Five must-haves for your camping checklist

Make sure you have all the gear you need for a perfect escape.Make sure you have all the gear you need for a perfect escape.
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Camping is the perfect opportunity to unplug and enjoy nature. Having the right supplies can make or break your camping experience. So, here’s a handy checklist to make sure you have all the gear you need for a perfect escape.

Pick the perfect tent
A rule of thumb when choosing the tent size is to divide the tent rating in half. For example, if two people will be sleeping in the tent, choose one that is rated for four people. This will give you enough space to sleep comfortably and store your gear.

Bring separate coolers for drinks and food
Most coolers are opened frequently throughout the day to get out drinks. By separating your food from your drinks, you can reduce the number of times the cooler with your food in it is opened, which reduces how quickly your ice will melt. Store coolers in your car at night to avoid wildlife attempting a midnight snack.

Illuminate your tent
Staying up late into the night is one of camping’s simple pleasures. When you head back to your tent, make sure you have a trustworthy lantern so you’re not getting ready to sleep in the dark. Pack back up batteries just in case.

Keep in mind comfortable sleeping
Everyone has different comfort levels. There are cots, air mattresses and a wide variety of sleeping bags you can choose from for your best sleep.

Be prepared with a stove
Many campers rely on cooking all their food on the campfire, however, once it rains and the wood is too wet, they are unable to start a fire and cook their meals. Be sure to pack a camp stove in case of rain or a fire ban. The Coleman RoadTrip Griddle offers portability and easy cleaning, so just don’t forget your propane.

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— News Canada


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