We’ve all been there before. We are at the campsite, getting things ready, and then BOOM, you realize you forgot X. Sometimes, that thing isn’t too important; other times, it makes life a bit miserable.
Below, we dive into camping items you might forget before your trip that you most definitely shouldn’t.
Being able to see in the dark and use your hands are paramount and wildly underrated. Another tip: keep these on you before it gets dark, or else you’ll have to hunt for lights in the dark.
There’s nothing like being comfy and having something to easily slide on and off when going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. These camp slippers have been my favorites!
Newspapers to help get the fire started
The newspaper industry may be floundering, but they can keep your fire hopes alive. Newspapers are perfect for getting your campfire started.
Great for cleaning your face and sweaty parts after hiking and camping.
The do-it-all emergency helper. Maybe you won’t need it, but it’s nice to have with you.
First Aid Kit
Same as the above; hopefully, you don’t need it, but you might as well have it just in case.
For those who don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn, get a simple eye mask and keep the zzz’s coming.
Cash for Firewood
You always see firewood signs on the road, especially lading to campgrounds. But, odds are they won’t take credit cards. So, carry $10-$20 and be in the clear.
I always seem to forget trash bags. Put 10-15 into your camping box, and then you’ll be set for the year.
If you’re cooking at camp, having olive oil makes everything much easier. Plus, you won’t need to bring butter on your trip.
Extra Water to Put Out Your Campfire
If you start a campfire, make sure to douse it completely. This means having enough water to stay hydrated and flood the fire. Having a 5-gallon jug is usually pretty good. (As you can see, big campfire theme here, haha.)
Easy to Pack Games
Games like Uno, Bananagrams, or simple playing cards are great for the campsite.