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Family Camping – Essential Things to Carry

When going for family camping you must carry along your camping stuff. There are many things you can carry to the venue. The materials you carry along will differ depending on the venue you chose for camping, the type of camping conveniences around and the weather. For kayaking, backpacking and canoe camping or any other form of camping that requires gear weight, consider some of the lightweight packing ideas suggested below.

Bed-covers and other bedding requirements should come first in your check list. Normally, you will need a sleeping bag and a canvas for the ground. However, for family camp excursions you will require properly sized tents, a stake puller and a hammer.

Remember also to carry extra tent stakes. You can use tarpaulins that are a bit larger than your tent’s floor so as to cover it in avoiding dust from entering into the tent. If you wish to keep the tent tidy and clean you can carry a small mat and a broom.

There are many choices available when selecting sleeping or bedding material. For instance, you can try camp pads such as Coleman Rest Easy pad or air mattresses, pillows, sleeping bags and blankets. A Coleman shelter will keep you away from high temperatures and dust.

Another important thing that you need in your checklist is the clothes you will wear. Obviously the weather will determine the garments you carry for family camping. The activities will also determine the type of clothes you carry along. If your trip is just for the weekend you will carry about three sets of clothes, a rain gear, a sweatshirt, a jacket and something to sleep in.

If you want to go hiking you can carry long pants, socks and a pair of hiking shoes. For swimming or any other water related activities don’t forget to carry your headgear, swimsuit and a pair of sandals that you can put on at the beach. If your trip is long you can make use of laundry services at the campsite. This allows you to carry many clothes with you.

It is necessary that you maintain high levels of hygiene at the camping trip. Therefore, ensure that you carry toiletries with you. Keep the toiletries in waterproof cans in case of any conveniences by your campsite or carry at least one of the many types of Coleman camp showers. Carry washing and bathing soaps, dental care products and other first aid medicine and equipment.

The family camping stuff can be packed in rugged duffel bags or rubber totes. The heavy luggage problem can be simplified if everyone packs his or her own tote and shower bag. Beach toys, swimsuits and rain materials should be packed in a different bag because they are rarely used.

Family camping can be successful only if you carry the correct camping stuff. You can also use a laundry bag to separate clean clothes from the unclean.

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