Article courtesy of Kupper Automotive
Everyone knows to bring a tent and a sleeping bag when they camp, but these six essential items might be overlooked by a camping novice.
Fire starting objects. An essential part of camping is sitting around the campfire and either relaxing or stressing out with worry over the potential of one of your kids tripping over a stick and landing face first in a pile of hot ashes. It is, therefore, essential you bring fire-starting supplies.
- Wood. This can usually be purchased at the campsite host or at a nearby location. In some places there is enough wood on the ground to gather and burn. Chopping down a tree is probably not the best method for gathering wood, especially if you forgot to bring an axe.
- Kindling and tinder. You don’t need to bring kindling. You just have to find it. The same goes for tinder.
- Matches or a lighter. Unless you’re Grizzly Adams, you’ll find it difficult to start a fire without matches or a lighter. Lighter fluid isn’t a bad idea either.