Going Camping? Prepare for the best time of the year with this camping checklist for fall.
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. Prepare now for camping with this family camping checklist for fall.
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. My husband and son go tent camping at least two times a year – once in spring and fall with our Cub Scouts family. I’m sure my son would want to go, but this momma prefers camping in a cabin. If you’re the camping type, you’ll want to do it right by taking along the essentials.
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Family Camping Checklist For Fall
- Weather-resistant tent
- Tarp to place under your tent for protection
- Sleeping bags for cold weather
- Camping pillows
- A hammock for those relaxing timeouts
- Camping chairs for the family
- A couple of lanterns and tons of flashlights!
- Camping Stove (in case there is a burn ban in the area)
- Cooking utensils
- Cast-iron skillet
- Portable table
- Tools for outdoors
- One of those cool metal detectors that find money and gold! (optional, of course)
- First Aid kit
- Backpacks for hiking
- Cooler for breakfast food – check out 8 Breakfast Camp Meals for Fall Camping
- Citronella candles
- One whistle for each kit (Boy Scout rule)
- Plenty of water and water bottles to take on hikes.
- Sunscreen and bug spray
- Firewood & matches
- A Canopy because the sun is still harmful in the fall
This family camping checklist will guarantee a successful camping trip with the little ones! Just watch for bears!
You may not think you’ll need sunscreen or bug spray, but if you’re camping in Texas, you will need both. Hopefully, where ever you go, there’s not a burn ban.
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Family Camping Tips
- Watch the weather before you go. Go prepared.
- A 6-person tent will sleep six comfortably or four with an air mattress and your gear.
- Easy tent set-up and breakdown will make your weekend less stressful.
- Place a tarp under the tent to protect it from rain, mud, and dirt.
- Think about bringing along a canopy for added comfort from the sun.
- Take a battery-powered light 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 up while enjoying the outdoor campfire.
- Use the buddy system. Don’t go off on your own. (Boy Scout rule)
- Don’t forget all the hiking essentials; good hiking shoes are a must!
- If you’re going on some more advanced adventures, you’ll want to read about this emergency kit for adventurers that are must-haves.
If you prepare this family camping checklist for fall before you go, you’ll have a more enjoyable, stress-free outdoor camping experience. The fall season is the best time for camping in the great outdoors. So get out and camp!
The hard part is deciding where to go!! Here are a few Texas road trips to see fall foliage, including Texas State Parks.