Camping is an outdoor recreational activity. The participants (known as campers) leave urban areas, their home region, or civilization and enjoy nature while spending one or several nights outdoors, usually at a campsite. Camping may involve the use of a tent, caravan, cabin, 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 a key part of the program of many youth organizations around the world, such as Scouting. It is used to teach self-reliance and team work.
Camping equipment includes:
First aid kit, tent, hammer, sleeping bag or blankets, sleeping pad or air mattress, lantern or flashlight, hatchet/axe or saw, ignition device, folding chairs, ropes, tarp, raincoat or poncho, hiking boots, fishing pole, chuck box, trash bags, insect repellent, sunscreen, personal care products & towel, cooler, beverages, dried fruits/nuts/jerky, Dutch oven or portable stove or frying pan or slow cooker, firewood.