Camping Essentials For Glamping

Top camping essentials to elevate your next outdoor getaway.

Many families have had their summer plans thwarted this year as a result of the worldwide pandemic.

Vacations have been canceled, hotels have closed, leaving a lot of families wondering what they will do to experience a getaway this year.

Now, I’ll be the first to admit, we’re not the most “campy” family around. We do love to be outdoors and enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, and simply enjoying the beautiful nature all around us.

Cabins and fully equipped trailers better represent how we enjoy camping!

So we thought we’d come up with a list of camping essentials that would get even the non campers like ourselves at least open to the idea of camping.

And this isn’t just any list! No. This is a list that will enable you to enjoy the luxuries of being at home while you’re camping. We’re preparing you for a glamping getaway!

(And in my mind, if I’m spending the money on any of these items for camping, it’s justified as an emergency preparedness expense anyway. There you go! Double duty.)

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Camping Essentials | Shelter & Sleeping

Likely the first thing that comes to mind as camping essentials are shelter and sleeping arrangements.

I must say that camping supplies have come a long way since I was a kid. You can get some serious supplies that will last for years to come.

There are multiple options for cabin tents which boast multiple rooms, yurt style tents that are waterproof and complete with a stove jack for cozy warm nights.

Of course you’ll also need a cozy sleeping bag, and an air mattress for a good nights sleep. You can even get a transitional bunk cot that provides stacked sleeping for tight quarters, or can be separated, and can also turn into a bench with a back! Now that’s an ingenious item if I do say so myself!

Daily Necessities That Even A Camper Should Have

One reason I suppose that camping doesn’t always sound too appealing to me, is not having the daily necessities to keep clean!

To my surprise (probably because I’ve never actually looked into it before), there are some pretty awesome gadgets out there that allow you to enjoy these necessities and practice good hygiene.

From shower tents with changing rooms, portable showers and toilets, the idea of camping just got a whole lot better!

Outdoor Entertainment

Obviously the main focus of camping is to enjoy the outdoors and soak up the sun and fresh air.

But here are just a few ideas to help keep your family entertained while bumming around the campsite.

We’ve included some of our favorite family games, and who doesn’t like to unwind at the end of a long day watching their favorite movie?

Camping Essentials | Awesome Accessories

Simply as stated, these are some ideas of some awesome accessories that I would dub camping essentials!

From a portable air conditioner, heater, ceiling fan with light, solar backup power charging unit and Bluetooth speaker, these are some of the items that will allow you to enjoy the luxuries of home life while glamping in the wilderness!

Must Haves For An Outdoor Kitchen

For ease of food prepping and cooking, you certainly wouldn’t want to skimp on any outdoor kitchen essentials!

Remember all of these items would be great as emergency preparedness items too! Anything to make life easier (and more normal), especially if events are out of the ordinary, are important to me!

Check out this awesome mini refrigerator and outdoor camp oven! Mind blown! 

Now these are some items that would be a total game changer for my camping experience!

What are your favorite camping essentials? Anything you would add to our list?

There are plenty of camping hacks and packing ideas out there too, especially on Pinterest, so we’ll leave that for you to look into more, specific to your needs.

We hope you were able to get a little inspiration and great ideas on how to bring your home necessities with you while enjoying the outdoors.

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