Whats Are The Essentials You Require While Camping?

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  1. perkin steel

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    List up all essential which are required while camping ;);)
     
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  3. Crys B.

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    A good mentality. If you don't' have a strong mind, you can't face danger. (I'm assuming we're talking about camping because society collapsed).

    A 72 hour kit, so that you can be more mobile. Food, water, the basics. Tools.
     
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  4. Travis.s

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    A water proof sheet like a tarp, a knife, fire starter kit, a means of purifying water, first aid kit, flashlight (I prefer the ones that need no batteries), food and water, small cooking pot, a map and if you know how to use it a compass, change of clothing.
    Most other things you could make or acquire your self later on if you know how.
    I have these and a few more items in my B.O.B.
     
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  5. lonewolf

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    a tent or a tarp, some places don't have trees to tie a tarp to, like moorland.
    sleeping bag or blanket.
    first aid kit.
    a flashlight, although it is possible to make one from natural materials.
    a cooking vessel, billy can.
    fire starting equipment.
    water purifying tablets or a filter, although you could just boil it. or make one with sand and charcoal from your fire.
    I would also maybe add something like a "Hobo" stove, I made one out of a medium sized can, this will confine the smoke and flames from your fire and you wont need so much tinder and firewood.
    obviously a good knife and a sharpening stone.
    some food and water to start with although it probably wont last long, there is a limit to how much anyone can carry.
    how about a basic fishing kit? some line and hooks.
     
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  6. Travis.s

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    A fishing kit would be a good idea even if there's no immediate place to fish you could possibly use the fishing line for a snare if you know how to make one.
     
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  7. TexDanm

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    A tent preferably we have monster mosquitos
    a med kit
    fire makings
    bedroll.
    a large kukri
    a water filter
    canteen
    a pot
     
  8. Travis.s

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    Why dose everyone claim to have monster mosquitos?
    Is it some kind of contest I didn't get the memo for?
    But yes i have to agree there all definitely essentials for most environments TexDanm
     
  9. perkin steel

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    Beer is required or not?:):):)
     
  11. Ystranc

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    Brandy or rum weigh a lot less but truthfully I don't usually drink alcohol while sleeping outdoors. I tend to be an early riser and a hangover just ruins the whole experience for me...water, tea or coffee will do for me and they're easier to carry.
     
  12. TexDanm

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    I don't mix my pleasures. When I camp I like to soak up the peace I find in the outdoors. I am the same way about my fishing. Why dull my senses when I'm doing one of my favorite things. I like my beer pretty well but it is for home or a friends place sitting around a fire, in the pool or on the porch and swapping stories. For me it is a social thing. Oh and when my wife and I are watching football. Great time to get slightly snockered and gripe about the referees. My wife is my favorite drinking buddy. I don't do bars because I can't relax around a bunch of drunk strangers. I'm just to paranoid to enjoy that.

    I am however a good half german and Scott I drink but don't have hangovers and do like my beer. When I'm camping I will occasionally have a snort in the evening so I sleep good. For this "medicinal" use I carry a flask of pure 99% alcohol. I actually like the burn of good White Lightening or even Everclear. I'm old and beat up. I hurt a lot and don't do pills for pain ever.
     
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  13. arctic bill

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    Tex danm i will trade you arctic mosquitoes for texas mosquitoes
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  14. TexDanm

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    From the looks of that picture we are facing about the same thing. I've heard about your Mosquitoes. A friend of mine got eaten alive on a fishing trip to Alaska. He also talked about some sort of tiny biting fly. We don't do anything small here so I guess it could be worse.

    I moved my post that you are responding to to the topic about bugs and mosquitos. Sorry you hadn't posted when I did it.
     
  15. perkin steel

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    "mosquitoes" can be also prevented with using the the things found in forest.

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  16. perkin steel

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    Sorry but you are listing the thing which are required for a family trip.
     
  17. TexDanm

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    Fires work on mosquitoes in part because they locate you and are attracted by the carbon dioxide you exhale. A fire provides a lot of that and makes it harder for them to locate you specifically. Besides it also cooks the little monsters if they get too close and anything that kills them is a plus. Smoke in general seems to run them off so I keep a few green bundles of pine needles handy to throw on the coals when the fire burns down.
     
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      Taxdanm, is it true that mosquitoes are attracted by co2 ? I really don't know.
       
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