There is a huge fan of Camping, but you have to put up with many inconveniences. The following tips offered on REI site may be helpful. Sun Protection Basics: 1.Sunlight includes rays of invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation; overexposure to UV rays can lead to sunburn, accelerated skin aging and skin cancer. Sunscreen and clothing offer your main forms of UV protection. 2.All fabrics disrupt UV radiation to some degree. Clothing that does the best job carries an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating from 15 (good) to 50+ (excellent). 3.Those with an elevated need for UPF-rated clothing include: Fair-skinned, sun-sensitive people; Children; People spending extended time at high elevation, in equatorial regions or on reflective surfaces (snow or water). 4.Not everyone needs UV-protective clothing. People with "average" to darker skin types rarely get a sunburn on skin covered by clothing, even if they're wearing a basic T-shirt. Even so, UPF-rated clothing enhances everyone's protection against UV-related health risks. Tent: Choose a model based on your group's size.A backpacking tent offers you so much—shelter from the storm, a bit of privacy from other campers, a refuge from ill-mannered insects. Choosing the right one involves: Knowing your preferences and likely weather conditions. Finding the right balance between space, weight and price. Sleeping Bag Care: Keep your sleeping bag clean and dry. Accumulated body oils, sweat and dirt can rob your sleeping bag of its insulating power. Flashlight: The key factors to compare is about light output/battery type and run time/size and weight Other tools: A quality carry-on luggage A outdoor Knife, such as Pocket Card Knife A waterproof watch, etc. Do you have any other advices, please post, thanks!