11 items to take on a weekend trip

Before embarking on an overnight trip to nature, it is important to know what you need for camping with a tent so that such a vacation brings a pleasant experience. Be sure to make a list of what you want to take with you, and use it to collect things.

Why not go camping for the weekend? We’ll tell you what you need to bring with you.

1 – Travel backpack

A backpack of average volume (40-60 l) is enough for two days. A water-resistant cover on the backpack will protect the contents from getting wet during rain or snow, and also will not allow branches to cling to the backpack. Even for a two-day trip, you need a comfortable, reliable backpack with which it will be easy for you to go the entire route. To find the right backpack, carefully consider the system of the back. The backpack should be adjusted so as to unload the back and shoulders, transferring some of the weight to the hips. Comfortable shoulder straps and durable material will help you feel confident on any hike. Don’t forget to put one of Ledlenser military grade torches in your backpack.

2 – Cooking utensils

For a pleasant pastime in nature, in addition to equipment and equipment, you need to take care of kitchen utensils. In this case, it all depends on how many days camping is foreseen. For example, if outdoor recreation will last a week or more, then you should take a cooler bag with you. Thanks to this, you can save perishable products and protect cooked food from spoilage.

You also need to take with you necessarily spoons, forks, plates, cups (preferably metal), and of course, dishes in which you can cook food. These are pots (2-3 pieces) and a frying pan. Special food containers are considered very convenient for storing and carrying products.

In the case when there is no equipped area with a table and chairs (benches) at the campsite, you can take the designated type of folding kitchen utensils with you.

It is imperative that you provide yourself not only with a portable gas stove but also purchase several gallons of gas in addition to it. The fact is that not everywhere there is firewood at the resting place to make a fire, and in some regions, it is strictly forbidden to kindle fires.

3 – Food

Best of all dry cereals in bags that can be quickly prepared. For a two-day hike, plan lunch (on the first and second days), dinner on the evening of the first day, and breakfast. Also, you might want to refuel during short breaks during your hike, so consider muesli bars or chocolate.

4 – Tent, sleeping bag, mat

The tent should be chosen depending on the number of people wishing to spend the night in it and the weather conditions. Let’s say you are going to spend the night in a tent together, which means you need a tent designed for three to comfortably fit inside. For autumn and winter trips, two-layer tents with increased water resistance are better suited. The presence of spacious vestibules in front of the entrance to the “bedroom” will be an additional advantage, as it will allow you to place shoes there and, in case of bad weather, cook food on the burner. A sleeping bag should also be chosen according to the weather, based on your perception of the cold. The best option for a short trip is a cocoon sleeping bag with synthetic insulation, designed for a temperature of +1…-1 C for hiking in late autumn and early winter. Self-inflating tourist rug for insulation from the cold frozen ground will allow you to sleep without the risk of hypothermia and with comfort.

5 – Flashlight, saw/axe

A flashlight and a saw are a must when hiking if you have to walk in the dark and cut wood for a fire.

6 – Spare clothes

Spare socks are required. Spare clothes come in handy in case there are rivers on the route that you have to wade across.

7 – First aid kit

Small size, with the necessary medicines. Plasters, bandages and local antiseptics are required (no one is safe from calluses and abrasions).

8 – Navigator

Think over the route in advance and take a printed map with you.

9 – Trekking poles

They will help you to overcome the road more easily on any uneven terrain. It is best to choose telescopic poles that are easy to fold and conveniently adjustable in height.

10 – Hygiene products

Regardless of the area in which outdoor recreation will be carried out, hygiene products should be required. In addition, the choice of such items should be based on the conditions that exist at the camping site. For example, if there is no shower or a source of water at the stop, then you need to take wet wipes with you. Additionally required to be available:

  1. shampoo, liquid soap;
  2. toothpaste and brush, mouthwash;
  3. antibacterial liquids, antiseptic spray;
  4. toilet paper;
  5. baby powder;
  6. microfiber towel.

It should be said that it is recommended to purchase hygiene products that are biodegradable for outdoor recreation. As a result, environmental pollution can be prevented.

11 – Protective equipment

Camping is always accompanied by the presence of insects that bother. The biggest problem is t mosquitoes, which not only unpleasantly buzz and bite but are also carriers of various diseases. There are also other types of insects that can make the holiday less enjoyable. Therefore, you should know what you need for comfortable camping. In this case, it is recommended to take with you means that can drive away insects.

If you are travelling to nature in the summer, then you should definitely put sunscreen or spray in your backpack. Additionally, you will need a hat (cap) and sunglasses. To protect your lips from dryness, you should purchase a special moisturizing balm.

We wish you interesting trips!

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