Camping is an outdoor adventure that should not happen on a whim. It is an activity that will require careful planning, as the logistical requirements can be quite strict and sensitive. A missing tent peg or forgetting to bring a can opener can easily turn the camp into a disaster.
Things get much more difficult when the camping may require some hike (which always happens, by the way). But you can still prevent all these glitches if you and your friends plan things out.
If you are looking for some ways on how you can make your camp’s logistics much more efficient, here are some of the things you ought to keep in mind.
Go for multi-purpose items
Save a lot of space in your bag or rucksack by bringing equipment and tools that can double as something else. These will keep you from bringing another tool, which can eat a portion of your bag’s space. A Swiss knife is a fine example. You can also bring an electronic mug, as it can double as a soup maker or a container where you can cook your noodles.
Bring only what’s important
Fight the urge to bring materials, especially if you are not sure if they will make you comfortable once you have started camping. To narrow your implements down, you can list down all your possible needs and dilemmas and match them with the right tools. Once you have listed down the tools, that’s when you can start eliminating.
If you have a group, it would be nicer and much more efficient if each one of you has an assignment. That way, you will minimize the number of things that the group should bring. For example, you can volunteer to bring the deluxe Kodiak canvas 10X14 from Ironhorse Gear while others can bring water containers, fire-starters, and extra blankets.
These are just some of the things to keep in mind if you want to make your camping logistics work. Always list down your concerns, the things that will address them, and reconsider.