Question: What would I need to bring on a camping trip with a newborn?
Every year my husband and I go camping with friends and family for a weekend July. This year it will be a little different now that we’ll have a 5 week old baby with us. I just want to make sure I pack everything I’ll need for her.
Answer by Lilith
Be careful cause newborns can catch things really easily. Also all the bugs around, if he/she got bit, WHO KNOWS WHATLL HAPPEN?!
Just take extra precautions I guess.
Question: What are the major accessories I will need for camping besides a tent and Air Mattress?
I am a first time camper, yea I know it is sad but I have just purchased my coleman tent and air mattress and I was just wondering what other esential camping accessories I will need? Also, any camping tips would be most helpful! Thanks
Answer by ethos
collapsible water container
small folding table
compact BBQ grill
pots/pans/utensils (you’d be surprised how many 1st-timers forget these)
For my money, these are the essentials I would never camp without. I like propane because it’s clean, interchangeable and readily available. The tarps are to put on the ground under your tent, and if necessary over it too. If you can stay dry during an all-day downpour, you will be a happy camper. I use two coolers, one for food, one for beverages, and never the twain shall meet. One block of ice will keep a cooler of food cold for the better part of a week if not longer, because you only open it three or four times a day.
Here are some optionals that I always take:
flip-top clear plastic storage crates (for food, kitchen utensils and everything else)
thin nylon line (lashing tarps, clotheslines, a million other things)
gallon ziploc bags
tall kitchen garbage bags
roll of paper towels
multi-spice dispenser (one container has all your seasonings)
cheap coarse vinyl floor mat (put one of these outside the tent and keep most grit out)
This may seem like a lot of stuff, but most of it should all fit into three plastic crates. Easy to pack, access and stay organized. Get the crates at LowesDepot or Walmart.
Question: I am new to tent camping and need help. How do you use an electrical hookup in a campground?
I am going to camp in a Yogi Bear campground in a site that says “Water and Electrical Hookup”. Does that mean I can use an extension cord with a strip on the end of it that has plugs in it?
I can find lots of info on tent camping on the internet, but nothing that explains electrical hookup. I’m a single mom. I hope I can find a veteran camper who can help me with my camping questions.
Answer by M G
Hello-I can help. I have camped since I was in diapers and am now, over 30 and holding-lol.Can you explain what you mean by “with a strip on the end”? Are you talking about just an extension cord? If so, you can plug an extension cord into the outlet. If you are still unsure-ask when you get there.
Question: What are some good camping lunch ideas that don’t need to stay refrigerated?
We will be camping in the desert, so while we can have food on ice for the first day, after that we can’t rely on ice. Need meal ideas that won’t go bad if off ice.
Answer by YOU DON’T KNOW ME
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and trail mix
Question: What Camping equipment does a first time camper need?
What equipment do I need if I want to go camping for the first time? Four of us are planning to go including 2 children under 10. We plan to camp for a couple of days.
Answer by mrpants
You need different stuff depending on what kind of camping you are going to do. Most important thing is to be prepared, you never know what kind of unexpected things might happen that you need extra supplies for. Check out this site for a good thourough checklist: http://www.lovetheoutdoors.com/camping/Checklists.htm
Question: If you go mountain climbing do you need to spend time in a pressure chamber?
A friend and I were discussing changes in pressure when he blurted out “that’s why you have to go into a pressure chamber when you go mountain climbing.” Now I have never heard of this and said that really doesn’t make to much sense, but then again I have never gone mountain climbing so I don’t know. So I put the question to you. Are their pressure changes on mountains?
Answer by Cody
No, most high altitude mountaineers do not use pressure chambers to prepare for climbs. They are too expensive for most people and their benefits have been shown to be not that impressive. To acclimate to high altitudes (low atmospheric pressures), climbers spend a long time on the route, from several days to several weeks depending on altitude and experience. This allows them to slowly acclimate and allows their bodies to build red blood cells to deal with the lower oxygen levels.