A few weeks ago, I went boy Scout camping on Lake Chatauqua in NY, and I was the only one with the best setup in the whole camp. Lets just say it was the best week camping ever. First Thing, This is a checklist for hammock camping, but it could also be used as one for tent camping also. P.S. If you have any comments/ questions, just comment below or on any other step. Thank- you.
Step 1: What You Will Need (necessities)
-A Hammock. I have an Amazonas Moskito Bug Hammock from Byer Of Maine.
-Slap Straps or any other tree suspension kit.
-2 Weight load tested carabiners.
-50 or so feet of paracord. Useful for anything.
-Tote, or backpack if you are backpacking.
-GPSWith extra Batteries. I have the Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx.
-Cortizone, Bug Spray, Sunscreen, Waterproofer.
-Big Tarp (10'x12').
-Clothes. 1 Pair of everything for every day, plus one or two pairs just in case. Try wearing compression shorts (Spandex underwear) instead of cotton underwear to avoid chafing.
-First-Aid Kit, Fire starter, Knife, Gold Bond for chafing(I know this From Experience. Life Changing.)
-Water Bladder with water purification tablets or straw filter.
-Dish Soap/ Hand Sanitizer.
-Hiking Boots And/Or Sneakers.
-Stove and Extra fuel.
*****REMEMBER, COTTON KILLS. AVOID WHENEVER POSSIBLE.*****