StowAway's Happy Camper Checklist | Camping Packing List

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Need a fun, inexpensive adventure with your family? Go camping! Camping is a great way to spend time with your family, without dumping a lot of money into a vacation. Once you have the gear, all you'll pay for are campground fees. Most park or campground fees are between $10 and $25 – you can’t find a hotel for that price. Plus, with no cell reception, your kids will be forced to put down their devices and interact with their surroundings, and you!

StowAway Standard Cargo Carrier on Ford SUV with family camping in a forest

To make your camping trip a success, bring plenty of food and games. Don’t forget to check your camping packing list… or forget to make it in the first place. Get your family involved in the process and discuss what you all want to bring. However, if you're like me, even if I make a list I usually forget something. Which is why I suggest checking out what other people and camping sites suggest to bring. For example:

StowAway's Happy Camper Checklist

  • Tent(s)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Hiking boots
  • Sneakers
  • Shower sandals
  • Multiple changes of clothes, for both warm and cool weather.
  • Socks!
  • Pajamas
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunglasses
  • Towels
  • Bag for dirty clothes
  • Pocket knife
  • Compass
  • Waterproof matches
  • Toilet paper
  • Water bottle
  • Toothbrush
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Sanitizing wipes
  • Tissues
  • Flashlight (spare batteries)
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Whistle
  • Bug net
  • Trash bags
  • Cooler
  • Food (trail mix, granola bars, s’mores, jerky, hot dogs, etc.)
  • FIRST AID KIT (For a first aid check list, click here)

Boy getting something out of StowAway Standard Cargo Carrier on red SUV at a family campsite

And don’t forget your StowAway! All of your camping supplies and gear will fit in the StowAway, providing you a convenient way to access everything and stay organized. With the StowAway, you can bring everything you want and need for the trip to be happy campers! If you want to take your camp cooking to the next level, consider getting a trailer hitch grill to pair with your StowAway.

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