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Camping is a leisure activity where people leave their homes and spend one or more nights outdoors, usually to enjoy nature or a different environment. Usually they will sleep in a tent, or may not need to use one if the weather is warm. In some parts of the world, tents are peoples homes.

When camping, people usually prepare food to eat that is easy to make. If they were hunting or fishing, they may cook the animal or fish they caught over a campfire.

Camping is an outdoor recreational activity.

The participants, known as campers, get away from urban areas, their home region or civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or more nights, usually at a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, a primitive structure, or no shelter at all.

Camping as a recreational activity became popular in the early 20th century. Campers frequent national parks, other publicly owned natural areas, and privately owned campgrounds.

Camping is also used as a cheap form of accommodation for people attending large open air events such as sporting meetings and music festivals. Organisers will provide a field and some basic amenities.

Camping equipment

Camping equipment includes:

First aid kit

Tent, lean-to to act as a shelter.

Hammer to drive tent stakes into soil.

Sleeping bag and/or blankets for warmth.

Sleeping pad or air mattress is placed underneath the sleeping bag for cushioning from stones and twigs as well as for insulation from the ground.

Lantern or flashlight

Hatchet, axe or saw for cutting firewood for a campfire.

Fire starter or other ignition device for starting a campfire.

Folding chairs for placement around campfire.

Ropes for stringing clothes line and for securing the shelter.

Tarp for adding additional layer of storm protection to a tent, and to shelter dining areas.

Raincoat or poncho

Hiking boots

Chuck box to hold camp kitchen items for food preparation, consumption and cleanup.

Trash bags particularly one with handles can be tied to a tree limb, or clothesline off the ground. For handling of waste in backcountry see Leave no trace.

Insect repellent particularly one that has DEET.

Sunscreen for protecting the skin.

Personal care products and towel

Cooler to store perishables and beverages. If electricity is available, a thermoelectric or stirling engine cooler can be used without the need for ice.

Beverages or portable water filter for areas that have access to rivers or lakes.

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