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Make your next family camping trip more enjoyable for all with these Must Have Camping Supplies.
Camping is much more fun when you plan ahead. It’s easy to forget basic items or over pack unnecessary things even if you’re experienced. If scouting taught me anything it was to be prepared. Many camp outs later, I have come up with my perfect list of fun essentials. These must have camping items will help you and your family plan ahead so that the trip to the great outdoors is just that- GREAT!
I’m leaving off a tent, sleeping bags, and food because those are pretty obvious supplies. Plus, the tent and sleeping bag you pick are dependent on the climate where you are camping. After decades of camping, these are my Must Have Camping Supplies that I won’t leave home without. If you need a basic camping checklist, check out my Camping Supplies List printable.
These are my favorites for camping. I don’t bring real dishes because I don’t want to be doing dishes constantly. The benefit of these plates and cups is that you can toss them in the fire when you are done eating. It saves you from doing tons of dishes and there is less trash to pack out. The long stick lighters are a must for camp fires…always bring more than you think you’ll need.