If you ask my family, including me in the living room, if we like to go camping, the answer is always a resounding “YES”.
Except for me, of course.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not a party pooper. But being a mom and hearing the word ‘camping’ might not be as exciting as it used to be when you’re just a college student and your circle of friends came up with the idea of having fun in the mountains.
Being a mom and hearing the word ‘camping’ means an excruciating ‘planning’ and how you’ll execute the plan. I definitely have a husband whose muscle will help in getting that tent set up in the middle of the forest, but usually, husbands and camping activities are just words that go together. Since my partner in crime is in charge and more than happy to plan the camping activities this time, I’m the woman in charge of making sure that all camping essentials are ready.
It’s easy said than done. Forgetting one of these essentials would mean a camping activity is missed out, a part of personal hygiene is left out or in other words, utter disaster and stress.
So here, I compiled camping essentials in 4 categories to help you organize: Medical, Gears, Kitchen and Personal:
Medical Camping Essentials:
- First Aid Kit
- Allergy, Flu, and Other Over-The-Counter Medicines
- Bug Spray
- Topical oils and essentials
I guess being a mother in charge of camping essentials changes everything. It differs with having to list down the priorities in your camping. I would say and in my many, many experiences, as a mom or not, physical injuries, forg