This is another crucial element of planning a camping trip, as it will dictate potential activities as well as gear that you’ll need to take along. If you’re camping in the middle of summer, take lots of sunscreen and bug spray. Opting for a snowshoeing adventure? That will require a totally different set of stuff.
Packing: What You Really Need
When it comes to packing for an RV camping trip there are a few basic categories that you absolutely must address, including food, comfort, and utility/safety.
When you’re camping, you obviously need food and a way to cook it. If you plan to cook in your RV or at your campsite, you’ll have a stove, oven and fire pit at your disposal. If you’re planning to RV and hike further into nature for the day, you might want to pack MREs (dried food pouches) with a backpacking stove for fast, easy meals out in the wild. If you have a larger group, meal prepping is a more practical and economical option. A camp-sized grill is a good way to fix up meat, skillet hash, pasta pancakes and more while maximizing your time outdoors. Don’t forget snacks! For my family, I tend to pack a lot of apples, carrots, and hard cheeses that travel well. A simple cooler is a great way to keep it all on hand for travel days in a tow vehicle. You’ll also need dishes, biodegradable soap to wash them with, water for washing and drinking and drying towels.