5 Tips On Packing For A Camping Trip

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Camping trips can be a great way to spend some time outdoors and fraternize with nature and de-stress. However, it is important to make sure that you have all the appropriate camping gear and supplies for a smooth sail. Here are five tips to keep in mind while packing your bags for your next camping trip.

Tent camping in the Idaho outdoors
Tent camping in the Idaho outdoors

Know Your Terrain

What you pack largely depends on what kind of trip you are planning and where you are going. If you are going to a colder, more remote site for a longer amount of time, then it is important to keep a larger amount of supplies and have sturdier clothing that can be worn for longer periods of time.

But if you are going on a family trip to a nearby campsite with better facilities, you can keep a lighter hand on some of the supplies. This also depends on the amount of traveling you are planning on doing on foot, and the space you will have for storage during the trip. If you keep these points in mind, your trip will surely go without any issues.


The greatest obstacle to packing for a camping trip is the baggage. Be sure to explore your options with all kinds of supplies to figure out the best method, whether in cooking ware or outdoor wear. All the heavy and space-occupying supplies leave little room for any extra stuff, so it is important to prioritize what you really need versus what you think you’ll need. This brings me to my next point: research.

Do Your Research

From tents to outerwear, it is important to do your research about the products you buy. Thanks to the internet, this is quite easy nowadays, and can save you a lot of pain later on during the trip. And the best part is that there is something for everyone. From sustainable sleeping bags to reusable mess kits, which will help the environment as well as make your shopping decisions easier.

Keep It Simple

Camping is all about going back to our natural roots. Opt out of anything that is not only bulky to carry, but might also distract you from enjoying your time in nature. This does not only refer to electronics, but also to extra pieces of clothing or any appliances not suitable for the environment.

Design your packing list with this essential rule in mind, and cross off all items that come under these categories. This also applies to meal planning and sleeping arrangements, so you should plan these in advance to have a stress-free trip.

VW camper parked on the beach
VW camper parked on the beach

Be Prepared For The Unknown

While checking the weather forecast and convenience stores near the camping site can help you eliminate any unwelcome surprises, it is always better to be safe than sorry, especially if you’re traveling with children. Pack extra clothes and food supplies, and double and triple-check that you are not forgetting anything that you may have to pick up at the last moment, or carry in your hands.

Author Bio:

Paul Wilson is a 30-year lawyer. He enjoys outdoor sports more than anything, especially hunting and trekking. He shares his reviews on different hunting tools at www.bestcrossbowguide.org.