Couples Camping Gear Guide – How To Do It Right

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Love is a beautiful thing. The sheer privilege to find someone that you both connect with on a different level is almost magical. However, sustaining a relationship involves a little effort from both parties to make it work; else, there is bound to be a rift pulling you both more away than closer to each other.

As couples, you have to explore different date ideas to rekindle the love you both have for each other, to create and share memories that will be etched in your minds forever.

One of the numerous date ideas that you can try out with your partner is camping.

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There is a truckload of reasons why you should try camping with your partner, which are:

● Adventure

Something is thrilling about camping. It is far different from the regular dates you have in restaurants, where you are confined in an enclosed environment and bound to act all prim and proper. When camping, there is no hold barred; you both are allowed to bond seamlessly as you both see fit. You can also try out other fun stuff like catching a game together, making your food in a cave-like manner and so on. It is just out of the norm, and this particular makes it exciting.

● Escapism

To keep a relationship going with your rollercoaster work schedules can be tough. Some couples go weeks without getting to see each other because of how tight their work schedules are. Out of sight is out of mind; sooner or later, the fondness they have for each other begins to wane, and they slowly transform into strangers. Camping provides you that means of escape away from everything distracting, to concentrate on yourself and your partner.

● Affordability

Unlike with other expensive dates where you have to buy meals and drinks that are sold at cut neck prices, with camping you don’t need to bother about spending so much. The only costs that you probably will be worried about are costs of the essentials you would need for the trip – and the good thing about this is that these essentials are mostly reusable, so, when next you plan on going for another trip with your partner, you don’t have to buy new ones.

If you are a couple that appreciates nature and you are on the lookout for a date idea to explore, away from the regular movie dates, restaurant dates and the likes, then camping is something you both will enjoy trying out.

Now that you are informed about the pros of camping, it is pertinent to note that a camping date is not something you jump into without making the necessary preparations.

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Going forward, I will be revealing some of the essentials you should go with when going out for a camping date as couples.


A tent will be like your house in the camp. After exploring the terrain and sightseeing the beautiful mountains, plateaus, and valleys, you will need a home to come back to for rest to continue with your partner the next day. These tents are pretty much lightweight; however, they offer comfort and protection. With just a few bucks, you can get a highly functional one that could serve for years if properly maintained.

Sleeping cot

Not everyone is convenient with sleeping on a hard surface or a blanket while camping you can still opt for a more comfortable alternative to lay your head on after the day’s adventure with your partner. Contrary to what you may be thinking, these cots are surprisingly light; they only take the form of a “mini-bed” when inflated with air.


It gets frigid at night, especially in the mountainous regions. You and your partner will do well with a properly insulated blanket to cozy up beneath and seek warmth.

Sleeping bag

The sleeping bag looks more like an enclosed blanket which allows you to put yourself in it, zip it up and enjoy the warmth the insulated material offers. Some people don’t see the need to carry along a sleeping cot when there is a sleeping bag; you could, however, decide to act otherwise. Remember the comfort of you and your partner is key and as such shouldn’t be compromised for anything.

sleeping bag for 2

Hiking boots

The terrain of your camping destination will most likely be rough and too hard for leisure shoes that aren’t built to withstand it; hence it is essential to ensure you both carry along with a pair of hiking boots that will make it easy to trample on the earth surface as you both go about exploring.


It could be an oil lamp or a rechargeable lamp, whatever is convenient for you. You both don’t want to be caught up at night all scared and grumpy. So you need a torch/lamp to illuminate your path.


Fire is essential for campers: it provides warmth at night, and most importantly, it is necessary to help you make the food you both will eat while camping. There is no way you can start a fire without a matchbox or a lighter; you both could decide to go full-blown cave-like, but you might not be able to pull it off. To be safe, it is better to have a firestarter that makes it easier for you both to start a fire.


It is used to disinfect your tent to rid it of harmful insects that could harm you both. Indeed, you need to ensure that little “pesky” pests won’t ruin your time together.


Yes, of course, you can’t camp for a few days with your partner without needing to change clothes every once in a while. When packing clothes for camping, you should keep it simple: t-shirts, lumberjack shirts, jeans, underpants. Nothing too fancy, it’s not an occasion where you are expected to show off your rich taste in fashion.

Water bottles

While there is a chance you both could find a water source in your camping destination, you should come with your water in different containers – ranging from 6L bottles to 10L tanks.


The fact that you both will be munching on bushmeats and the likes doesn’t mean you shouldn’t carry along some snacks to munch on for a change.


I don’t think at this point, I would need to emphasize the importance of having a sufficient supply of toiletries to last you both all through the short stay camping.

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Are you thinking of going on a camping trip with your significant other? Don’t be caught unawares and have the essentials mentioned above on your checklist.

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