The time to enjoy the camping as a lifestyle is finally here! A few memorable days filled with relaxation, fun and endless entertainment lie in store. There’s nothing better than a camping getaway, surrounded by nature and, above all, good company.
If you’re still not sure what to take with you, note down the essentials you will need every day for a camping lifestyle. Grab a pen and paper and get ready!
Things you simply must take with you to enjoy the camping lifestyle
Campsites are usually equipped with fabulous facilities to ensure your stay has everything. However, in addition to all the services you are offered, make sure you don’t leave the essentials at home and guarantee your experience is even better. Take a look at our list!
Basic hygiene and first aid items
We know it’s obvious but it’s worth reminding you, don’t you think? Despite all the rushing around, make sure you don’t leave your toiletries at home. However, you don’t need to fill your toiletry bag to the brim: while enjoying the camping lifestyle all you need is shower gel, shampoo, toothpaste, a toothbrush and a towel that doesn’t take up much space. That’s it, you won’t need any other toiletries!
Try to limit the number of products to reduce your luggage’s weight. This is key! Set aside any “maybes”. We’re sure you won’t need them!
In addition, it’s handy to include a small first aid kit containing painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicines, antihistamines, oxygenated water for disinfecting and, of course, plasters or bandages. That’s more than enough!
Protecting your skin is essential
It might seem silly but another essential is sunscreen suited to your skin. When you get to your destination you’ll realise why! In addition, we recommend that you also take an anti-mosquito spray. These are two key products for the camping lifestyle.
Without these two essentials, your idyllic getaway can become the opposite because of annoying bites and burns, so these products should be the first things in your suitcase!
Whenever you’re going away and especially if you’re going to be enjoying the camping lifestyle, you must take your ID document or passport and, if you’re travelling abroad, your European health card. Make sure you take not only your documentation, but also that of your family members who will be accompanying you. That includes children! Consequently, should any unexpected circumstances arise, such as a particularly bothersome bite, you can be seen to at the nearest health centre.
Depending on the type of camping lifestyle you wish to experience, whether at a campsite or outdoors in a tent, you should take cash and store it in different places in your luggage. Why so? Because you will probably come across establishments that don’t accept credit cards. It’s best to be prepared, don’t you think?
What clothing is most suited to the camping lifestyle?
This is the most frequently asked question when it comes to camping. It’s true that the answer will vary according to the preferences of the people travelling, but make sure you never leave your swimming costume and a warmer item of clothing at home. We know what you’re thinking: these two items are complete opposites. There is an explanation for this. At campsites, mornings are usually warm but it gets cool when night falls. So we’re sure you’ll need both!
Furthermore, you should take comfortable footwear, flip flops for the swimming pool or showers, shorts and long trousers, and t-shirts made from fabrics that crease as little as possible. Have you thought of everything?
Villamar Campsite would like to give you a little piece of advice regarding your camping lifestyle. Make sure you put your name on your clothing if you will be taking it to the laundry facility or if you’ll be hanging it out to dry in a public area. This will ensure you always know what’s yours, even if your clothes get mixed up with somebody else’s.
Still got space in your suitcase? Add the latest accessories!
A good camper never forgets their sunglasses and a summer hat to protect them from the sun during the hottest moments of the day. Have you got them in your case already? In addition, a large scarf or sarong always comes in handy when you need to improvise: you can cover your shoulders if it gets cooler, or you can even use one as a tablecloth.
Don’t forget that there are often storms during summer thanks to the changing weather, so make sure you grab a rain jacket and the smallest umbrella you have. They may come in handy!
Now you have everything you need to enjoy the camping lifestyle!
Is your suitcase packed? Make sure to take your camping essentials. Leave space like any good camper for possible shopping purchases you’ll make while away on your break. Now all you need to do is fully enjoy the camping lifestyle experience, which is sure to be unique! Let us know how your holiday goes and if there is anything else you consider an essential. Here at Villamar Campsite we love learning from you!