Camping Packing Tips
Camping packing can be overwhelming. Especially if your family's new at camping. You make a campsite reservation drawn by the romance of cool evenings around the campfire gazing at the stars….and now, yikes, what do you pack? What you bring, or not bring, could make or break your first camping experience.
1. First thing you need is a camping checklist. Don't try to keep it all sorted in your brain. You'll break your head. If you can, keep a digital file of your camping list, so you can tweak it to your family's unique needs year after year, so you're not starting from scratch every year.
2. Prioritise. Don't bring everything plus the kitchen sink. Be versatile, be clever, do you really need a spatula and a stirring paddle? Choose simple recipes to spare you from having to pack measuring cups, mixing bowls, special equipment.
3. Pack by categories – kitchen stuff together, fun stuff together. Roll up your pajamas with your sleeping bag – no more poking through all your stuff just to crash on your pad. By the way, at the end of your camping trip, pack your stuff back into the same grouping so you are pre-packed for your next camping trip.