Camping gear doesn't always mean the boring things like sinks, plumbing lines, and switches. Sometimes, the best camping gear means flags, tents, shirts, and more. When you're sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows, you're probably not thinking about the new awning you put up or the black water valve that you just installed. Instead, you could be thinking about how comfortable you are in your RecPro hoodie or about how you're glad you don't need to go to the bathroom in the woods now that you have a portable tent (that is, if you're boondocking or not close to a camp toilet). With all the various items you'll be needing on your next trip, it's a good idea to check out the more fun items or those items that make camping just that much easier.
What are Some Camping Essentials?
We've already talked about how the practical things that you put on your RV aren't the only things to be thinking about when camping. But what other things should be on your mind as you pack? We have compiled a list of items that should be taken into consideration while you're getting ready for your next trip.
First aid kit
Pack of matches
A jar of peanut butter
A portable spice rack
Lantern or flashlight
Maps and compass
Wood burning camp stove
Comfy lawn chairs
A good cooler
A toilet tent
While some of the things on this list will depend on how you'll be camping or who you'll be camping with, it's enough to start brainstorming all of the items to remember before leaving on your trip.
And what about the things you should really leave at home? Don't worry, we have a list of those, too.
Colognes, perfumes, and scented lotions
Family-sized food containers
High fashion jewelry and clothes
Many tech items
So, when you're getting ready for your next trip, make sure to think about those little extras to take (or not to take) with you!