I've thought of everything for you and put it all in this post. Screenshot it, print it, or write it down. Making a packing list is one less thing you have to do before going on that adventure!
As someone who was born and raised in the PNW, the outdoors are a huge part of my life. My parents were both avid camping enthusiasts and I'm fairly certain I could help pitch a tent before I could talk. I've got loads of knowledge and have put together an extensive, detailed work of art that is, The Ultimate Camping Packing List.
There's nothing I dislike more when trying to compile a packing list than having to fill in the gaps on things myself. Like food for example; oftentimes other lists online leave the actual food part out completely, trusting people will want to pick out their own food.
Um, hello?? If you're like me and feel like you already have to look up all these different lists to figure out what to bring and make sure you don't forget something, you're also going to need someone to tell you what to eat! Don't worry, I've got you. I put real food items directly on this list so you don't have to think about what to eat while enjoying the great outdoors. Tweak it to fit dietary restrictions.
Gear and Equipment
Tent and Stakes
Air Mattress and Pump
Bedding for air mattress (fitted sheet/blankets/sleeping bags)
Flashlights, Lights, Lanterns, Batteries
Tapestries (These glam up your camp space and provide privacy)
Rope and Clothespins
Lighter and Matches
Food and Kitchen Gear
Paper/Ceramic Bowls and Plates
Cooler and Ice
Adult Beverages. Of course
Water. Counteract those adult beverages. Of course
Towels in various sizes (Beach towel, Rags, etc)
Protein Bars/Granola Bars
Veggies and Dip
Pots and Pans
Entertainment, Fun, and Games
You're camping! Look at the trees! Go for a hike! Explore! You don't need outside stimulants.
But okay, I get it, looking at rocks is only entertaining for so long. Here are some games and gadgets to spice it up.
Art Pad and Pens/Pencils/Chalk/Paint
Portable speaker (Pre-download playlists on Spotify so you can listen offline)
Portable chargers for literally every device you bring.
First Aid Kit
Brush and Hair Ties
Makeup (If you must)
Hair Care Products (If you must)
Eye Glasses and Case
UV Blocking Sun Shirt
This list lays out key items you need. You know how many nights you'll be camping. Adjust the list according to the duration of your stay. For example, if you're camping for 3 nights you should bring 4 pairs of underwear. Please don't wear the same pair for that many days in a row.
Additionally, if you think I left something out or have something to add to this list, drop a comment below this post and get the conversation started! Happy Camping!