6 Essentials for Every Camping Trip

No matter where or when you’re camping, if you are planning on some quality time in the outdoors, there are certain things you just need. Well, if you’re me, anyway. If you’re not me, there may be some things you can live without. But, for blogging and reading and learning purposes, let’s all just pretend we’re me. K?

Camping Essentials

  1. A camera/phone. I live by the motto…take pictures first, ask questions later. I have so many embarrassing photos of my people. It’s glorious.
  2. Toilet paper. Those campground bathrooms can run out of toilet paper at a moment’s notice. Be prepared. And if you’re an entrepreneur, you can sell it to the other campers when times get tough. Or trade it for firewood or bug spray. See number 3.
  3. Bug spray. I mean, have you even seen the outdoors?
  4. First Aid kit. Someone will throw a rock at someone’s head. They will bleed. You will freak out. You will have your first aid kit handy because you read this blog. You’re welcome.
  5. Marshmallows. Have you ever tried building a fire in the same vicinity as children without giant, fluffy marshmallows on hand? I didn’t think so.
  6. Love. We live on love. We cook with love. It’s the number one secret ingredient in everything Grandma has ever made. So, why can’t we camp with it too?

What are your MUSTS for camping?

xo | Brooke

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  • Reply
    Nichole Winkel
    March 4, 2016 at 11:39 am

    My in laws bought my first headlamp for Christmas last year. They’re super campers so this was a way of teaching me their ways. But seriously a headlamp is the one thing I love to have, especially for when it’s the middle of the night & not peeing is NOT an option just because it’s dark out you know!

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      Brooke Buffington
      March 4, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Ahhh YES! The ever-important headlamp! That one’s definitely a must! We have 2, because you know, those things double as toys for the kids. LOL.

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    Savannah Spivey Young
    March 4, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Can’t forget a french press coffee mug – just fill the sucker with your grounds and boil the H20. You’ve got yourself a cuppa right away! (for mug, see

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      Brooke Buffington
      March 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Girl, that’s what’s up! You always have good ideas! I always take my French press, but I’ve never seen one that’s a mug and a press together. I’m gonna NEED that before our next venture out! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    Wendy Rentschler
    March 4, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Great blog! Thank you!

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