Family Camping Gear and Gadgets

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The mountains are calling and I must go! Camping season is upon us and it makes me giddy. And all of these handy gadgets and family camping gear get me even more excited. Some of us may not be camping fans but thanks to this list of camping essentials you may need to rethink that notion. We found the perfect family camping gear that takes the not-so-fun parts of camping and makes them much more manageable or even nonexistent. Take a look, and see if you still aren’t a fan. We found the best!

Family Camping Gear Essentials

This list would also be perfect for those who love camping but seem to have every gadget in the book, talk about the perfect camping gifts. They will LOVE you, now let’s get started on this amazing list of unique camping equipment.

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Family Camping Gear

1. Extending Marshmallows Roasting SticksWe all know how obnoxious it is to travel with long sharp roasting sticks. This solves all our problems!

2. Mystical Fire Changes the color of your fire and it’s like magic!

3. S’mores CaddyCarries all the necessities for S’mores!

4. Open-Fire Popcorn PopperFresh popped popcorn while camping?! Need I say more?

5. Tent LightCause searching around in the pitch black for your necessities is never fun.

Camping Gear and Gadgets

6. Queen Size Sleeping BagSeriously, the BEST! So warm and cozy plus I can snuggle up to my babe when I hear a bear outside.

7. Camping LoveseatPerfect for cuddling up next to the fire for scary stories!

8. Camping HighchairGENIUS! We have also taken ours to Lake Powell for the beach and it was perfect! There are many other kids camping accessories out there you could use too.

9. Portable Baby Activity StationGreat for when you just need to set the babe somewhere real quick and don’t want them getting dirty.

10. Portable Outdoor ShowerNeed this! I miss showers while camping and now I don’t have to!

Camping Gear Essentials

11. Camping KitchenMakes cooking and cleaning a breeze!

12. Folding Double Wash BasinWashing Dishes is the hardest part of cooking while camping, not anymore!

13. Camping Solar Water BottleSolar charge or USB charge turns your water bottle into an emergency flashlight.

14. Truck Bed TentNever worry about a rock in your back again!

15. Kids CamelbackHave your kids carry their own water! BOOM!

The Best Family Camping Gear

16. Camping HammockRelaxing and easy to set up. Plus, it fits 2 people!

17. Camping BunkbedsI call top bunk! I would love this so I don’t have to sleep on the ground.

18. Inflatable LoungerDoesn’t that just look so fun and comfy?!

19. Camping Pots and PansNice and compact making them convenient for packing.

20. Pop-Up Trash CanSo perfect cause once you’re done, it collapses so tightly!

Family Camping Essentials

21. Hanging OrganizerGreat for keeping all your gear and gadgets organized and off the dirt.

22. Queen Airbed CotCamping or Glamping?! So dreamy!

23. Camp TalkSparks fun and easy conversation.

24. UNO WildernessEverything we love about UNO with a wilderness twist.

25. Spot It! Gone Camping Card GameSuch a fun game for such a wide variety of ages.

Camping Gear and Gadget List

26. Glow BallGlow in the dark balls, and make sure to buy two for EXTRA fun.

27. Utensil SetNice and small plus, it is great cause sometimes a fork just isn’t as good as a spoon!

28. Collapsible Water BottleOnce you are done drinking, roll it up for tight packing.

29. Camping LanternUltra-bright 4 pack of lanterns with batteries included. Perfect for one in all 4 corners of your campsite.

30. Portable Camping FanGreat for summer camping when you are toasty and there is no breeze outside.

31. Portable Camping LightsPerfect for hanging in your tent or from a tree to see the trail in the night.

32. Flashlights – A zoomable high power  LED flashlight torch.

See what I mean?! With that queen size cot and truck tent you never have to worry about a rock in your back again! And then there’s the portable shower and the camping kitchen, you are seriously set! Plus, I love the stuff for camping with a baby, cause that will be us this year! Don’t you think you could handle camping now? I think so! Grab some of this amazing family camping gear and take off to the mountains, you won’t regret it! 

Family Camping Kit

And to make camping easier and more enjoyable look at our Family Camping Trip Kit! It includes a binder full of checklists, camping menus, camping games, a scavenger hunt, and a smores kit. It makes camping a breeze and so much fun! Save this list of camping gear and gadgets on Pinterest!

And if you just really don’t want to do the full-on camping, we still have you covered! Check out our Backyard Camping Date



I am a lover of all things outdoors, anything sweet (especially ice cream), and a nice, tidy kitchen. I am married to my forever best friend and we have 2 sweet little boys! I am totally out-numbered and completely loving it. I also enjoy a cheesy romance movie with a bowl of ice cream in hand. Did I mention I like ice cream?

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