What better time to camp than now?! Whether you are wanting to social distance or an inexpensive weekend getaway, camping is the way to go.
This ultimate camping packing list is everything you need to bring on your next camping trip.
No matter if you are tent camping or renting a cabin, you need to make sure you have all the necessary gear to enjoy your time in the woods.
I’ve streamed lined the camping list and only included essentials that will ensure your trip will go smoothly.
The Ultimate Camping Packing List
Camping Packing List – Equipment you need:
- Tent and spikes
- Fire Starter & Lighter Fluid
- Sleeping bags
- Air Mattress (For those that need a little extra comfort)
Camping Food & Cooking Supplies To Pack:
- Can Opener
- Food – Dry/Non-Perishable
- Food – Cooler to pack perishable items
- Freezer Bags
- Trash Bags
- Paper Towels
- Water Bottles
- S’mores Supplies – marshmallows, chocolate, graham crackers
- Dish Soap
- Pots & Pans
Camping Personal Items to Pack:
- Bug Spray
- First Aid Kit
- Portable Chargers
- Hiking Boots
- Swim Suit & water shoes
- Socks & underwear
- Night clothes
- Travel Clothes
- Comfortable clothes
- Camping Outdoor Fun To Pack:
- Fishing Poles
- Tackle box
- BB Gun (a must have for kids!)
- Wildlife pamphlets
- Small bucket – great for kids to play with in creek or to collect things on hikes.
I know this list is long, but don’t get discouraged! Camping is so much fun and the memories you make with your family will last a life time.
I find it helps to use plastic storage bins instead of bags when packing. You can easily pack all of the cooking supplies, in one large bin. This makes it easier when it comes to preparing meals and everything is in one central location.
My rule is that everyone gets 1 bag for personal items. Camping is a time to unplug and enjoy nature – so need to bring extra entertainment.