Most Common Mistakes When Packing For Camping

Camping is great fun but can also be a lot of work. If you don’t pack right, you’ll return to the car whenever needed. There are many things to remember when packing for camping, so here are some common mistakes that people make when they go camping:

Not including a first-aid kit

Whenever we talk about trips with our friends from Traveling Sapiens, especially camping and hiking trips, there is one thing they swear about—the first-aid kit. It is crucial to have access to medical attention in case of an emergency, as not having it can be risky. A first aid kit is an absolute must-have for yourself or everyone in your group. In addition to bandages, antiseptic wipes, and gauze pads (which you can use as makeshift bandages) include:

  • Pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
  • Antihistamines such as Benadryl.
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication such as Immodium.
  • Insect repellent containing DEET.
  • Sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.

It would help if you remembered your bedding.

When packing for a camping trip, it’s easy to forget the essentials. You’ve got your tent and sleeping bag, but do you have enough bedding to keep yourself warm at night?

Everyone must have their pillow and sleeping bag or blanket–especially if children are in the group. Consider bringing two extra blankets if one gets lost or damaged. If there is only one adult with all of these items packed up already, consider asking someone else travelling with them if they would mind sharing their things and helping set up camp when everyone arrives at their destination (and vice versa).

I need to bring more clothing.

When packing for camping, the first thing to remember is to bring comfortable and practical clothes. Refrain from overloading yourself with too many items; you want to avoid lugging around many things you won’t wear.

Remember the essentials, like underwear and socks! Bring clothing that can be easily washed in cold water at the campsite or laundromat if necessary–this will save time and energy throughout your trip, making sure everyone gets clean while they’re away from home (and doesn’t smell like they just rolled around in dirt all day). Remembering shoes is essential; even if your feet aren’t dirty enough for flip-flops, they could still get muddy!

We need to bring the correct type of tent.

If you’re going camping with a group, your tent should be large enough to fit everyone comfortably. If too many people are in the tent and it’s crowded, it could become very uncomfortable when sleeping and cause arguments between friends who need space.

Furthermore, If there is an issue with rain or high winds during your trip, having a waterproof tent will keep everyone safe from getting wet or injured by flying objects outside the shelter. You also want to ensure that setting up your new cover is easy so no one gets frustrated trying to put it together when they could be doing other things like having fun!

Another important factor when choosing which type of tent is how easy it will be when disassembling after using it for several days straight without being able to clean up before heading home again.”

We need to bring more food, water, and firewood.

If you need to remember to pack food and water, there are a few things you can do. First, remember that camping is about spending time with friends and family in nature! So if you forgot to bring enough food or water (or both), don’t fret! You can always head back home for more supplies before heading out again.

If this isn’t an option, there are other ways to get by without enough supplies. For example, if one group member has forgotten their tent stake bag at home but has plenty of stakes left over from previous trips, they could lend them out, so everyone else can easily set up their tents. Or if someone else forgot their sleeping bags but has brought some extra blankets that aren’t theirs either, offer those up as well. These types of situations always happen when people often go camping enough together. So don’t worry too much about being unprepared because most likely someone else has everything you need. Alternatively, they may know where else we can find it.

Bringing too many gadgets and electronics

The biggest mistake you can make when packing for camping is bringing too many gadgets and electronics. The problem with this is that most devices, like cameras and smartphones, will not work in the great outdoors. If you break or lose your phone while camping, it will be difficult (or impossible) to replace it.

The most significant mistake people make when packing for camping is bringing electronics that need charging–especially if they need solar panels or other ways of recharging them away from civilization. Getting any device that requires electricity is probably not a good idea. You should know how much power each item uses and how often it needs recharging during your trip so that you can plan accordingly. Bring along enough batteries or other forms of power supply with which to keep everything running smoothly throughout your journey into nature.

You are not checking to see if you need a permit.

You should always check to see if you need a permit to camp where you plan on staying. Some areas require them, while others have no rules limiting where or when you can camp.

Some places allow camping for free, but many charge fees for overnight stays and sometimes for day use. Also, some even limit how many days people can stay in one place! Knowing these details before heading out is essential so that you only end up paying what is necessary or getting kicked out of your campsite because someone else has already claimed it as theirs for the next three months (which happened once).


With these tips, you’ll be able to pack for your next camping trip with ease. If you have any questions about what gear or supplies you need, check out our other articles on preparing for different camping trips!

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