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What to Pack on a Camping Trip

August 2, 2013

camping supplies

If there’s one thing I love more than camping, it’s planning a camping trip. In fact, preparing for any sort of trip is my idea of a good time (check out my recent post, What to Pack on a 7-Hour Bus Ride).

For this coming weekend, Sam and I have instigated a twelve person, three campsite, outdoorsy weekend bash in the lush wilderness of upstate New York. With such a large group, making a packing list has been a three week endeavor. Planning out supplies for camping is super-important because you’re basically building a kitchen, bedroom, and living area from scratch when you set up a campsite. There’s so much to remember!

Here’s our packing list, which hopefully will help when you plan your own outdoorsy weekend events!


  • Cooler
  • Plastic bags
  • Paper towels
  • Ziplock bags
  • Dish soap (eco-friendly!)
  • Foil
  • Knife
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Cutting Board
  • Frying pan
  • Pot
  • Silverware, cups, paper plates
  • Lighter
  • Kindling
  • Wood
  • Water
  • Condiments and spices
  • Oil and/or butter
  • Ice
  • Grocery list


  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Flashlight
  • Rain tarp
  • Camp chairs
  • Camera
  • Games and cards
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Batteries and chargers
  • Rain jacket
  • Towel
  • First aid kit
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray

Have we forgotten anything important?


3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2013 4:16 pm

    Are you bringing all the water you need, does the campground have potable water, or are you bringing a purifier with you?

  2. Cristina Salois permalink
    August 3, 2013 2:27 pm

    Have fun!

    Sent from my U.S. Cellular® Android-powered device

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