Hey, guys. I love camping, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed by what to bring, we have a checklist that can help you out. Here’s the deal on what I like to take camping.
So the main things you’ll want to bring when you’re camping are a tent, a sleeping bag, and a sleeping pad. Since I’ve got a lot of space in my car, I like to have something big and luxurious, like this tent here. And then you can pack your sleeping pad. And I like to bring a much more comfortable sleeping bag or even blankets. And then I can actually bring my own pillow with me to make this feel a lot like home.
And again, since you’re only limited to how much space you have in your car, you can bring a lot more luxurious items. Like I have these two camp chairs here. I even have a little table and that has my ereader as a lantern. I brought a blanket from home, and I also brought my ukulele for campfire songs. And I also brought a friend with me and she’s hanging out in our hammock.
So as far as clothing goes and I’m packing for camping, I like to bring stuff that I don’t mind getting dirty, that I can wear multiple days in a row and that I feel really comfortable in. And of course, it’s all weather dependent, so if I’m expecting rain, will bring a rain jacket, or if it might be cold, I’ll bring a couple of extra layers. So right now, I’m wearing a wool tank top that I will wear pretty much any time I’m hanging out outside. I have a pair of quick dry shorts on, and then I packed all of my clothing into this stuff sack here. Just makes it a little bit easier to keep track of it in my suitcase and my duffel bag.
And I have extra underclothes. I have close to a swimming in pair of pants, extra socks, things like that. Since I already feel like I’m going to get pretty dirty when I’m out camping, I don’t really worry about having clean clothes for every day that I’m out, so just having things that will dry quickly if you need to rinse them off. I also bring my toiletry kit with me. And this has all sorts of things in it from my toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen.
I also have a head net just in case the bugs are really bad. Also, any medications that I might need to take, I would still want to bring with me, as well as painkillers contacts, all that stuff here. Oh, and then I also bring my repair kit with me. So I have a multi tool in here just in case anything breaks or need to fix things. And it’s just a really good idea to have a knife on me, I feel like, when I’m camping.
And then this kit here has my sleeping pad repair kit. So in case I get a hole in my pad, I can patch it up. And then I also have this cord here. I feel like having some sort of cord is just all around a really good utility item. I use this if I’m going to hang something up as a clothesline.
Say I take a dunk in the river and I need to put up any wet clothes or a towel. And then I also use it to tie between two trees and use as a dog run. So having court is really nifty. And then on the side here, I have my head lamp just in case I need to get up in the middle of the night. It’s good to have this close to my sleeping bag.
And I like to keep all of my stuff in a duffel bag. Just makes it really easy to load everything up and haul it from the car into the tent. So this is my camp kitchen. I have this cool two burner stove that actually has one burner and then a griddle, which is awesome for making pancakes or heating up tortillas. And then you can bring your own pots and pans from your kitchen at home.
But I have this really cool nesting system that includes my bowls, plates, utensils, silverware, all of that, and nest into this pot here, which I really like. And then I also have this water container. So that’s for drinking water or for washing my hands. I also have a whole separate cooler for drinks. Crucial part of camping.
And here is where I keep my food. So any dry goods or cleaning supplies, I just have in this bag here. Snacks and stuff like that, as well as paper towels. And anything that I want to keep fresh, I keep in this cooler. I like to bring anything that I would eat at home, so make sandwiches for lunchtime, vegetables in here, stuff that I’m comfortable cooking with and eating.
And I have it all out here right now, but at night I’ll pack it up and store it probably somewhere safe. Or if I’m just not around my camp, I don’t want it sitting out. I hope that helps. If you want some more information, we have this awesome checklist, and the link for this is included in the description below. One of my favorite things about this checklist is that it’s really expensive and it even has places where you can write in your own items that you know you want to back.
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