cooking utensils, plastic ware (forks, spoons, knives), paper plates (burnable), seasonings, coolers, groceries, beverages, gas cylinders for stove, matches, etc

Depending on your needs or the needs of your family will determine how much stuff you need to go camping & enjoy it! Most people have a limited amount of space so making a list or two is a fantastic idea. Otherwise, you might forget things & it’s too late when you arrive at the campgrounds!

Minimalist

This is usually someone who loves to roll up the tent, backpack, some cooking utensils & survival equipment and off they go!

They take water with them or have a favorite spot they have access to good clean water so they can camp & live off the land like the pioneers did. They are usually very rugged people who want their space & alone time. Totally understandable & good for you!

When packed correctly it’s amazing how much you can put in a frame & backpack to go trekking in the wilderness! We do still have a lot of wildernesses out there. It’s wise to have experience before you attempt this kind of outdoor adventure though because then you become a rescue & hopefully everything will turn out good. Respect for wilderness areas is a very healthy thing.

Maximize:

This is someone who has to have everything they could need for creature comfort. Most of the time they own RV’s because they want comfort & be able to get a good night’s sleep!

They also want the TV, microwave, fridge, bathroom, shower as well as the bedroom. And yeah don’t forget the kitchen!!!

I am not knocking RV camping at all. If anything, I’m a little jealous because they really don’t have much to do to set up their camp after they get to their destination! I think I just convinced myself to look into this closer!! LOL

Majority:

Most of the population make choices to take along necessities that will make camping enjoyable for them & their family. I, for instance, always brought an assortment of clothes for all types of weather.

I also take food, beverages, coolers, cooking stove & all the pan, pots, dishes, etc. that go along with this. Of course, you always should have bug spray, sun screen, first aid kit & band aids with you.

A lot of time you have to bring firewood or there won’t be a fire at all. And an axe or chainsaw come in handy when the wood needs to be cut to shorter lengths too!

Group Camping!

This kind of camping is like a smorgasbord because everyone brings their own food & camping gear as usual so there is a plethora of supplies to share with each other to make a great camping experience!!

Family reunions are a perfect example of this & there is always great food to be eaten & enjoyed while your camping!!! Yum, yum!

There’s also a sense of teamwork & sharing on these kinds of trips that bring people closer together and that’s a beautiful thing!

So when is it enough?

It’s enough when you decide you have what you need to enjoy your outdoor adventures!! The choice is totally yours & with a little experimentation, you’ll soon learn what fits you and your loved ones!!!

I know there have been a few camping trips where without making a list I seriously left a lot behind that was really needed. Didn’t make that mistake too many times so it’s a learning experience & it was really kind of fun when you look back on it!

After all, what’s camping without some adventure thrown in??

So when do you have enough accessories to go camping & enjoy yourself?  Please feel free to leave comments below!

Happy Camping everyone!!

Please leave any questions or comments below & I will gladly answer them as soon as possible!

Thanks

Sharon

 

 

 

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