Camping essentials include things like tents, sleeping bags and flashlights. But moms need a few camping essentials, like products from ours sponsor, Poise, to make camping a little more comfortable and fun!
It’s May and the school year is almost over. Can I have a HALLELUJAH?! We have a packed summer full of travel and I can’t wait to get started.
We’ll be taking our annual July camping trip to Yellowstone National Park. This will be our longest camping trip yet of just under a week. It’s also our first time camping inside a National Park. I did make sure we have showers and coffee nearby.
I love camping, but packing and planning for camping takes weeks of preparation. Which means I’ve already started airing out the gear, planning the menu, and making sure to keep jeans and sweatshirts in reach to pack for the cooler weather.
I used to be a minimalist when it came to packing for camping, but I learned quickly to stick with the Boy Scout motto to “Be Prepared.” More often than not that means I pack everything everyone else could possibly need and show up with hardly anything for me.
I’m trying not to let that happen this year! This year I’ve made a list of “Camping Essentials for Mom” of what I need so I don’t forget. Like underwear and a swimsuit. I wish I was kidding.
My Top 6 Camping Essentials for Mom
Journal: I traveled all over the world before I was married and had kids. I always took a journal with me to write down what I saw, heard, smelled and tasted. I love reading them now and remembering details I’d long forgotten about. I’m trying to get back in to the habit of taking a journal with me when we travel as a family.
Dry Shampoo and Conditioner: My sister gave me this a couple of years ago. It is a lifesaver when camping! Sometimes a full shower isn’t possible, but now I can get my hear clean.
Face Cloth: Along the same lines of sometimes a shower isn’t possible, I take a special face cloth to wash off the camping dirt and grime. This particular cloth doesn’t need soap as it has silver in it that helps clean the face.
Poise Microliners: After I had my kids in my early 30s, I started having some light bladder leakage when I sneezed or laughed too hard. It’s one of those mom things no one talks about. It just is and we all deal with it.
But after turning 40 this pat year, it happens a little more than just when I sneeze or cough. And when one is in the middle of National Park, well, it’s better to prepare.
So on a recent trip to Walmart for a few camping supplies, I added Poise liners to my shopping cart. They are very thin, very discreet and will be very helpful in making sure I stay dry even in the middle of a National Park.
Poise Liners are specifically designed for light bladder leakage so I know I’ll be free to explore, hike, fish without worrying about leakage.
Sports Muscle Cream: I use muscles I didn’t know I have in the process of camping so a little cream to ease the aches and pains is a necessity. Plus it makes the tent smell nice!
Candy Mints: Because we are all sleeping in one tent and brushing teeth while camping is hit or miss, I’ve added mints to my camping essentials. And this is the only thing on the list that I’ll share!
I set all these items aside in a little pack that’s just for me. It’s the perfect little package of camping supplies every mom needs including a little #PoiseLinerLove!
What camping essentials for women did I miss? Leave a comment and let me know what you can’t camp without!