Camping is a great outdoor sport, having fun with family and friends. It is a great way of experiencing nature in its original form. Camping can be done in various places, environment and seasons. Camping in summer is different than camping in winter, so camping in the forest than camping in the desert. There are many camping items that can be used in any weather. But in terms of clothing, you may require additional warm clothing and a sub 0°C sleeping bag for winter camping. Here are a list of essential items for your camping trip and items that can be part of your camping kit.
Essential Items for Your Camping Kit
Rucksack Bag (यात्रा के लिए उपयोग होने वाला थैला)
Sleeping Bag (as per season) (सोने के लिए उपयोग किया जाने वाला थैला)
Tent (Double Layer) (तम्बू)
Mattress (पतला गद्दा)
Water Bottle (750ml) (पानी की बोतल ७५० मिलीलीटर)
Medical Kit (दवाईयों के समूह का थैला)
Toiletry Kit (स्नान करने के सामान रखने का थैला)
Poncho and Rain Paint (बरसाती)
Rain Cover for Rucksack (यात्रा करने वाले थैले की बरसाती)
Hiking Shoes, Boots (पर्वतारोहण के जूते, जूत)
Clothing (as per season) (शरीर पर पहनने वाले कपडे, मौसम के अनुसार)
Cookware Set (खाना बनाने के उपकरणों का समूह)
Food Supply (Ready to Eat meals) (डिब्बाबंद तैयार खाना)
Swiss army knife (बहुआयामी चाकू, कैंची, आरी, इत्यादि का समूह)
Head Lamp (सर पर लगाई जाने वाली प्रकाश करने वाली युक्ति)
Fire Starter (आग जलाने वाला उपकरण)
Items that can be part of your Camping kit
Trekking Stick (पहाड़ी रास्तों पर काम आने वाली छड़ी)
Cooking Stove (खाना बनाने का छोटा चूल्हा)
Gas Canister for Cooking (गैस के पात्र, चूल्हे के लिए)
Hiking Knife (पर्वतारोहण वाला चाकू)
Wood Axe (कुल्हाड़ी)
Wood Saw (आरी)
Camping Chair (सुविधाजनक कुर्सी)
Camping Table Chair Set (सुविधाजनक मेज-कुर्सी का समूह)
Water Bag (Up To 5L) (पानी रखने का थैला ५ लीटर)
A rucksack bag is used to put all your necessary camping items in one place, in an organized way. You can tie your tent, mattress outside and put the sleeping bag and other camping items inside. 65L to 80L rucksac bag would be enough for 5-10 days camping trip.
A sleeping bag is an essential item for multiday camping, hiking trip. Choose your sleeping bag according to the season and most importantly according to weather conditions in your camping area. Use sub 0°C sleeping bag even in summertime, if your camping in areas like Uttrakhand, J&K, Himachal.
A tent is used if you are going for multiday camping, trekking trip. Use good quality double layer tent because, in a single layer tent, continuous raining would wet the internal surface of the tent and it would be very uncomfortable to sleep inside the wet tent.
A mattress is a very useful item for camping. You can use it to sit down and take some rest while trekking, inside tent to sleep over it, on the ground to enjoy near the fire. Take a lightweight mattress with you, avoid taking yoga mattress because they are bulky and weights a lot.
The water bottle is a necessity in every sport. You do jogging, running, trekking, camping, It makes your body sweat and you need water to re-hydrate your body. The water bottle comes into mind when you feel thirsty. Choosing the size of the water bottle is very important to be effective in sport. 750ml water bottle is an ideal one for every sport.
The Rain cover protects your rucksack bag from rain as well as from dust. In travel, it gives a tactical advantage to the traveller by protecting rucksack from water splashes, dust, rain and helps in keep going.
Clothing (शरीर पर पहनने वाले कपडे, मौसम के अनुसार)
Clothing can vary from season to season but some basic clothing can be T-shirts (2), Hiking/Trekking shirts (2), Hiking/Trekking pants (2), Fleece Gloves (1-Pair), Fleece cap (1), Warm Fleece Top (2-7°C), Warm base layer (1-Pair), Duck down Jacket (-5 to -10°C). This basic clothing is quite enough for 5-10 days trekking, camping trip. Check out Men's clothing and Women's clothing
The cookware set can be a simple 500ml mug or a full set of utensils. This depends on your camping trip. This is a necessary item for camping to cook food.
The items of your Food supply depends on your camping days. If you are going for a day or two than 1/2 kg OATS, 1/2 kg SATTU, 4 Knorr soups, 4-5 Energy Bars and 1-2 ready to eat meals would be enough for one person. If you are going for multiday camping than calculate your ration accordingly.
The Swiss Army Knife is a multi-tool item. It serves many purposes like cutting, breaking glass, sewing, screw driver, bottle opener, food can opener. This is a must-have item for every trekker, especially if you are going for a multiday trekking/camping.
The Head-Lamp would be your only source of light during the night except for fire. So headlamp is very important, choose the AA/AAA replaceable battery-powered headlamp rather than inbuilt battery powered headlamp. Some people have faced issues with an inbuilt battery-powered headlamp and the inbuilt battery can explode in extreme temperatures.
The trekking stick is a helpful item for beginners, old age people and provides a little extra support while you are trekking. It also helps a lot while you trek from top to bottom on the mountain.
The wood saw can be taken on a camping trip, if you would cook your food on the wood fire. Wood saw takes more time to cut the woodblock into pieces. But it cuts cleanly than the wood axe.
The camping table chair set is an ideal choice if you are camping in a group of 2 or 3. It is a great choice to carry a single item which can be used by 2-4 people rather than carrying individual chairs for every person in the group.
Note: Your backpack weight with all the necessary items should not exceed 18 kg for a comfortable hiking, trekking, camping experience!