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Camping checklist – what to pack

What should I pack for camping?

Getting ready to go camping? Wondering what to pack? Whether you’re a complete beginner or a total expert, there’s always that head scratching moment as you get ready for your overnight adventure thinking ‘what do I need to pack for camping?’

camping essentials
There are camping essentials and camping luxuries

I always have these moments, despite the fact that it might be my 4th camping trip of the year! I decided to write a camping checklist to use as I pack for our camping trips. For longer, family camps we seem to pack most of the house (all essential and luxury items on the list) and stuff every single inch of the car! Or for shorter, one or two night trips we might streamline and only take essentials.

what to take camping
stuffed car!

I hope you find this list as useful as I do. If you think we’ve missed anything, comment below!!

camping checklist
GWGW’s camping checklist