6. BRING A COMFY CHAIR: A PLACE TO READ THAT NEW BOOK
One problem with camping is that while you might bring a ton of items for functionality, there’s very often not a lot of places to sit. If your site doesn’t provide a picnic table with benches and you don’t bring chairs, your choices are basically to sit on the ground or in your tent. Many people do remember to bring outdoor chairs, but bringing a chair that will fit inside your tent is a great addition for your relaxation time.
Blowup chairs are super easy and work much like air mattresses. If you have a bit more room in the car, a padded wicker chair is always great.
7. BRING AN INDOOR SIDE TABLE FOR AMBIANCE: A PLACE FOR CUPS, LIGHTING, AND MOMENTOS
If you can fit it, bring along a small side table that will fit in your tent. There’s plenty of different options available, and some even fold up completely so that they won’t take up more than a few inches of space during transportation. Sure, this is a small touch, but it really does make your tent feel more luxurious. You can throw an indoor lantern on it or keep water by your bed during the night.
It’s also great to snack on top of if you’re just hanging out in your tent for some quiet time. Whatever the reason, there are so many options available for such great prices that it’s a necessary easy piece to add.
8. BRING SHEETS AND A COMFORTER: FEEL LIKE YOU’RE IN YOUR BED AT HOME
Many campers just bring a sleeping bag, but they don’t realize how much of a difference actual sheets and a comforter would make. There’s really no comparison! While a sleeping bag might seem warmer if you’re in a place where the nights get cold, you can bring a great padded or goose-down comforter and stay cozy all night.
Even if you just bring your oldest sheets and comforter to go under a sleeping bag, you’ll feel much more refreshed in the morning. Make sure that the sheets will fit your air mattress if you choose to bring one! Since you probably have these items laying around, this is a super easy addition to your tent that makes a huge difference.