If you fancy camping, it is a great outdoor activity you can take part in with your family. In most cases, the camping grounds are usually far from the towns and even small shops which means if you end up forgetting some of the basic necessities there will be no way of getting them until the sessions are over and this can be a great inconvenience. No matter how experienced you think you are in packing to go camping, you should not depend on your memory to get everything organized. When you are writing you packing list, it is good that you start with the basic things so that you do not end up forgetting toiletries which is no way to lie in the woods. Just because you do not want some things running out in the middle of the trip does not mean you have to take the entire supermarket with you but rather you can talk to people who have been doing this for a while to get concrete facts on what to take with you as well as the quantity. Remember that the large your packing list the more involving it will be carrying it around.
No matter how warm it is, you should not forget to carry a jacket with you because the weather can change anytime. It is better to have one and not need it other than being left hanging when you need one. You should also be aware of bugs and carry a cream to repel them. Make sure you are packing proper clothes depending on the site you will be camping at. If it is in the woods, long trousers will be more appropriate than skirts or dresses. Remember that you do not need all those clothes you think you need and a few of them will be okay. You can wash them or even recycle because no one will be bothering you to look professional all the time.
You will likely get free time in the course of your time at the camping grounds and you ought to have a way to have fun which includes carrying a journal to make entries, books, and even a music system. When you have been taking prescription medication, your time at the camp does not mean you will no longer need them and you might not be able to find a health center quickly when you are so deep in the woods. It is also good to pack some emergency medications especially painkillers so that you are not at a disadvantage in the event that you fall sick on the trip or one of your camp members falls sick.