Packing Checklists

Everyone knows that traveling with kids involves LOTS and LOTS of packing LOL! This at times could be very overwhelming for some people. It is because of this that we have created a list to help you in your Camping Packing Adventures. We have found this list to be very helpful in our own camping and hope it helps others in their camping adventures. Please feel free to comment below with any additional things you think we should add to our list. Thanks for reading and Happy Adventures to you and yours:)

Shelter & Bedding

  • Tent
  • Canopy
  • Sleeping bags
  • Inflatable mattress
  • Inflation pump (12 volt so that it can work off the power outlet in car)
  • Pillows & blanket
  • Repair kit

Clothing

  • Shoes: hiking, sneakers, water, flip-flops
  • hat/cap/ sun hat
  • sweater & pants
  • sleepwear
  • underwear
  • socks
  • rain jacket
  • shorts
  • T-shirts
  • bathing suit *except @ Buescher
  • laundry bag

Baby/Toddler Gear

  • Bottle & formula
  • Gerber & spoon
  • Diapers & wipes
  • Front-loading baby carrier
  • Baby backpack carrier
  • Portable crib
  • pacifier cleaners
  • Child’s reusable water bottle
  • Portable potty or potty seat
  • Portable high chair
  • Portable activity center

Cooking 

  • Water bottles
  • Food
  • 2 ice chest (1 for food and 1 for dry goods)
  • spices
  • cooking oil
  • pot holders
  • roasting sticks
  • ice
  • paper towels
  • trash bags
  • thongs, spatula & big spoon
  • plastic silverware
  • disposable plates
  • ziplock bags (small & large)
  • cutting board & sharp knife
  • plastic table cloth
  • Pots/Pan/Skillet (I would recommend cast iron ones)
  • Cups
  • Insulated coffee cups
  • Coffee making device
  • Bottle opener
  • Aluminum foil
  • Tupperware containers
  • Drink cookies
  • Propane tank & burner (I find this VERY helpful for breakfast)

Campfire

  • lighter fluid, matches or lighter
  • bundle of fire wood (can never have enough)

Cleaning Items

  • Sponge with scrubbing pad
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Grocery-store plastic bags (for small amounts of garbage)
  • Baby wipes
  • broom
  • mechanic hand scrubs (really good for grease and grim)

 Personal Hygiene 

  • Shower Caddy
  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Washcloth & towel
  • Body wash & shampoo
  • Comb/brush
  • Razor
  • Toilet paper
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Antimicrobial hand sanitizer
  • Travel-size deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Dental floss
  • Needle and thread
  • Contacts and glasses (don’t the cleaner)
  • Prescription medication

Outdoor Potty (if needed)

  • Small shovel
  • Toilet paper or baby wipes in a plastic bag
  • Diaper rash cream for babies
  • Plastic bag for trash
  • Hand sanitizer

First Aid

  • First Aid kit
  • Diaper rash ointment
  • Thermometer
  • Asprin
  • Fever reducer
  • Antihistamine
  • Safety pins
  • Insect repellent
  • Anti-itch cream
  • Sunblock
  • Antacid tablets
  • Cough drops
  • Lubricating eyedrops
  • Instant cold pack
  • Safety whistle
  • Duct tape
  • Rope
  • Fine-pointed tweezers

Stargazing

  • Binoculars
  • Small telescope
  • Star chart
  • Mobile phone with stargazing app

Wildlife Watching

  • Binoculars
  • Field guides
  • Camera with zoom lens
  • Bug collection boxes
  • Magnifying glass
  • Butterfly net
  • Nature journal
  • Pen and pencil

Water-Based Activities

  • Fishing rods and tackle box
  • Bathing suits
  • Goggles
  • Water shoes
  • Towels
  • Personal flotation devices
  • Live bait

 Campsite Play

  • Frisbee
  • Soccer ball
  • Football
  • Baseball and mitts
  • Bubbles
  • Kites
  • Small dolls and action figures
  • Favorite stuffed animal
  • Playing cards
  • Kid travel games
  • Travel-sized board games
  • Coloring books or sheets, markers, and crayons
  • Book of spooky stories

This list will be updated as our camping adventures continue to provide you with the best list possible.

Happy Traveling:)

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