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Camping Must-Haves

Camping Must-Haves

Being one with the outdoors is one of the greatest dreams I am aiming at accomplishing come this 2012. And so last December, my friend Ate Chie and I went for a quick party for two at Market! Market! and had our very own exchange gift.

Walking and talking is surely tiresome. So we went ahead and splurged on a little and had some delicious pastries at the side whilst planning what to do the coming year. After this, Chie brought me to R.O.X. which stands for Recreational Outdoor Exchange. She was window-shopping for a gift she’d like to give to a friend but it ended up me doing the shopping (Chie, kainis ka bakit mo ako dinala doon!)!

I bought something for myself and I fell in love with their ‘paper bag’ because stamped on it is a list I was just about to start writing. Haha! Thanks R.O.X., you’re my life-saver. I could have just taken a photo of it but I’m sorry because I cut it out and pasted on my bedroom wall…hehehe!

For those who deeply love the outdoors, hope this will be a big help!. List courtesy of R.O.X. store.

10 Outdoor Essentials:

First Aid – Always be prepared for injuries.  Carry a well-stocked first-aid kit.   Check contents before every trip.


Hydration- Keep yourself hydrated.  You can only survive 2-3 days without water.


Fire – Magnesium and flint fire starters are excellent tools for igniting twigs and leaves even when wet. 

Whistle – A high-pitched whistle is effective for signaling help and keeping your group together. 

Emergency Shelter – Make sure you bring enough equipment to protect you from the harsh environment. 

Clothing – Bring different types of clothing for layering and insulation.

Navigation Device – Knowing your position in the wilderness is important.  Always carry a compass and a topographic map to reach your destination. 

Flashlight – A dependable flashlight will come in handy when you least expect it.  Use the LED types for they are more economical and they last longer.  Always load your flashlight with fresh batteries. 

Food – Food ration bars provide plenty of calories for energy, help prevent hypothermia and fatigue.

Pocket Knife – A good, handy knife is the most important tool in the outdoors.

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