The Ultimate Family Camping Packing List

Camping is one of the most incredible ways of encountering nature and the great outdoors however it tends to be scary, particularly for novices. The best camp excursions start with great preparation. It isn't like you can simply bounce in your vehicle and go. You need to think about climate and season. Besides, you will presumably need to book a campsite well in advance. All that you do to plan your trip before setting off will make the camping experience more straightforward and less unpleasant.

Part of the fun of camping is that you only need a few items to survive in the great outdoors. However, having a pleasant, handy, and cozy camping experience is certainly desirable. Most people aren’t concerned about packing for a family camping trip, but that shouldn't be the case. We understand there's a lot to consider when it comes to packing, so we'd like to help you. If you've never gone camping before, you'll want to know what to bring. So, before you leave, make sure you have everything you'll need for a great camping trip by consulting our detailed checklist.

  1. Tent necessities

Your tent is one of the most important items in your bag, as well as one of the most important essentials. Consider whether you'll need more stakes, a repair kit, or a footprint for protection. One of the greatest methods to ensure a comfortable vacation is to find a tent that fits your demands for size, accommodation and weather. Make sure your sleeping bag is rated for the temperature where you'll be camping, and don't forget to include comfort goods like a sleeping pad or cot if space allows.

While you’re packing in your car, pack your tent last so it’s the first thing you’re able to take out to set up. Double-check you have all your poles and stakes, a mallet, and your rain-fly (if applicable).

  1. Entertainment necessities

Everyone has a distinct concept of what a nice camping vacation should be like. Maybe you're a "cards by the campfire" kind of person. Maybe you and your family like participating in physical activities. If that's the case, bring a football or other sports equipment with you to fling about during your breaks.

Maybe you enjoy playing video games in your tent. Maybe you'd want to bring your fishing kayak and get out in the water. This area is just for you. This is the spot to post whatever makes your heart sing and brings you closer to your fellow campers.

  1. A salve or ointment

Hello there, parents! Do you have kids going to vacation camp this year, with you? You must be concerned about them since they tend to run around carelessly and end up getting wounded. It can be tough to remember to carry all of the different ointments for different purposes, which is why Harmony has created this handy-dandy multi-purpose salve that will literally work for anything. When packing up the stuff for your summer trip, make sure to add this in your hand bag.

Whether you're 5 or 50, we all need a little boo-boo medication once in a while. Plantain Salve is the ideal remedy for treating life's little wounds, scrapes, stings, and abrasions. One of the finest ways to start a natural homeopathic first aid kit is with this Harmony Plantain Salve which is a bountiful, yet simple ointment that is effective for small burns, wounds, and stings.
Pure and herbal ingredients:
Harmony's Plantain Salve is prepared with three simple ingredients: plantain, olive oil, and beeswax. Our Plantain salve blends the therapeutic properties of common plantain with the soothing properties of oil and beeswax to create a soothing product. Doc Harmony being your health companion ensures 100% purity and quality effectiveness, as she is only concerned with the perfect health of her customers.
Apply the therapeutic salve to any skin ailment or eczema spot that needs to be hydrated, soothed, and healed. Skin irritations such as dandruff, eczema, and sunburn are best treated with Heal's Plantain salve. The healing ointment may also be used for rashes, diaper rash, dry elbows, lip balm, make-up remover, poison ivy, and scar tissue. It will soothe, hydrate, and mend damaged, irritated, or rough skin.
Suitable for all
This Harmony's Plantain Salve is suitable for all family members, including children and adults, and has no adverse effects. It is suitable for all skin types. Heal's Plantain Salve can help you heal faster in everyday life and safeguard your family.
  1. Cooking essentials

When preparing for a camping vacation, it's easy to miss cooking utensils. Cooking is simple, convenient, and pleasant when you have all of the necessary tools. The camping stove is a must-have piece of gear if you plan on cooking on your next camping trip. You'll need pots and pans to prepare your meals, whether you have dedicated camping cooking equipment or cookware from home. Select a pot that is less in weight. Whatever recipe you're following, you'll need knives for cutting, wooden spoons for stirring, and spatulas for flipping at some point. Also, be sure to bring enough plates and utensils for the number of persons attending.

