Here are some camping tips that you can opt to follow.
1. Before you get too worked up, line up all the camping gear that you intend to cram in your backpack and give it a once-over. No, check it twice, even three times. I am quite certain you will be able to think something up, an item that is not on your list that might eventually become handy in the outdoors or on this particular trip of yours.
2. Bring extra clothing. This is a contingency for events like a slip on muddy ground, or a fall while crossing a shallow river, or perhaps just a sudden change in climate. Always think ahead.
3. Bug repellents and sunscreen are musts. You should not allow your night to be a sleepless one.
4. Heavy items at the bottom of the bag, lighter ones on top. Crushed food or damaged gear can be a hassle.