Ah… the weather is finally nice, and work has slowed down. For outdoor enthusiasts, that can only mean one thing: Hello, camping! For those who are lucky enough to live in the natural beauty of Massachusetts, there are many unique options available.
Whether you are looking for deep-rustic backcountry camping in the woods or you are looking for a more modern campground service in Massachusetts, there is sure to be an outdoor spot that is perfect for you and your family. When you are ready to pack up your car and head out of town, consider this list of five essentials that you should bring along on your trip.
1. Portable Tent
Without a doubt, tents provide the best protection from the elements when you are sleeping outside (other than your vehicle, of course). You will definitely need one if you want to avoid the rain.
2. Sleeping Bag
If it has been a while since you last slept on the ground, do not underestimate the value of a good sleeping bag. A durable sleeping bag is also necessary to stay warm on cool nights.
3. Battery-Operated Lantern
While traditional candle lanterns can be cool, having one or two battery-operated ones can come in handy. Plus, they are safer and more convenient.
4. Insect Repellent
If you are setting up anywhere near water, never go camping without some form of insect repellent. In general, taking a bottle with you on all your outdoor adventures can make you happy if you thought ahead in those unexpected moments when you run into mosquitos.
Speaking of water, you need to remember to bring an adequate amount for the duration of your camping trip if you do not plan on staying somewhere with a water pump. Remember to bring extra if you plan on hiking.
Of course, these are only some of the necessities you will need to bring on your next Massachusetts camping adventure, but it is a great list to start.