Camping certainly isn’t an activity for the faint-hearted. The hot sun, pesky bugs and lack of electricity would surely force anyone who was expecting a relaxing vacation to head back home before the week is up. That is, until glamping came along.Glamping allows you to get out into nature without giving up your favorite luxuries. So, the packing list for a typical glamping trip is much different than your typical camping supply checklist. To help you get started, here are four categories on what to take glamping to ensure your trip is a success.
Natural Beauty Products
Though beauty products may not be on your camping list, they’re at the top of a typical glamping list. Get a plastic makeup bag and fill it with natural products like:
- SPF Lotion: Kill two birds with one stone by using face lotion with at least SPF 30. Even though you’re glamping, you’re still going to be outside most — if not all — the time. If you know you burn easily, it’s never a bad idea to put on a layer of actual sunscreen on top, too.
- Stick Foundation: Stick foundation is easier to apply than liquid or powder, as you can simply use the stick and one or two fingers to blend it in — no application pads required.
- Waterproof Mascara: If you aren’t already using waterproof mascara in your everyday life, you’re doing it wrong. Especially for people who work outside or are constantly running around and working up a sweat, waterproof mascara will last all day long without even the slightest smudge.
- Dry Shampoo: Dry shampoo is basically a shower in a bottle. You don’t have to wear hats every day when you use this stuff — though we recommend bringing along some detangling spray, as well.
- Makeup Remover Wipes: The last thing you need is to start breaking out on your vacation. Be diligent about removing your makeup every night before you go to bed. Makeup remover wipes are typically the best for travel, especially when you have limited space to pack.
Healthy Food Options and Cooking Supplies
Everything tastes better when you’ve been working up an appetite all day long kayaking, hiking or swimming. You can whip up plenty of healthy meals with just your campfire, but you can also bring along a portable stove for a more relaxed, familiar cooking experience. Just remember to fill it up with gas or propane before you leave, as the best ones typically require these fuels to run.Along with fruits and veggies, you can make healthy breakfast burritos, instant oatmeal, potatoes, fish or chicken, kabobs and more — and the list goes on. With the right recipe, you can likely recreate your favorite healthy meals to make at home while you’re on your glamping trip.Oh, and don’t forget your French press — it’s the perfect way to make a hot cup of coffee for yourself every morning. Glamping is all about spoiling yourself, so the last thing you want to do is deprive yourself of caffeine for an entire week. We’re sure your camping buddies will appreciate that, too when considering what to take glamping.
Reusable Water Bottles and a Filtration System
Something about being out in nature makes you appreciate it a bit more and want to do what you can to lessen your carbon footprint. A fantastic way to do this on your glamping trip is by using a lightweight, recycled, reusable water bottle instead of buying a case of water bottles. Not only is it difficult to keep all those bottles of water cold, but it’s also incredibly wasteful.But how will you fill up your reusable bottle? With your water filtration system, of course. Whether you’re drinking from a natural water source or out of the fountains at a campsite, you’ll feel much better when you know it’s been properly filtered to eliminate 99.9 percent of bacteria. This could literally save your life — and the water will probably taste a lot better, too.
There’s no way you’re going to be sleeping on the cold, hard ground for a week. When you glamp, you don’t have to — bring along a hammock bliss sky tent instead! All you have to do is tie this tent-sized, enclosed hammock to two trees, and you have a perfect little cocoon to nestle into each night after having s’mores. Since it’s up in the air, it will literally feel like you’re sleeping on a cloud.If heights freak you out or you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, you can also bring along a blow-up air mattress or some cushioned cots with plenty of pillows and blankets — anything but sleeping directly on the floor of your tent.Make Your Glamping Trip as Comfortable as PossibleThe entire point of this type of camping is to be comfortable, so you might as well go all out when figuring out what to take glamping! Remember to bring along the most practical but decadent items, including your favorite beauty items and cooking tools. After spending all day out exploring nature, it will feel nice to come back to a campsite that genuinely feels like home.
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