Unless you are going to survive with sandwiches alone, it’s important that you plan to bring some charcoal, fire starters, wood, matches, skillet, utensils, and bowls/ cups/plates.
Check if the site allows campfires. Keep sand nearby just in case the fire needs to be put out quickly. Here's how to make a campfire which lasts!
You will get dirty in the woods, I am not saying that you should carry soap, toothpaste, toothbrush everywhere but remember to at least have some toilet paper to stay as clean as possible…(just saying)
TIP: always carry hand sanitizer. Use baby wipes to get rid of dirt, and remember to bring garbage bags and use them to separate clean and dirty clothes!
Think about a set of binoculars, bring along a camera, maps, books, a sturdy camping chair, a cooler or anything which should add up to the experience. These suggestions will make any trip in the woods much more enjoyable.
Camping involves rough terrain so make sure to wear the right camping clothes in order to avoid strains and sprains. You don't want to be caught by rain without a waterproof coat. Nature outdoor is not the same as in the urban jungle, just so you know and Murphy's laws will hit you without knowing it.
Choose the right socks and shoes so that you avoid blisters.
Keep a first-aid kit in case there are some cuts and scrapes along the way. It's going to be useful when you'll get back home as well. Did you know that the kitchen is the most common place where accidents happen?
It’s important that you leave the campsite in the same conditions as you found it!
Throw away any trash (that mean bringing it home), make sure the fire is fully extinguished, and pack your gear neat and tidy for the road back home.
Your turn now! What would you add to the list?