“You know, I have always heard that camping in the San Juan Islands can be the experience of a lifetime. C’mon kids, we’re going camping!” Not so fast. You want this to be a fun filled camping experience with lots of excitement, right? Well, if you are new to camping you should know what to bring with you to make the trip more enjoyable. Never fear, read on for some great information on what to bring with you so that it will be an “experience of a lifetime”.
When you go camping you have to bring “stuff” with you. This “stuff” is usually called “camping supplies” and “camping gear”. Two different categories. Camping supplies include your basic food, health and sanitary needs. Your camping gear consists of the equipment you need to actually go camping.
When we talk about camping supplies, such as proper clothing and food items, an experienced camper knows what they are going to need for their length of stay. But, a lot of people are unsure about the camping equipment they should be taking with them and what, at a minimum, they need. In the following paragraphs you will learn some good ideas of what gear or equipment you should be taking with you on your camping trip to the San Juan Islands.
One of the most common pieces of camping gear that you will need to bring with you on your next camping vacation is a tent. Depending on who you are going camping with, you may even need to bring multiple camping tents with you. If you have yet to purchase a camping tent, you will want try and make sure that you purchase a tent or tents that are strong, sturdy, dependable, and waterproof. Even if you are planning on camping in a motor home, you may want to think about bringing a tent, just in case. Many motor home campers prefer spending at least one night in the open wilderness and you may too.
A sleeping bag is another piece of camping gear that you will want to make sure that you bring along with you. If you are camping with your family or your romantic partner, you will want to make sure that you have enough sleeping bags to go around. Although you may assume that a light sleeping bag is good in the summertime, you may still want to think about bringing along a heavy style sleeping bag. These types of sleeping bags are good in case the weather suddenly turns cold.
Important information here. When you buy your sleeping bag also buy a sleeping mattress to go with it. A sleeping pad can make all the difference in the world when it comes to your getting a good night’s sleep or not. Even if the ground appears to be nice and smooth when you lay your sleeping bag down I guarantee about 15 minutes after you lay down you will find that there is a rock poking you in the middle of your back. They don’t cost a lot and can make your camping adventure a real pleasure.
The above mentioned camping gear pieces are just a few of the many camping gear pieces that you may want to think about bringing along with you on your next camping adventure.
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