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    13 Things I Wish I Had Packed Before I Went Camping For The Very First Time

    Some creature comforts for the next time you're forced to sleep in the dirt.

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    I recently went camping for the first time and every part of my body hurts. If I go again, I'm taking all of these things.

    1. An inflatable sleeping pad that requires very little of the air from your lungs to function.

    2. Or, even better, an actual cot.

    3. A collapsible solar lantern.

    4. And while we're on the topic, how about a portable charger?

    5. A camping lanyard to hang out your many, many belongings.

    6. An inflatable chair for resting your tush in front of the fire.

    7. A wearable sleeping bag, because why not wear your bedding 24/7?

    8. A portable pressure shower!

    9. A portable toilet, because hear me out...

    10. Water shoes, for all that exploring and nature-loving you will definitely be forced to do.

    11. This should go without saying, but a first aid kit.

    12. Something to keep the mosquitos away. Because they will come for you, trust me.

    13. And finally, a waterproof, windproof, apocalypse-proof bag.