There is a lot of camping equipment you need to take along on your trip, all the essentials are probably what takes the most time and space, but that was years ago. We are in the 21 st century now, and that’s why you need to get a camping cot if you don’t already have one. There is a wide variety to choose from, ranging in all different sizes, colors, and prices.
But that’s not the best thing about the camping cots; the best thing is that they actually fold up! This means you don’t need to worry about how you are going to have to rent an RV just to take your family on a little vacation. Once folded, it doesn’t take up much more space than all your other camping equipment!
Not all of the camping cots fold up, so if you don’t have a problem with space then you don’t need one that does! The normal camping cots are just as great though, they also have a large variety or shapes, colors, and sizes and are ideal for the outdoors.
As for the camping equipment, it would depend on where you are going and what you are going to do. If you are going fishing, cycling, skiing, hunting, etc. you will need all the things to do so, in addition, you will need your food, sleeping arrangements, appliances if there is going to be electricity where you are going.
If you are going on a family vacation in the forest or in your RV there are a lot more things you will need to consider. For example, food, tents or alternate sleeping arrangements, toiletries, and braai equipment because you are more than likely not going to have use of electricity. You also need to know if there is going to be water available for you to use for cooking, drinking, showering, etc. and if there isn’t then you are going to have to take a water barrel along. Then at least you can keep yourself clean.
A shovel is also a must when going camping in a place where you are going to sleep in a tent and braai. The shovel can and will be needed for many things, like getting the fire going, instead of using a pole or stick as most people do, the shovel does a great job! It is also used for leveling of your sleeping area. You cannot sleep comfortably or even put your camping cot in your tent on uneven terrain.
If you do not have a survival kit or first aid kit ready and packed in with your camping equipment, you shouldn’t be going anywhere! You never know when you might need it, there are a lot of insects in forests and you mite needs some ointment or if someone falls and grazes there knee. So always have that kit with you. It is a small bag and will fit perfectly under your camping cot.