You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

The Boston Globe

West

Essentials for a successful camping trip (if only in the backyard)

Here are a few key ingredients for a successful camp-out (if only in the backyard):

 Tent (or a blanket and tarp)

Continue reading below

 Sleeping bags (or sheets and blankets), and a pad or air mattress (improvise with a pile of newspapers covered with a sheet)

 Flashlight and extra batteries

 Insect repellent

 Water

 Warm clothes

 Extras such as binoculars, camera, radio, books, magazines, cards, games, toys, s’mores supplies

SOURCE: National Wildlife Federation

Taryn Plumb can be reached at tarynplumb1@gmail.com.

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than $1 a week