What to Pack for the Perfect Family Camping Trip
Heading off to the great outdoors with the family can be one of the most exciting and rewarding activities, but it can be daunting if you don’t know what to pack. As a family of three kids and an experienced camper, here is our guide to what to bring on your next family camping trip, so you can have the time of your life.
Shelter and Bedding
Getting the right shelter and bedding are the most important items when deciding on what to pack for a family camping trip. You’ll need a tent that’s large enough to fit your family comfortably, as well as sleeping bags or warm blankets to sleep on. Make sure all bedding items are lightweight and easy to carry for transport.
Once you have the right shelter and bedding, there are a few extras you’ll need to make your family campingtrip comfortable. This includes an air mattress, sleeping pads, and plenty of pillows for everyone to get a good night’s rest.
You’ll need to bring the essential camping gear in order have an enjoyable and safe family campingtrip. Some of the items you’ll need include, a collapsible camping table, cooking and eating utensils, and a hatchet or saw for splitting firewood. You can also bring over a portable camping stove to make cooking dinner easier and much more convenient.
Clothing and Footwear
When it comes to clothing and footwear, everyone in the family should bring items that are comfortable, lightweight and easy to pack. Pack loose-fitting items such as jeans, T-shirts, shorts and a few layers of clothing to stay warm during colder nights. Don’t forget swim gear, hats, sunscreen and insect repellent! The right footwear is also essential, so make sure to bring multipurpose shoes that can handle the terrain.
Fun and Games
Make sure to bring some fun and games for the evenings. Playing cards, boardgames, and portable activities are a great way to keep everyone entertained during downtime or when you’re not exploring the great outdoors. You can also bring some fishing gear for an extra bit of fun!
Finally, there are some miscellaneous items you need to bring for family camping trips. This includes items such as flashlights, batteries, extra camping fuel, a small first-aid kit, and a map or compass for navigation. Don’t forget to bring trash bags to keep your campsite neat and tidy.
Planning a camping trip with the family can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be if you’re prepared. With the right gear and clothing, a lot of fun and games, and a bit of common sense, your family camping trip will be an unforgettable experience.
Don’t forget to take some pictures and post them online with #funfamilycamping to share your adventure with others!