Every year lot of people around the globe go out for recreation activities. So prefer to go for fishing, some for camping and some for hunting. Some people don’t know what they should carry with them when they are going for outdoor activity.
There are some things which are not necessary to bring but there are certain things that are essential if you planning to go for camping, hunting, etc. If you are also planning something like this, then you should take these outdoor essentials with you because they are very helpful for you.
1. Camping Tent
The first and foremost important thing that you should have is camping tent. Two-person water resistant tent made of nylon is a best choice, particularly, if you have to carry it.
Two person-tent is enough but we highly recommend you for a bigger one, so you have more room to store some other tools at night.
2. First Aid
It’s really important to carry and knowing how to use items in the first aid kit when you are going for outing. First aid kits that are pre-assembled take the guesswork out of building your own, but some people prefer to use a customized kit according their needs.
There are some necessary items that every first aid kit should include like gauze pads, disinfecting ointment, adhesive bandages of various sizes, over-the-counter pain medication, nitrile gloves etc.,.
Number of people involved and duration of trip also influence the contents of your kit.
3. Sleeping Bag
May be you are thinking of sleeping bag as a glorified bed sheets, but that’s not the case this time. We highly recommend you sleeping bag having a hood to keep your head as toasty as toes.
You also need to consider about the temperature too. If you are planning for a summer than your sleeping bag is different from the one which is used in winter.
4. Pocket Knife
Knives are very important outdoor tool for food preparation, gear repair, cutting rope or other emergency needs. Every adult in your group should have a good pocket knife.
Basic knife include a single foldable blade, but some knives include multi-tools e.g. can opener, a scissor, screwdrivers, etc.
Depending upon your requirements, you need a backpack, so you can carry small gears with you when you leave your campsite. There are lot of backpacks available in the market with tons of features like small pockets, detachable rain cover, extra portion for drinkable water, etc.
A good flashlight is really important for every adult in your group when you are out on camping. Just make it is waterproof and sturdy enough to handle a normal drop. You should also carry extra battery cells with it.
7. Extra Food
It’salways a good practice to carry at least one day’s extra food with you. Because you don’t know any time something might get wrong and you have to stay for extra time.
It’s better to carry those food items that you don’t need to cook, like dried fruits, energy bars, nuts, etc.
In case of any emergency, you should have some reliable supplies with you to start and maintain a fire. For many outdoorsmen, it’s a disposable butane lighter, but matches are also suitable as long as they are stored in a waterproof container.
Firestarter, is an element that helps you to jump-start a fire when needed and is absolutely necessary in wet conditions. The ideal firestarter ignites rapidly and sustains heat for more than a few seconds. Some recommended firestarters are candles, dry tinder tucked away in a plastic bag, priming paste or may be lint trappings from a household clothes dryer.
These were essential gears when you are out for an activity. There are some other items too but that are not necessary.