Must-Have Camping Gear by MarcandMandy

Some of my favourite family memories involve camping! I recently caught this camping segment on the Marc & Mandy Show and it brought back a lot of memories!

When one goes camping there is not a whole lot to take.  But when one goes camping with the family, there is a bit more that needs to come along.  Let’s check out some camping essentials for families.

Essential #1:  Life Jackets


Little campers love water so it’s important that you bring life jackets along.

Essential #2:  Good Flashlight

More than likely you or one of your loved ones will need to go to the bathroom during the night.  So bring along a good flashlight to light the way and prevent stubbing your toes on rocks and other things.

Essential #3:  Food Cooler


Remember last year when you bought a small cooler and you thought it would be good enough for the trip and it wasn’t? Well this year make sure to bring a big enough cooler so you don’t have to end your trip early.

Essential #4:  Hats with brims

This is definitely a must! You will need to have hats along to aid in the fight against sunburns for everyone.

Essential #5:  Sunscreen

Lotion or Stick

Keeping with the prevention of sunburns, be sure to bring sunscreen.  Not every child will keep their hats on while playing in the sun!

Essential #6:  Bug Spray

This is an essential for sure! Bug spray is important otherwise you will have some kids with a lot of bug bites. No one wants that!

Essential #7:  Sleeping Gear

This really depends on how old your children are and their needs.  It’s ideal to have a foam padding set on the floor of your tent to prevent getting cold at night.  Along with a tent (duh) and some sleeping bags and pillows.  You should be set!

Written by Cleo Neufeld

Cleo Neufeld

Before meeting the love of her life, Cleo was a single mother to a beautiful little girl for many years. She shares her expertise in single parenting, building a relationship, living on a budget and more.