With a packing list for camping, you can be sure that you have everything you need with you. If properly prepared, you can relax and enjoy nature on your camping vacation. But never forget your phone to play Tonybet Canada.


A packing list for camping is a little more specific than a hotel vacation. It is therefore advisable to start packing in good time. This will give you enough time to get camping equipment – or at best to rent it.


As a guide: This packing list is designed for camping without a car and includes the essentials for a vacation with changeable weather conditions. With the tent strapped on, everything fits into a 55-liter hiking rucksack.




A tent is of course a must when camping and is on the packing list. The shorter you keep your camping packing list, the better. Prefer small items of equipment made from lightweight materials – you’ll notice every gram in your rucksack later on. This definitely belongs in it:


  • Tent
  • sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag
  • flashlight


Tip: Before you pack the summer sleeping bag due to its lighter weight, check the weather forecast and, above all, the average temperature during the night. Nothing is more annoying than a vacation in which you freeze every night due to insufficient insulation in your sleeping mat or a sleeping bag that is too thin.


If it gets too cold at night, put on a hat while you sleep and fill up your BPA-free drinking bottle with hot water in the evening. This turns it into a hot water bottle. A ticking also increases the temperature in your sleeping bag.




Check the weather forecast before your vacation to choose the right clothing for your camping packing list. The onion look, i.e. several layers on top of each other that you can take off as required, is always recommended. This is what you should include on your camping packing list:


  • Underwear
  • socks
  • Sleeping clothes (short or long sleeves depending on the temperature, a pair of woolen socks)
  • 2 pairs of pants (long or short depending on the temperature)
  • 3 T-shirts
  • 1 long-sleeved shirt
  • 2 medium sweaters
  • 1 thick sweater (e.g. made of fleece)
  • Rain or wind jacket, possibly also a (sustainable) umbrella and rain trousers
  • Sturdy, comfortable shoes, waterproof depending on the destination
  • Slippers or sandals: for the beach or shower facilities
  • 1 guest towel: for brushing your teeth and washing your hands
  • 1-2 large towels: for showering and the beach
  • Hat (depending on the temperature) or a cap


Tip: It’s better to take fewer clothes with you, but some organic detergent. At many campsites, you can use a washing machine for a small fee of around four euros or even free of charge and a dryer in bad weather.


In bad weather, pack your clothes and sleeping bag in pack sacks or plastic bags and then in your rucksack. This way they will stay dry even if the rucksack gets wet.




This should be on your camping packing list for personal hygiene:


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste or toothbrush tablets
  • (Organic) shampoo/shower gel (preferably for skin and hair)
  • Brush/comb
  • Skin cream (a universal one that is suitable for the face, hands, etc.)
  • Deodorant (you can also make your own solid deodorant)
  • Small first aid kit with plasters
  • Nail scissors and tweezers
  • sun cream
  • mosquito spray
  • washing powder
  • Toilet paper (made from recycled paper)


Note: If you use toothpaste, shampoo, cream, or detergent in the open air, they can get into the groundwater. You should avoid this. If possible, only wash and shower at campsites and make sure that products such as toothpaste are biodegradable. Also, try to take the smallest possible packs with you.


Tip: It’s best to replace shampoo on your camping packing list with solid shampoo or soap: these products can’t leak, are more economical, and produce less waste. If you are traveling in a group, divide up hygiene products that everyone can use (such as toothpaste, sunscreen, and bug spray) among yourselves. This reduces the amount of individual luggage.




As stews are a practical meal when camping, a pot should also be on your packing list. You should also have the following food accessories with you:


  • Spirit stove or gas cooker
  • lighter
  • pot
  • Pocket knife with can opener
  • spoon
  • Drinking cup that you can use on the gas stove
  • Universal, leak-proof, and (plastic-free) lunch box for soup or leftovers
  • Drinking bottle, also for hot drinks (made of metal, for example)
  • Ecological washing-up liquid
  • Towel and sponge
  • Sufficient water and food supplies (depending on the location of your campsite)
  • a few tea bags or instant coffee (depending on taste and outside temperature)
  • Reusable bin liners


Tip: Check before your vacation whether you want to cook at all or whether your chosen campsite has a kitchen. In Nordic countries in particular, this is part of the basic equipment at many campsites. If this is the case, you can skip the stove on your camping packing list.