During these holidays, camping is one of the greatest outdoor activities which are suitable for one person but also for the entire family. However, the experience you will get will depend on organized you are in packing and this is something you cannot afford to take for granted. Human beings, no matter how sharp the memory is, can forget and this is why you need to write down the things you should take with you to camp so that you do not forget the essential. 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. You do not have to take a lot of them and you can talk to people who have done it before for directions on the essential things which should not lack in your packing list. You should purpose to stay as light as possible.
People cannot control the weather which is why you need to be prepared for what might happen next and this means carrying a warm jacket with you. You cannot count on the weather being good all the time which is why you ought to think about what you will do in the event things go south. You should also be aware of bugs and carry a cream to repel them. 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. Remember that you do not need all those clothes you think you need and a few of them will be okay. 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. The truth is that finding a medical center when you are so far away from the towns or villages is not easy which is why you should not forget your prescription medication. You need to have painkillers and other essential medications in case of emergencies too.