If you’re looking for an escape from your living room and Netflix after the quarantine is lifted, tent camping is an easy and affordable way to do it! If you haven’t camped in a tent before, or if it’s been a while, now is a great time to do some research so you’re prepared.
To us, a successful camping trip means you 1 – return home safe 2 – followed all the rules 3 – had fun. To break Maslow’s hierarchy of needs down a bit further, staying safe includes having the tools and knowledge to take care of yourself, following the rules means you won’t potentially bring harm to yourself or others, and having fun includes being comfortable (our biggest deal-breaker? Being warm and comfortable enough at night to get plenty of sleep!).
Here is a fairly robust list of the basic gear that you’ll want to make sure your tent camping trip is successful. We group it in a few categories: