Three essential are ones I often forget to grab. With camping all my life I am a pro but I will admit that I am used to going with my parents. Since y parents have a camper that keeps all their gear together easily for storing. With tent camping, it’s harder to remember everything in a single swoop. I now have a set of these three tools that are designated solely for camping. What are these tools? A bucket, shovel, and an axe so important to need at a campsite and I can’t tell you how stupid I have felt every time I forget ours. (I have included affiliate links to products I love. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Now I know it seems like common sense to have these with you when you go camping, but I learned this lesson the hard way when I went solo camping with the kids. I did not have an axe to chop down our wood. Thankfully a nice guy at another site let us borrow his and even worked with Michael on chopping the wood himself. Also if you haven’t been camping before and you don’t realize how important these tools can be.
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3 Camping Tools Not To Forget:
A Bucket- Now a bucket can come in handy for a variety of purposes. A bucket serves many uses since it can be used to house your fish as you catch them, hold kindling to keep it dry, and to fill with water to extinguish your campfire properly. We have quite the collection of buckets, which is why I was surprised I forgot one. I even use these 5-gallon buckets to harvest clams as well.
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A Shovel: Now my dad yelled at this South Dakota girl for driving without a shovel in the car period, we’ve used them to dig out of snowbanks before or to get cars unstuck from the mud. Now when it comes to camping the shovel can be used to dig out a hole for your lean-to, dig out for tent pegs, dig a campfire spot, or to help to put out your fire. I love the ones that collapse down into a smaller size they fit perfectly in the bucket for storage and transport as well.
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An Axe: Now it will obviously be used for chopping wood, but it can also be used for a variety of other reasons. Since the handle is sharp you cut things open and can be used to fend off unwanted intruders’ worst-case scenario. Protection and usefulness you can’t go wrong with this combination.
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Now while the bucket, shovel, and an ax are all very necessary to have at the campsite, they won’t be the only tools to take camping. I love that they can offer other usages while camping as well. Espeically with tent camping fewer that you can bring with you when camping, the better.
What are your must-have tools when camping?