Let's take a look at the items which you really do need to include on your essential camping checklist:
Tent and Bedding
Having spent the day in the great outdoors everyone would like to have a comfortable night's sleep. That is why your tent and bedding should be at the very top of your camping checklist.
You may have to set your tent up on rough and muddy ground for the night, however with a decent tent and bedding will you can still get a good night's sleep. In addition, if you find that you need shade during the day, then you will find a tent to be essential.
A tent will also provide protection from the wildlife that roams the outdoors at night, and even keep out things such as mosquitoes and snakes at bay.
Food and Water
It almost goes without saying that you will need to keep your strength up when you go camping! That makes food and water an essential item in your camping checklist.
There are some campers who will be able to depend on the the things that nature provides such as fish, fruits, and vegetation when they go camping. However, for those who are not skilled in finding there own food, then bringing along food will make things a lot easier.
You might think that water is everywhere, however finding a usable water source can be very difficult. So you need to make sure that your water supply will be adequate to make it last for the duration of your camping trip.
Having the right equipment to cook your meals on is essential for camping trips. So make sure you have them on your camping checklist.
Make sure to include a stove, to cook your meals or even warm them up when cold. Having a warm meal for breakfast is a good way to start the day well, and hot meals at night are definitely a good idea.
You should also include the cooking pans, which you can also eat from in order to save room. Don't forget to include some utensils to make eating easier for everyone.