Check This List Before You Do Any Fall Camping!

Check This List Before You Do Any Fall Camping!

The Ultimate Fall Camping Packing Checklist

The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are changing color, and you couldn’t think of a better time to be drinking a cup of hot cider around a fire. Fall camping season is officially here! While it’s one of the best times of the year to hit the road and set up camp at your favorite site, it does take a little extra preparation.

To keep yourself safe, dry, and warm this autumn camping season, follow this checklist. If you do, you’ll be sure to have everything you need for an unforgettable fall season in the great outdoors.

Layers, Layers, Layers

No matter what the forecast is supposed to be during your camping trip, this is the time of year where it’s essential to pack lots of layers. Remember, you can always shed layers if it gets too warm. But, if it gets too cold, you’ll undoubtedly wish you would’ve packed more! Some of the basics to throw in your backpack should include:

  • Long jobs
  • Moisture-wicking t-shirt or undershirt
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sweatshirt
  • Flannel
  • Wool hat
  • Extra socks

Fire and Light

Because the temperatures are bound to dip at night, it’s important to be able to start a fire as quickly as possible. Make sure to keep extra firewood on hand, and have a couple fire-starters so you can ensure you’ll get a roaring blaze going in no time.

You’ll also want to make sure you stay warm in other ways. A generator is a great option if you’re RVing - just remember to bring enough fuel! While we’re on the subject of power, don’t forget the flashlights and extra batteries! All of these things will make for a great time around the campfire. Do we even need to remind you about packing the ingredients for s’mores?

Take Advantage of the Season

Remember, this is one of the best times of the year for hiking! Be sure to take full advantage of the beautiful fall foliage by packing the right essentials, including:

  • Trail maps
  • Phone/camera
  • Binoculars
  • Snacks

Be sure to check out some of our posts on the best fall foilage spots to hit this year. Some of the suggested areas have incredible hiking trails that you won’t soon forget!

Take advantage of any festivals or events going on at your campground or in nearby communities, too. Don’t be afraid to do your research and check out what autumn happenings are going on nearby. They can really take your fall camping trip to the next level!

Camping in the fall is unique because it can combine so many different things into one unforgettable trip. Whether you stay “rugged” and pitch a tent, stay warm and cozy in your RV, or turn it into a family vacation by visiting neighboring towns and hitting up a fall festival, this is a great time of year to head outdoors.

When you pack the right way, and remember the essentials, it takes the stress out of everything so you can better enjoy the beauty nature has to offer.

Oct 1st 2018 Stacey Blaske

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