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3 Must-Pack Additions to Your Next Camper Trip

Updated: Feb 1

If you’re no stranger to RV camping, you’ve probably found a packing routine that works for you, your family, and your camping style. Whether that means always packing extra camp chairs because you’re bound to make new friends during your stay, or adding extra bread to your cooler in order to feed the local critters at your site, there are so many ways to make your camping experience special depending on your own needs and interests.

And in true camping fashion, once you’ve found your groove, naturally something else will come along and inspire you to shake things up. That’s exactly what we hope to do for you today because we’ve put together a list of our top 3 items to pack for your next RV camping trip. Whether you travel with family, solo, or with a variety of friends and loved ones, these items will make great additions to your next trip.

1. Games, games, and more games

Yes, even if you travel solo. Board games, card games, and even video games can make camping more fun. If you’re alone, classics like solitaire or video games like Mario Kart can help you pass time by the fire and stay present-minded during your travels. When it comes to group trips, apps like Heads Up or Piccolo are often great ways to grow closer to your campfire crew, but charades by the campfire is always a great time. Just make sure to pack everything you’ll need including cards, pens, paper, electronics, and more.

2. Heated blanket(s)

The reality of RV camping is that it’s one of the most comfortable ways to experience the joys of camping and the great outdoors. It’s arguably cozier, cleaner, and more organized than tent camping or backpacking. And that’s why so many RV-ers love it! If you’re looking to take the comfort level up a notch, though, a heated blanket is a great way to stay toasty warm throughout the night. Even if your RV has a heater, it can get chilly within the four very thin walls of a camper. A heated blanket guarantees that you’ll stay warm from head to toe during the night.

3. Camping log

Sometimes it can be hard to remember where we were in our travels when a specific memory or event occurred. One of our favorite things to bring along is a small journal or camping log that can be used to jot down highlights during our travels. You can always invest in something like the Campground Passport to help you keep your notes organized. Remember they don’t have to be long, just enough detail to help you remember who you were with, what you laughed about, and your favorite part.