Camping Packing List
Before you can decide what to pack on your camping trip, you need to determine two things:
If you are camping in a well-developed area, such as a state park or campground, you might not need to bring as much as you would otherwise. Things like a table to eat on, a camp stove, and bathroom supplies would not be necessary.
Most people "car camp" which doesn't actually mean sleeping in your car. It means driving right up to your campsite and setting up camp there. In this case, you can bring as much as your car can carry and most of the comforts from home because you don't need to worry about shlepping all that gear very far.
This is a comprehensive list of everything you might need or want on your Car Camping Trip. Depending on the specifics of your trip and/or your preferences, you may exclude some of these items or may include others not listed here. You will want to limit the load to those items necessary to keep you safe, dry and comfortable.
[Optional Items / Varies by Trip Type]
*Depending on facilities and amenities available at campsite
Accessories, Clothing & Footwear