Camping Packing List
I wanted to put together a packing list for our first camping trip and have it here as a resource for you guys! I asked on Instagram for your best camping tips and you guys flooded me with the most genius ideas and hilarious responses (“get a hotel!” hahaha). We are bringing our happy faces and adventurous spirits and coming prepared!!
Ultimate Camping Packing List for a Family of Four:
6 person tent (for a family of 4 - we were told to take the recommended person amount and to divide it in half for accuracy - so you may want to go up in size if you want space)
4 sleeping bags - I got this one because it’s great for rolling on your side. Sam and the girls got REI Co-op bags!
4 self inflating sleeping pads - the self inflating feature is key! We were also told that pool floats work great for kids to sleep on!
Solar lanterns - these collapsible ones are so cool and don’t take up space when packing
Clip on fans for tents - Georgia gets HOT so these were highly recommended
Pillows from home
Triple the snacks you think you need (heard this from multiple people!)
Bug Repellent - we use Young Living’s Insect Repellent wipes + Insect Repellent - NO DEET!
Ice and Ice packs
Essential Oils - Citronella, Lavender (for all things skin), Owie (for any bumps in the road), Purification for bug bites, Peppermint for cooling down (feels amazinggg on the back of your neck!), Thieves for wellness support, Digize for all things tummy, Tummygize for the girl’s tummies
Pen and paper
After sun spray from Young Living
Four hammocks for lounging! These were recommended.
Hats for ticks
Sunscreen - we use Young Living’s mineral sunscreen
Shoes that are water-safe. We are going camping on the river and the girls will bring these.
Sparklers and glow sticks
A dog run for Chief
Dog bowl + food for chief + clean up bags
Lots of wipes! We use the Seedlings Wipes from Young Living and they smell amazing and work great for heavy duty clean up!
Small broom for cleaning out the tent
Cast iron pan or dutch oven
Plenty of changes of clothes
Bikes + helmets
Coffee + Coffee maker + coffee mugs (we have these)
Adult beverages :)
Lots of water + water bottles
Matches + lighter
Large trash bags that can double as make shift ponchos!