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Use This Packing List for Camping That Even Glampers Would Appreciate

Next time you plan on adventuring and sleeping in the great outdoors, here are the basics we recommend taking with you. Even glampers will approve.

Man and woman camping outside, what should you bring on a camp out

It’s a little ironic that an activity meant to bring you at one with nature requires SO much effort, but preparing for camping doesn’t have to be as hard as we tend to make it. Use our camping necessities packing list the next time you’re headed to the great outdoors, and you won’t have to stress about forgetting anything you need.

For sleeping:

  • A tarp
  • Tent, poles, and stakes
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Pillow
  • Extra blanket  

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For wearing:

  • A warm hat. Temperatures might drop dramatically at night—the little bit of extra coverage can do wonders
  • Socks
  • Raingear. Use a large garbage bag if you don’t have space to pack a real raincoat
  • Swimsuit. With a bathing suit, you’ll be prepared to go swimming if you discover a watering hole
  • Shoes. Consider bringing hiking shoes and an easy slip on pair for those middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks
  • Sweater
  • Clothes for daytime
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous items:

  • Lantern
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Portable phone charger (Like this one. You’ll thank yourself if you have any emergencies)
  • First-aid kit
  • Bug spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Pocket knife
  • Compass
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • A shovel for the latrine

For food:

  • Matches
  • Lighter
  • Newspaper or paper to use as kindling
  • Trash bag
  • Firewood
  • A frying pan for the fire or a camping stove
  • Fuel for stove (if you bring one)
  • Food. Get some easy camping food ideas here
  • Water
  • Water filter (if you are staying in an area without running water)
  • Paper towels
  • Eating utensils
  • Re-useable plates, cups, and bowls
  • Biodegradable soap to wash dishes
  • A bear bag. This will keep you and your food safe from our big, furry, and hungry friends
  • Dutch oven

For making things a little fancier:

  • Camping chairs
  • Air mattress S’more supplies
  • Roasting sticks. Save space by trying these collapsible ones
  • Telescope
  • Cot
  • Hammock
  • Bluetooth speaker to listen to some tunes
  • Board games or a deck of cards
  • Your favorite scary stories to tell around the campfire

And, if glamping is your thing:

Portable toilet seat

Battery-run string lights for a truly adorable camping experience

Foam mattress topper

Flannel sheets

Portable projector and movie screen

Portable camping oven

Screened-in porch for bug-free lounging and eating

Inflatable sofa

An outdoor rug to make your campsite look fashionable

Battery-operated portable shower

And most importantly, relax, take a deep breath of fresh air, and have fun. That’s what summer is all about!  

 

 

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