Suggestions on What to Bring on Your Car Camping Trip

The beauty of car camping is you have the flexibility to bring additional items which can help make camping more fun and comfortable.  Here is a comprehensive list of necessary and luxurious items to bring along.  Don't have it in your gear closet?  We can help.  Items in green are available for rent via DIRO Outdoors Gear Rental & Delivery.

- Tent
- Sleeping Essentials
* sleeping bags
* sleeping bag liners
* sleeping pads
- Kitchen Set
* dishes and silverware
* cast iron cookware (fryer, dutch oven)
* 2 burner stove with fuel
* hotdog/smore stick
* sandwich cooking iron stick
* cooking utensils
* dishwashing tub with cleaning accessories
* picnic tablecloth
* water containers
- Camping Accessories
* headlamps
* lantern
* hatchet
* clothes line
* tent entry rug
* mini broom, dust pan
* rain tarp
* ThermaCELL® Mosquito Protection Zone portable device
- Camping Chairs
- Coolers (Cooler Packing Tips)
- Hammock
- Miscellaneous Items
- paper towels
- garbage bags
- water bottles
- wet wipes
- sun screen
- bug spray
- pillows
- flips flops (for public showers)
- sun hats
- winter hats (for sleeping if night temperature is below 50 degrees)
- rain jackets
- extra pair of shoes (in case first pair gets wet)