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Camping Tents To Camping Chairs: Become A Camping World Champion


 Heading out camping? There are plenty of things that you will likely want to bring along for the trip. Of course, you can’t take everything. This is why we have decided to put together this guide on how to travel with just the basics to become a real camping world champion, and to point out some of the camping supplies that you really should be taking.

Get Acquainted With Nature

We highly suggest before you head out you do some research on your camping terrain. Study the local forests and grounds you will be camping on. Learn what Fruits, berries, nuts naturally grow in the area and are safe to eat. Be sure to know what is poisonous and what isn't when it comes to food found in the wild. Is there a natural spring water source close by, be sure the water is safe to drink and boiling your water is always best. Most importantly be sure to treat your grounds with respect, leave your site looking clean, as if it were only affected by nature and not your group.


If someone is having a tick emergency, place a cotton ball that has absorbed a fair amount of liquid dish soap and place it on the tick for easy removal!

Camping Tents

Yes. A tent. We know that this is obvious, but we also know that there are people out there who will look at this list and say “hey, they didn’t mention a tent, maybe we don’t need to bring one!”

Obviously, when you are choosing a tent, you will want to make sure that you choose the right size for you and all your equipment. Do not get something too large. It is just extra weight.

Bring Mosquito Repellent!

If you prefer natural you can try burning some sage!

Cooking Equipment

Next up is something that you can cook with. There are so many different cookers out there. We recommend that you research to find out which one is right for you based on size and the type of thing you are going to be cooking with it. Obviously, a family going camping will need something completely different to a solo backpacker.

Of course, you are going to need to bring along some food to cook too during your trip! We suggest looking up a couple of ‘camping recipes’. Plenty of them out there. Don’t cook the things that you would normally cook at home. That is just not fun!

Camping Shower

Don't want to pay for an expensive camping shower? Make one yourself! See instructions here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Camping-Shower-1/

Sleeping Bag

You need to stay warm. Choose a sleeping bag that is right for the season. Many people will also bring along a pillow, but if you want to cut down on the amount of equipment you are carrying, this is not strictly important.


Unless you are camping in the Arctic Circle somewhere, it is going to get dark of an evening. You will need to be able to see in the dark. This means bringing along a flashlight. You may also bring along a headtorch. They are much easier to use. They help to keep your hands free.


You will be surprised at how useful a knife will come in during a camping trip. We suggest that you get your hands on a good quality knife. Carry it around with you always. You never know when something needs to be cut or poked.

Bug Repellent

If you are going in the height of summer, then there will be bugs everywhere. You will want to keep them away from you. This is why we suggest bringing some bug repellent. Citronella candles will do the same thing.

Campfire Supplies

Finally; it is not a camping trip without a campfire. So, bring along some campfire supplies. Buy something that you can use to light the fire. If you can, also bring along something which you can use to start the fire e.g. lint, or some fatwood (you can purchase this from most camping suppliers). Learn how to build a fire before you travel. It will make your life a lot easier. As always if there are any supplies you still need visit our camping department at www.departmentexpress.com for the highest quality equipment for the lowest prices!



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