Camping is a great way to commune with nature and bond with friends or family. It may require some roughing up so if you are not comfortable with the thought of not having access to a toilet, then camping may not be suitable for you. On the other hand, staying in the wilderness can be a fun adventure. Bonfires and smores are staples during camp fires, children and adults never outgrow this treat.
This type o trip requires you to be ready with all the items you may need, because the nearest store may be miles away. I often stock up on jello or mixed nuts to give me energy especially during treks. Energy bars are great too. Also bring enough water for yourself and make sure you can carry it. Packing just enough is a must because it may slow you down. Unlike other forms of travel, there aren’t any carts or bellboys to assist you along the way.
Here is a list of items you would need on a camping trip. You do not have to bring everything. Instead, assign communal items to others in order to share the responsibility and the weight too.
Checklist courtesy of: http://www.thecampingsource.com/item/camping_list/id/552/category.aspx