How To Pack For An Extended Solo Camping Trip?

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How To Pack For An Extended Solo Camping Trip?

There are many instances when a camping backpack can come in use. Whether camping or hiking once you step foot outdoors, you need to be prepared.

Camping out in the wild has a charm that cannot be denied, and it’s a perfect adrenaline fix for those of us who need adventure in our lives.  Whenever we need to do something that helps us feel alive and can get our blood pumping through our veins, this is easily one of the best ways to do it. Not only is it a great experience to add to the stories about your life but it also keeps you fit and inspires you to be your best self.

Let’s be honest, nature can be a dangerous place. You can never know what might happen, so it’s better to always be prepared for every circumstance. In the event of a flood or any other natural disaster, you need to know what to do to survive. If all normal and day to day things are cut off, and you can’t use them, you’d be at the mercy of nature. You need to have the right tools to survive.

What supplies do you need?

Now that you know that the right camping gear is essential. Here’s a few quick suggestions..

  1. You need signal devices such as a light stick, a mirror, and a whistle to avoid getting lost.
  2. You need some packs of waterproof matches and a good spark wheel for starting fires when you require them.
  3. Containers for food and water.
  4. A durable and robust flashlight is critically essential to prevent losing your way in the dark.
  5. A knife is also highly important for cutting, ripping and opening things. You may also need a small ax to chop off wood for bonfires.
  6. It’s no rocket science to figure out that you need a compass to set you back on track in case you stray off the right path.
  7. An emergency blanket and a sleeping bag are must-haves for staying warm and comfortable in the night and for protection from the outdoor elements.

Outdoor camping supplies

These are some of the most common and necessary things you need for surviving the outdoors:


It should come as no surprise that this is first on the list as it has so many benefits. A tent is a must have for camping and hiking alike. It can protect you from various weather conditions and give you shelter from all outdoor elements.

Sun Protection

You need to take special care to pack such items that can protect you from the sun. Sunscreen is more important than you think, so don’t forget to take it along. Hiking all day in the sun can be dangerous if you don’t take special measures against it.

Bear Sprays and Deterrents

Coming face to face with a bear or any other dangerous animal is very much a possibility when it comes to hiking out in the wilderness. This can be life-threatening if you don’t do anything for your safety. Make sure you have things that can save you in the case of such an encounter.

Emergency food

Don’t just pack according to the number of days you’ll be gone. Instead, pack more than necessary. It is very much possible to die from hunger out in the woods, but it can be avoided by being smart.

Hand and foot warmers

It can be a nightmare come through if you’re out in the cold weather and there’s no warmth to be found. These are essential if you want to avoid freezing to death.

Insect Repellant

Make sure to take one or two bottles along to spray your tent and ensure a good night’s sleep without the disturbance of intruding creepy crawlers. These will also save you from bites from such insects as well.

What is in the best camping survival backpack?

Your backpack should have strong and durable heavy-duty zippers. The lining and pockets should be coated for water repellency. It should be easy to carry around and have adjustable straps for comfort.

It should also have additional pockets to store necessities.

Camping Backpack Checklist

  • Knives
  • Map of area
  • Small first-aid kit
  • Water bottle
  • Survival blanket
  • Water Container
  • Fishing line
  • Mini LED flashlight
  • Water purification tablets
  • Water Container
  • Fishing line
  • Headlamp
  • Rope
  • Gloves
  • Lighter
  • Dental floss
  • Personal locator beacon (PLB)
  • Large knife (machete or hatchet)     
  • Cell phone
  • Products for Hygiene

Emergency 72 Hour Survival Bag

In case of an emergency, a standard bug out bag should have items to last you for at least seventy-two hours. It should be strong and durable, should have excellent storage capacity and be affordable but valuable.

What goes in a Three-day survival pack?

  • Enough food and water for 72 hours
  • Vitamin
  • A first aid kit
  • Necessary clothes
  • Fire-starters
  • Maps and travel information
  • Camping equipment
  • Bedding items
  • Medical records
  • Battery radip
  • Flashlight, glow sticks
  • Portable solar Charger
  • Cash and change
  • Insurance information
  • Birth certificate or passport.
  • Blade and Knife
  • Duct tape and rope
  • Containers
  • Wire
  • Animal traps
  • Compass
  • Firearms, license, and ammunition
  • Hunting equipment
  • Signal mirror
  • Whistle
  • Rubber
  • Medicine
  • Trash bags
  • Aluminum foil
  • Glue
  • Hatchet
  • Pepper Spray
  • Folding Saw
  • Hygiene products

Stay safe!


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