Why every camper needs a ‘Camping Box’

One of the biggest hassles of camping is trying to get everything organized beforehand. Where’s the tent? Where are the utensils? Do we have the pots and pans? Am I going insane?!

We’ve all been there.

Watchman Campground Zion

To make life easier, make a camping box. Now, I can’t take credit for this – my parents had one and I feel like most people know about this anyways.

Basically, a camping box is everything you need to cook and make camp feel like your second home. Normally, all of these things would end up in eight million places throughout your house or garage, and you’d be running around like a mad person trying to figure out where they are before you head out. With a camping box, it’s already organized and you simply put the box in the car and you’re ready to adventure.

What’s in the Box!

So what goes into your camping box, one might ask? Good question:

  • Pots and Pans (go non-stick if you can)
  • Dishes (Plates, Bowls, Cups)
  • Utensils and Spatulas
  • Fuel for stove
  • Playing cards/games
  • Towels
  • Soap
  • Spices
  • Buckets/something to wash dishes in
  • Matches
  • Cast Iron Skillet (if it fits)
  • Napkins
  • Oven Mitts
  • Bug Spray
  • First Aid
  • Rope
  • Trash bags
  • Flashlight
  • Stove (if you can fit it in)

You can surely put more or less into this, per your own preferences but the idea stays the same – make your life easier.

By having this important subsection of your camping gear ready to go, it takes a little bit of worrying out of your planning, letting you focus on other aspects of your trip.

I imagine all of this probably cost me a couple of hundred bucks. Luckily, once you buy it, you’re good to go for the foreseeable future. Then, all that is left is the adventure!


Until next time adventurers, take care and be safe.

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