Packing list for camping by the ocean
Are you excited about late night skinny dipping, saltwater hair and the never ending sunsets of summer? You’re just not quite sure about what to bring for your adventure.
The most important thing before any trip is to make sure you bring what you need for the environment you will be camping in. We’ve put together a suggested packing list to help you tune into that ocean camp vibe.
What to wear
- Wool base layer - 100% Merino wool for odour control
- A pair of proper outdoor pants
- T-shirt(s) preferably in Merino wool
- A pair of shorts
- Thin wool socks
- Thick wool socks
- A wind and waterproof jacket
- A down jacket (as thick or thin as preferred)
- Wool mittens
- Outdoor running shoes or hiking boots
- An easy breasy summer dress
- Swimwear (unless you go for that skinnydipping)
- Sunscreen (wear it)
Gear to bring
- A sleeping bag fit for the use
- Tarp - a “roof” to be used instead of a tent
- Vindduk - a piece of wind sheltering material
- Backpack - if you’re road tripping bring a daypack
- Waterproof bags to pack your clothes in
- A sleeping mat
- First aid kit including sports tape, abrasion patches and a tweezer (in case of ticks)
- Toiletries - selected items and a small towel
- Toilet paper
- Mosquito repellent or net
- Headlamp - if needed
- Burner and matches
- Maps and compass
- Cooking bowls
- Eating utensils and plates
- Water bottle(s) - bring extra to store water
- Waste bags
A friendly piece of advice
- It's important to test your equipment before heading out. Pitch your tent close to your home. Light up your camp stove and get to know your new sleeping bag.
- Scout the area you will be camping and look for places to get drinking water. Is there a river nearby? Another option is to bring extra water bottles and fill up on the road.
- Use your hand sanitizer when burning your toilet paper. That way you leave no trace behind.
- During warm summer days it might be easy to forget to bring warmer clothes for the chill evenings. Remember that when the sun sets the temperature drops and some warmer clothes will probably make you more comfortable.
- If the weather is warm and breezy during the day, make sure to air out your sleeping bag and clothes. 100% wool only needs to be aired before you use them again.