Essential Camping Supplies for an Outdoor Trip

With Fathers day coming up why not take your dad on a camping trip. A camping trip would allow you to get some quality time with your old man and experience the great outdoors. To ensure you have the perfect camping trip, we have a list of essential supplies that will make your get-away all the better.

Outside Camping


The first thing you will need is a tent. Depending on how many people you plan on camping with, will dictate what size tent you need.  You don’t have to break the bank either. You can buy a tent as low as thirty dollars.

Next, you will need sleeping bags, this is optional but if you want to make your camping experience a little more cozy grab a sleeping bag to sleep inside your tent.

Unless you want to sit on the dirt ground or on hard logs bring some chairs and a picnic table. Now you have a place to sit down with your dad and enjoy some hotdogs and hamburgers.

It gets pretty dark in the woods so you want to make sure you bring a flashlight or lantern. A lantern can come in handy for those late-night restroom breaks, you want to make sure you can see where you are going.

Now if you love toasty marshmallows as much as we do, make sure you have a fire starter kit to make a lot of delicious smores. Unless you want to put your scout skills to the ultimate test.

Essential Camping Supplies

You are sure to get thirsty staying in the great outdoors for a night or two, so make sure to bring a canteen and a water filter.

Plus bring Toilet Paper! As much as you think you need.

Lastly safety first! If your hiking or canoeing bring a first aid kit. It’s better to be safe than sorry.


Now those are the essentials but you may also want to pack along these items:

  • Pocket Knife
  • A camping pillow
  • Navigation tool
  • Rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Firewood (if you don’t want to find it yourself )
  • Trash bags