What are camping essential must haves? (The items beginner campers tend to forget to pack)
Matches, flashlight, rain gear, can opener, dry socks, hat, bug repellent, easy food, coffee pot, coffee, rope, duct tape, first aide kit of some sort, compass, fork and spoon, fishing line and hook. common sense, whistle. water for drinking,
I suggest that you download the packing list from the rei site. https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/family-camping-checklist.html. I did cross off stuff we didn’t need and went from there.