Do I need a glamping checklist?
That’s a question that we often ask ourselves whenever we are about to pack for a glamping experience.
Well, a lot of things come to mind when you think about what to pack and what not to pack, especially because we live in the age where technology has made it easy to buy almost everything online. Meaning you can buy just on your way to your destination have everything before you arrive.
However, having everything packed before you live for your trip will save you from forgetting essential things. It will allow you to be organized throughout your trip which to be honest is a feel good experience. You don’t want to go glamping in a secluded place without your toothbrush or an extra pair of slippers. Do you?
So what do we really need when going glamping? Here’s your ultimate glamping checklist.
Note that Some glamping sites provide basics things like towels and toiletries. But these things aren’t guaranteed. And if the owner of the site has not mentioned they’ll be there when you arrive, consider bringing your own.
Glamping Checklist List
- Flash light
- Water bottle
- Cell phone plus charger
- First Aid kit
- Additional food or drink
- Basic cooking utensils (knife + fork, a spoon)
- Bug repellents
- Pillow(s), Blanket(s)/Rug and any other glamping essentials that could complete your experience
Outdoor Glamping Gear
- Sun hat
- Lip Balm
- A camera (to capture those beautiful moments)
- Mosquito repellant
- Hiking boot
- Hiking daypack
- king shoes, sandals for walking around the glamping site
- Fishing rods / nets
Related: How to glamp on a budget
Glamping Essentials: Toiletries
This is basically all the stuff that one needs for personal hygiene. This includes showering and grooming which could be done with:
- A small toiletry kit (with a toothbrush and toothpaste, shaving kit)
- A couple of washcloths (to clean yourself and also to wipe dust on your shoes)
- Towels (to dry yourself and also wipe off dust on your shoes)
- Hand sanitizer
This is basically just your everyday stuff that you’d normally wear on a casual day out and about.
If one doesn’t plan on leaving the campsite at all then they would just pack their clothes accordingly, but if one intends to go out for a hike or for a visit to the town then they should pack accordingly.
- Swimsuit + cover up
- Hiking shoes
- Isabelle wears: Lady’s short sleeve shirt. | Jeans (for comfort)
- Percy wears: T-shirt and cargo pants would be the most appropriate choice since it will keep you cool even during daytime, especially if he’s out in the open.
- Water shoes or sandals – to protect your feet and ease the walk on slippery surfaces like rocks, into water pools etc. It is not necessary to wear shoes/boots when you around the camp grounds but it is always better to wear water shoes when you are going near water bodies.
- Seasonal clothing – the seasons determine what should be worn at any time of the year and if you want to be comfortable while you glamp, then it is important that you carry seasonal clothing according to the weather.
For example: in winter, dressing up in layered clothing is a good idea – you can take off what you don’t need or if it gets too hot, keep it on. Remember to carry waterproof clothing as well so that even if it rains you will still be comfortable and dry.
Glamping Checklist List: Other Things to Bring
- A pair of binoculars (to observe the animal in the wild and also for general use)
- Pocket knife, fishing rod, a bottle opener
- Outdoor games
- Extra batteries if you’re bringing a camera which requires them. The place where you stay might not have any shops around it so better be prepared.
- A notebook for writing down your thoughts and plans. (Could be used as a journal too)
- A bag for dirty clothes – clothes get dirty while we move around and also when we wash
- Laptop/Tablet to surf the internet or watch movies in the tent. (We have smartphones today but sometimes they tend to get really hot while charging and it’s difficult to sleep with the phone charged next to your ear. So better bring a laptop or tablet)
Bonus point- You can always check with the owners of the glamp site to be sure on what they offer and whether they have anything you may need. Some places might even rent out stuff that you leave in the site after your stay.
This is the glamping checklist you should use to pack for your trip. Remember to pack any extra things depending on the season, location and the people you’re going with e.g. if you have kids.