When camping, you want to bring as little as possible and still be prepared for anything. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the 11 things you need for your next camping trip! Whether you are camping in Lassen National Park or camping at home with friends and family, this article has got you covered.

Camping Coffee Press – This is one of those items that seem like a luxury but it will save your life (or at least make camping more enjoyable). The camp coffee press allows you to brew hot water from cold water instantly – meaning less time waiting around boiling water on the stove. It is also super lightweight and compact, making it extremely easy to bring camping. You can even take this camping with you on a backpacking trip!

Tent – This one is a no-brainer. You need a tent to camp! Make sure to bring the right size for your group and be familiar with how to set it up before you leave.

Sleeping Bags & Pads – A good night’s sleep is key when camping. Make sure to bring sleeping bags and pads that will keep you warm and comfortable all night long.

Backpack – A backpack is essential for carrying all of your camping gear around. Make sure to find one that is the right size and fits comfortably.

Food & Water – It is important to stay hydrated while camping, especially in hot weather! Bring plenty of water (and maybe a few snacks) with you on your trip.

First Aid Kit – Accidents happen, even when camping! Be prepared for any bumps or bruises by bringing a first aid kit along with you on your trip.

Sunscreen & Hats – The sun can be brutal while camping. Make sure to protect yourself from the sun’s rays by wearing sunscreen and a hat.

Bug Spray – Mosquitoes love camping trips just as much as you do, so make sure to bring bug spray to keep them away.

Flashlight – A good flashlight is always handy when camping, especially for nighttime walks around the campsite.

Jacket & Pants – Even if it is hot during the day, temperatures can drop at night in the mountains or desert. Be prepared for any weather by bringing a jacket and pants with you on your camping trip.

Now that you know what you need for your next camping trip, get out there and enjoy nature! Just to pack light and take only the camping gear you need.