Camping Essentials: What to Bring on Your Camping Trip

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If you have a camping trip planned this summer, then you do not want to miss our top camping list must-haves. Get ready for the peak summer season, summertime is the perfect time to explore the outdoors. Things to consider prior to going on your outdoor adventure, are the activities you would like to participate in. Setting up your perfect campsite can be a challenge, especially if you forget the necessary essentials. Whether your intent is just to get some fresh air, or you plan on hiking and swimming, the following list will help you get prepared for the hot summer camping season.

Before you get started, do not forget to book your campsite in advance. The earlier, the better.

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There is nothing like camping outdoors and being able to be a part of nature. Being outdoors, means you’ll need to plan for mosquitos, possible rain, heat, and wildlife. Pack clothing and shoes for the season, and the activities you plan to do. Make sure your list includes everything from swimsuits to sweaters. Do some quick research on your campsite to see how the temperature ranges from morning to evening. If you do plan on camping outdoors then you won’t want to forget the following.

  • Blankets
  • Camping Tent
  • Chairs
  • Clothing for the season
  • Fire Starting Kit
  • Lighting: Headlamps, Flashlights, and Lanterns
  • Shoes/Sandals/Slippers
  • Simply Done Lighter
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Swimwear
  • Pillows
  • Tarp
  • Towels
  • Wood


Although many campsites have small supply stores, it’s best to be prepared. Make sure you pack all the necessary essentials for you and your family. You’ll be glad you did!

  • Baby Wipes/Body Wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Diapers
  • Dish Soap/ Hand Soap
  • Floss
  • Lip Balm
  • Lotion
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sanitizer
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Sponge
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet paper
  • Topcare Sunscreen


Camping and exploring outdoors with little ones can come with unwanted cuts and bruises. Even grown-ups can fall and get hurt while exploring and having fun. You’ll want to make sure to bring all the necessary medications, and a first-aid kit to help you care for, and disinfect any potential cuts and bruises.


Packing plenty of foods and snacks for your trip is mandatory. You can’t go camping without packing the necessary ingredients to make s’mores. Save some coin by picking up some of our CRAV’N snacks like cookies, crackers, and pretzels. Consider planning ahead by making a list of easy meal solutions for the entire family. Clean-ups are made easier with our Simply Done paper plates.

  • CRAV’N Snacks
  • Easy Meal solutions
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Simply Done Containers
  • Simply Done Paper Plates
  • S’mores
  • Stater Bros. Popcorn
  • Trash Bags
  • Water


Make sure to plan for some fun activities to help make this trip memorable. Bring some family favorites, like games and spooky stories to share around the campfire. You can’t forget all the floaties so you and your little ones can take a splash in the water. Most importantly, don’t forget to sit back, relax, and just have some fun!

  • Baseballs, Basketballs, and Soccer Balls
  • Bikes
  • Colors and Coloring Books
  • Floaties
  • Games
  • Spooky Story Book