5 Camping Must-Haves For Your Next Camping Trip
Camping has been on the rise in Kenya as a lot of people travel the country, the countryside and sample what the country has to offer. MumsVillage has compiled a list of 13 family-friendly camping sites in Kenya that range from Maasai Mara, Meru, Sagana, Naivasha and Nyahururu areas.
We have also compiled July and August Holiday Camps available for your tweens and teens.
1. Campsite Gear
Campsite gear includes sleeping bags, pegs, tent, sleeping pads, backpacking packs, stove and cookpot, water treatment or filter equipment. When it comes to camping site gear, carry a lot of pillows and blankets for everyone.
It is also advisable to carry enough camping chairs for everyone, flashlights, lanterns and extra batteries.
Carry socks, waterproof jackets, hiking shoes, pyjamas, hats, and raincoats. Remember to also carry personal items. More often than not, these are forgotten as people pack tents and binoculars.
Include personal items such as underclothes, sunscreen, toothpaste and toothbrushes, wipes, toilet paper, soap, medical supplies, combs and make sure everyone remembers to carry their own.
3. Kitchen Items
Carry a stove, matches, foil, plastic plates and when possible, a cooler with ice. Additionally, carry garbage bags so as to keep your camping area clean during your stay and before you leave. It’s essential to not leave garbage that can harm the environment as well as wild animals.
4. Navigation Items
This depends on the camping site and the camping experience you choose. Carry a GPS tracker, mosquito/insect repellent, a portable charger and a map. Maps and trackers will help you find water or emergency exits in case of an accident. It’s also wise to carry a compass.
5. Food and Water
Food and water boost our morales and gives us the energy to continue walking or investigate our new territories. Without them, you are more susceptible to dehydration, hypothermia, altitude sickness and end up not enjoying yourself.
Camping is a great way to enjoy family time and requires a lot of time before setting out. If possible, prepare a checking list of the least important items to the most important items. This is because the small items like matches, an extra set of underwears or lanterns end up being forgotten.