In order to enjoy a memorable experience in nature without any negative incidents, you should follow some rules.
First, you should figure out what to bring with you according to the size of your backpack, and depending on how much time you will spend camping. Be very careful because if you are hiking to the campsite, you may not want to carry any useless things. If you will spend more time trekking, use a 60 to 80 liters backpack which is perfect for two to five day hikes. If you are not trekking all the way to the camp, consider bringing an additional small backpack, large enough for a day’s provisions and supplies.
If you plan to spend the night in a tent, bring with you a sleeping bag, sleeping tent and an inflatable cushion. Choose a water resistant tent for the appropriate season you are camping in. Make a campfire only if it is allowed. A small propane camp stove will allow you to cook even inside the tent; this is for windy or winter conditions.
Make a list of what you will eat in each meal. This way, you will not have to carry too much food or end up bringing too less. Take granola bars with you, peanut butter, beef jerky, canned fish, soup, power drinks, trail mix, coffee and tea. Bring with you enough water for a day, around 2-3 liters. Try to look for springs or wells on the map before you go, and set up the camp nearby. You will have access to water for cooking dinner and breakfast and have a refill for the next day.
Use only special moisture clothing, synthetic wool socks that will keep you cool, and dry up really fast in case you get wet from the rain or sweat. Pack a raincoat, a sunhat and use only footwear appropriate for hiking, no sneakers.