Gear Up for Camping Season


Are you planning a camping trip this summer? Almost everyone I know tries to go camping at least once a year. We all have that in common. But, there are two different types of campers – the serious campers and the leisure campers. What type of camper are you? Well, take a look at the following supplies lists for both campers to find out.

The Serious Campers
  • Pup Tent
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Flashlight
  • Canteen
  • Small pot
  • Food (freeze dried or ready to eat)
The Leisure Campers
  • 3+ person Tent
  • Tarp
  • Air Mattress
  • Air Mattress Pump
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Pillows
  • Lanterns
  • Grill
  • Electric Griddle
  • Portable Burner
  • Propane Tanks
  • Pots/Pans
  • Grilling/Cooking Utensils
  • Paper/Plastic Dinnerware
  • Papertowels
  • Dishwashing Liquid/Sponge
  • Cooler
  • Water Bottles
  • Thermos
  • Garbage Bags
  • Chairs
  • Games
  • Fishing Gear
  • Boombox
  • Bug Spray
  • Citronella Candles

I’ve probably left a few supplies off of the Leisure list, but you get the idea.

So, are you a Serious Camper or a Leisure Camper? My group of friends, we’re Leisure Campers. And when we go camping in a big group, you can only imagine the enormity of all the gear and supplies we bring with us.

But since we only go camping once a year, it doesn’t make sense to keep all that gear around the house. We store our camping gear in a self storage facility. In fact, our storage unit has a dedicated camping section. So we’re ready to camp at a moment’s notice! After we buy some food. And beer. And ice. And more beer. And probably some more stuff…

What kind of camper are you? What else should we plan to bring (or not bring) on our next camping trip? Share your tips here…


  1. First of all I would like to tell you that I admire your website and all the information you provide. I am a new co-manager at a self storage company and I am getting lots of ideas just looking at your site. I found this article useful, I am actually going camping this weekend with my son and this is good to know. Thanks


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