Here are some of the absolute MUST HAVES that we use when camping! I've provided links below to items you can buy online!! Others are just fun things we've found along the way!
I love to decorate the campsite with fun signs in the windows & outside! The sign we put in the front window was found at the cutest little boutique in Los Olivos!! We literally bought it out of their window!! lol Then I ALWAYS bring fresh flowers with us! It's so nice to sit down with coffee and those gorgeous flowers!!
YETI gear must haves!!! Both of the coffee cups shown above are Yeti Brand. The "O" one is from their custom collegiate collection (say that 3 times fast!!). Yep, I'm a HUGE Oregon Duck Fan!!! The turquoise one on the right is my favorite! Its so big so that means less travel to the coffee pot for refills! lol And they make awesome gifts-we got these as a gift from my husbands parents! A little RV-warming gift!
And no camping trip is ever complete without a YETI cooler!!! This bag is so nice! It is awesome for keeping things cold when we go to the pool or for a picnic but its also nice to carry with us when we go wine tasting in the summertime. It gets way to hot in the car to leave the bottles we buy to keep them cool!! The added bonus is that we use this bag as a carry-on when we fly to Hawaii so we can use it to take lunch & drinks to the beach!! It's fantastic!!!
We were walking around a campground a few months ago and saw that shade screen (see photo above). We don't know how we got away without it! It creates a little privacy, blocks the direct sun & even helps when it gets a little breezy! Now, every time we use it people come by to ask about it! It is truly a MUST HAVE!!! And it's super easy to install each time (after a few "trial & error" issues we had since it doesn't come with great instructions! lol)
Lets talk about that wagon!!! I almost didn't get it but Im so glad I did! It was one of the best things we got when we stocked up the RV! Its ridiculous how much stuff you have to bring with you when you go to the pool with a toddler!! But it has also worked fantastically as a cart for our elderly pup to ride along with us on long walks! Plus, did I mention its on sale, like REALLY ON SALE on amazon right now!!!! Im thinking about getting another one for home to take with me when I go grocery shipping (since we usually walk to the store)!
Last but definitely not least, COOKING GEAR!!!! How awesome is this grill!!!! Its so nice because there are 3 burners so I can cook a HUGE meal if I need to, but it collapses down so its so small!! It hardly takes up any space for storage!!! We added the griddle plate and have never looked back!! You can cook anything in this thing!! We even want one for the house!!
And the DUTCH OVEN!!!! I was so excited to get one and start using it! I LOVE cooking with it! It reminds me of my grandmother when I was little. I always remember her making fresh biscuits in hers! They are SO YUMMY!!!!! I highly recommend you try it! Even if you don't camp, they are so nice to use in the oven.
I hope you find something to take with you on your next camping trip, picnic or other outdoor adventure!!!