One of the many things I love about Arizona is the mountains up north. So much open land in the pine forests to escape for a day of hiking or camping trip. Get out of the city, breathe fresh air and enjoy the cooler temperatures.
Every Labor Day weekend we join a large group of families for our annual camp out weekend. I’ve partnered with prAna to share with you my list of what to pack for camping including a few helpful hints. And even better, prAna has given me a discount code to share with you. More on that at the end of the post.
Camping out in the woods. Dirt. Campfire smoke. Sweat. Well-made clothes that will hold up to the elements and activities is a priority here.
Do research and know where you’re going camping. If it’s at a higher elevation expect cooler temperatures. Check the weather to see what temperatures to expect during the day and the lows at night before planning what to pack.
Make a list of activities that you will be participating in. If you’re be swimming, fishing or kayaking you will want to bring swimsuits and other water gear.
*This list is geared towards car camping. When backpacking, space is a premium and the list needs to be pared down.
Things to consider when selecting what to pack
- Weather can be unpredictable and change quickly in the outdoors. Layers are nice when the sun starts to set.
- Quick drying or moisture wicking fabrics are great – look for clothing made by fitness or outdoor manufacturers such as prAna.
- Clothing that covers you to protect from brush, critters, and sun
- Non-bulky clothing that packs nicely
LOVE the detail on these leggings! And so comfy for hiking.
Packing List – Clothes for Camping
Long pants or leggings.
Long sleeve shirts
Sweatshirts or wool sweater for layers
Short sleeve shirts and shorts (depending on daytime temps)
Fleece jacket or down vest
Camp Shoes (something easy to slip on for late night bathroom runs or just wearing when hanging out at camp)
Water sandals or shoes
underwear, socks, sports bras
Not only does a hat provide protection, but is great for hiding your hair which may not be at its best without showers, hair dryers, and styling products.
Packing tips for camping
Packing Tip #1 – If room allows, pack one extra set of clothes. You never know if you may get stuck in a rain storm, fall in a mud pile or what other adventure you may face so it’s nice to have an extra set of clothes.
Packing Tip #2 – Plan out your outfit for each day. Layout your bottoms, top, and underwear on a flat surface. Fold in clothing and roll into a bundle. Tie with some string. Super easy to pack and to find everything you need each day.
Packing Tip #3 – Since clothes get extra dirty and stinky when camping I don’t like to get them mixed in with my clean clothes. I purchased a pop up hamper that we bring with us. I set it up in a corner of the tent and everyone throws their dirty clothes in there. Once home, everything goes right to the laundry room. Love that it even has a zipper top to keep the orders contained.
The Daria Sweater Hoodie wool/cotton blend sweater is perfect for layering. I love the hoodie and pouch pocket details.
So here’s the exciting part I promised you. Camping, hiking, yoga…what ever your activity check out prAna‘s clothing for women and men. Use code MHMDB15 for a 15% discount on your next order (coupon code is good for 4 weeks). What’s your adventure?
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Anything you would add to my packing list? Or have any great packing tips to share? I’d love to hear your ideas
disclosure: This is a sponsored post with prAna. All opinions are my own.