If you fancy camping, it is a great outdoor activity you can take part in with your family. In most cases, the camping grounds are usually far from the towns and even small shops which means if you end up forgetting some of the basic necessities there will be no way of getting them until the sessions are over and this can be a great inconvenience. No matter how experienced you think you are in packing to go camping, you should not depend on your memory to get everything organized. When you are writing you packing list, it is good that you start with the basic things so that you do not end up forgetting toiletries which is no way to lie in the woods. Just because you do not want some things running out in the middle of the trip does not mean you have to take the entire supermarket with you but rather you can talk to people who have been doing this for a while to get concrete facts on what to take with you as well as the quantity. It is not fun to carry with you some things you do need because they will only add onto the weight you want to carry and is not a way to live.
Do not be fooled by the temperatures to think that you will not have to bring something warm with you because you can never be too sure about the next time the weather will shift. It is better to have one and not need it other than being left hanging when you need one. Also, know that it is very possible to find bugs wherever you are going and you should buy a cream to keep them away. Make sure you are packing proper clothes depending on the site you will be camping at. Sleepaway camps in the woods call for pants rather than skirts or even dresses. In addition, there is no need to pack clothes for each day especially if the trip will be extending for several weeks. You can wash them or even recycle because no one will be bothering you to look professional all the time.
You will likely get free time in the course of your time at the camping grounds and you ought to have a way to have fun which includes carrying a journal to make entries, books, and even a music system. Also, people who are on prescription medications should not forget them because finding a hospital when you are deep in the forest is not the easiest thing. You need to have painkillers and other essential medications in case of emergencies too.