You'll be making excellent meals in no time if you have these things, so you'll be able to enjoy them just like you would at home.

  1. Trash bags

A pleasant camp is one that is clean. Put all of your trash in large bags and keep your campground area clean to lessen the possibility of wildlife becoming interested and to boost everyone's morale.

It's critical to remember the camping etiquette of "leave no trace," so do your best to leave your pitch in the same condition as you found it.

All of our Club Sites include a trash can, and it's crucial to recycle properly and dispose of trash in an ecologically responsible manner.

  1. Lanterns

You won't find power switchboards everywhere, and your car's light won't function alone. Don't forget to bring your lanterns.

Inappropriate lighting may throw any holiday into a fierce mess of individuals who are blinded by darkness and have no idea where they are.

So, a camp lamp is a little but necessary item. Camping lights provide a sense of security that only having a rifle can provide. Lanterns are useful because they allow you to see what's happening in the distance, whether it's a serial murderer stalking you or a squirrel playing in the trees. The lamp is necessary not only for survival but also for the simple joy of having everything acknowledged.

  1. A bug spray

Unfortunately, being in nature means you’re not alone. The outdoors, wild and untamed, can be a difficult place to survive, especially when it comes to its tiniest residents - bugs. Between the ticks, gnats, and mosquitos, insects can seriously ruin an otherwise relaxing camping trip

They can, in the worst-case scenario, spread serious illnesses like Lyme. However, there are techniques to reduce the impact of insects, as well as the hazards they pose, on your outdoor experience.

But don't let these pests deter you from having a great vacation. Even if you only use it as a last resort, keeping some classic insect spray on hand is a smart idea in case the mosquitoes and bugs get out of hand.

Greenerways Organic Bug Spray
 It's summer, which means it's time to bring out the bug spray for many of us.
Depending on where you live and how much time you spend outside during the summer, you may go through a lot of repellants. Is it, however, an excellent repellent that your entire family are in search of? It's extremely important to find a bug-repelling solution that is both effective and natural. Try our Greenerways Organic bug repellant to enjoy the great outdoors with friends, family, and pets all year long.
Greenerways Organic Bug Spray is a 100% natural and organic repellent spray for personal protection against biting bugs. This travel-friendly spray is produced in the USA and is free from parabens, phthalates, and GMOs.
Chemical free
This product is free of harsh chemicals and is gentle on the skin while also providing good protection against insects such as mosquitos, ticks, and other biting insects. Our essential oil-based insect repellent has undergone thorough laboratory testing to ensure your safety. Whether you're hiking, climbing, camping, riding, heading to the beach, or simply enjoying the outdoors, use our essential-oil based bug repellent to keep those bothersome pests at bay.
Organic citronella oil, organic lemongrass oil, organic cedar oil, and GWO soap water make up the Greenerways Organic Bug Spray. The spray is colorless and transparent, so it won't stain your clothes or furniture. Moreover, it doesn't need to be rinsed off after use, and it doesn't feel oily or greasy on the skin.
The spray has a zesty scent that is powerful yet fresh and pleasant - which is good because it remains on the skin for quite a while after application. It is available in 2oz and 4oz bottles. The spray is dispensed through a spray nozzle, making it more convenient and simple to use.
  1. Important medicines

Any medications you use on a regular basis should be brought with you when traveling. Make sure you have at least a few days' worth of supplies, just in case. Delays can occur, and you don't want to risk your health if this happens to you. It's also a good idea to have some over-the-counter pain relievers with you in case you acquire a headache or a toothache while flying. Antihistamines are also an excellent option, as allergies can be caused by a variety of causes.


No matter the trip you embark on, preparation is key. Plus, as an added extra, whenever you spend time preparing for something it always adds to the excitement of your upcoming experience.

This Ultimate Family Camping Packing list isn’t exhaustive so be sure to adapt it to your own needs and you’re sure to have a stress-free camping holiday.