Packing Checklist for Camping, Summer Edition

Packing Checklist for Camping, Summer Edition

If you own a Ram Truck, or plan to, it’s a safe bet that you’re no stranger to the great outdoors. We know from experience that many Ram enthusiasts (ourselves included) are just as comfortable in the woods and campgrounds as they are in, say, their own living rooms—maybe more so. Evidence of this comes in multiple forms, from the great pictures posted to the Ram Facebook page (like this one, this one and this one), to the unwavering popularity of the Ram 1500 Outdoorsman.

Looking back on our own experiences in the woods—at overnight camping trips especially—it seems the best all have something in common: the better prepared we were before setting out, the more we seemed to enjoy ourselves once we arrive at our destination. Come to think of it, that’s true with not just camping but with just about anything in life, including the design and engineering of award-winning trucks. But that’s another story (and a good one, too).


2013 Ram 1500 Outdoorsman

Today, in the spirit of preparation and in honor of summer, your friends at Ram Trucks are passing along a basic but sensible packing checklist to help ensure that later this summer, when you pull into your favorite campsite, your trusty Ram truck will be equipped with everything you need to make the stay perfect.

Packing Checklist for Summer Camping

  • Tent with rainfly
  • Ground tarp
  • Tent stakes
  • Sleeping bags
  • Air mattress, sleep pads or thick blanket for under sleeping bags
  • Battery-powered lantern
  • Extra batteries
  • A change of clothes
  • An extra pair of dry socks
  • Sweatshirt or jacket
  • Hat or bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Rope
  • Axe or hatchet
  • Utility knife or multi-tool
  • Matches
  • Newspaper or other kindling (providing campfires are allowed)
  • Cooking/eating utensils, pots, pans and dishes
  • Pot holders
  • Camp stove and fuel (if campfires are prohibited)
  • Tin foil
  • Food for meals and snacks
  • Potable water
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Paper towels and/or napkins
  • Toilet paper
  • First-aid kit
  • Bug repellent
  • Biodegradable camp soap
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and other toiletries

Also included on the list should be good friends and your favorite Ram truck, but we thought that went without saying. If we missed any other important items, please let us know in the comments section below.