With the cool brisk weather, falling leaves, and campfires that the fall season brings, it’s the best time of year to enjoy family time outdoors, don’t you think? Prepare now for fall family camping with these fall family camping checklist & camping tips.
FALL FAMILY CAMPING CHECKLIST & CAMPING TIPS
Don’t get stuck out in the woods without the proper camping essentials. Enjoy your time outdoors with the family and prepare now for your weekend of camping. We go tent camping at least two times a year – once in spring and once in fall with Cub Scouts. I’m pretty sure my son would want to go more, but this momma would prefer a cabin. If you’re the camping type, you’ll want to do it right by taking along the important stuff. Affiliate links are included here.
Camping List for Fall
- 6-person weather resistant tent
- Sleeping bags for cool weather
- Camping pillows
- A hammock for those relaxing timeouts
- Camping chairs for the whole family
- A couple of lanterns
- Camping Stove
- Cooking utensils
- Cast-iron skillet
- Portable table
- Dad’s tools (just in case)
- First Aid kit
- Backpacks for hiking
- Cooler for breakfast food
- Citronella candles
- Flashlights, whistles, water bottles, sunscreen, bug spray
- Firewood & matches
This go-to list will guarantee you’ll have a successful camping trip with the family! Just watch for bears!
Oh, you may not think you’ll need sunscreen or bug spray, but if you’re camping in Texas, you will definitely need both. Hopefully, where ever you go there’s not a burn ban going on.
Fall Camping Tips
- Watch the weather before you go.
- A 6-person tent will sleep six comfortably or four with an air mattress and your gear.
- An easy tent set-up and break down will make your weekend less stressful.
- Place a tarp under the tent to protect from rain, mud, and dirt.
- Think about bringing along a canopy for added comfort from the sun.
- Take along a battery-powered light for inside the tent and for bathroom runs in the middle of the night.
- Keep a lid tightly on trash to keep out raccoons and other nocturnal animals.
- Bring extra blankets to wrap yourself while enjoying the campfire.
- Use the buddy system. Don’t go off on your own.
- Don’t forget all the hiking essentials; good hiking shoes are a must!
With these fall family camping checklist & camping tips, you’ll have a wonderful stress-free outdoor camping experience.
The fall season has got to be the best time for camping in the great outdoors. Don’t you agree?
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