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10 Things You Should Bring Camping This Summer

It’s time to head outside and set out on some adventures! While not everyone can afford to jet-set off to a luxury beach resort, it’s likely that you live near a provincial or national park, making camping a fun and low-cost option. Hiking, swimming, star gazing are just some of the things that you can do when you go on a camping trip.

Camping can be a great time to spend quality time with your friends or family and summer is the best time of year to go. Whether you fancy going away for a weekend camping trip or a whole family 2-week vacation for a summer holiday, camping is a brilliant idea. If you’re the outdoors type, this will be right up your alley, but even if you’re not, camping might pleasantly surprise you.

Unfortunately, packing can be a difficult task, and it’s crucial in ensuring a successful outing with nature and maintaining your good health. The last thing you want to do is be in the middle of the woods and remember you forgot a prescription medication. Therefore, be prepared if you’re planning a camping trip.

You need to be equipped with all the right summer camping essentials to prepare for hot weather, bugs, mosquitoes, rain, cold, sweat and sunburns. You’ll also want to be prepared for any burns, scratches, cuts or bumps that are bound to happen on an active camping trip. A first-aid kit is one of the most important camping essentials you should bring. Don’t arrive at your campsite without it, and be sure to take it on your excursions, as well.

Here is The Ultimate Packing List for Camping in Canada (Health Package):

  1. First-aid kit including roll bandages, adhesive tape, sterile gauze pads, cotton swabs, cotton pads, bee sting kit, sterile compress, splinting materials, an assortment of bandages, poison ivy cream, hot/cold packs, latex gloves, hydrogen peroxide
  2. Sunscreen, sunburn lotion, burn ointment, lip balm with SPF
  3. Insect repellant, bug spray
  4. Personal prescriptions (make sure you have enough for the entire trip), any EpiPens or inhalers
  5. Antacid tablets, mild laxative
  6. Antihistamine medication, ibuprofen, sinus medication
  7. Nail clippers, tweezers
  8. Thermometer
  9. Eye drops
  10. Tissues

In addition to your health package, you will want to remember some of the other basics:

  • Matches
  • Rope
  • Tarps
  • Lantern, flashlight or headlamp
  • Maps and compass
  • Alternate weather wear
  • Pocket knife

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, Have Fun

Camping is a great Canadian pastime in the summer. Being with family and friends in the great outdoors is a wonderful adventure for all ages.

So, make sure you do everything you can to stay safe and healthy so your fun time will be a memorable one for years to come.