Ready… Set… GO Camping! – A start of season trailer stocking list

Spring has sprung…Finally! My family is eagerly looking forward to the start of camping season.  Most winters we’ve been cooped up at home over the long, dark and sometimes snowy winter months, so all of us are excited to get back outside. Summer is our favourite season as all the boys in my family mountain bike, and we’re able to combine camping along with their racing season quite well. Their races are usually on Sundays, so as soon as the race schedule is published we start looking for campsites so we can make a weekend of the event.

Over the years I’ve fine tuned my packing list.  I pack the following items before our first trip and leave them in the trailer for the summer months, restocking them as required. It makes getting out the door easier when I know these items are already packed and ready. Here is my go to trailer staples list for the start of the season:


Packing Up!

Non Perishable Food Items

  • Peanut Butter
  • Maple Syrup
  • Olive Oil
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Pam Grill Spray
  • Chocolate Milk syrup
  • Oatmeal -Packaged Instant and Old Fashioned
  • Canned Tuna and Salmon
  • Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot Chocolate mix
  • Crackers
  • Popcorn
  • Chicken noodle soup
  • Granola Bars
  • Spices-Garlic Powder, Dill, Oregano, Basil, Italian Seasoning, Onion Powder, Cinnamon, Salt and Pepper
  • Cereal
  • Jam
  • Pasta
  • Jar Pasta Sauce
  • Juice Boxes
  • Bottled Water
  • Marshmallows

Toiletry Items                                                              DSC_0072

  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap or Body Wash
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Mouthwash
  • Dental Floss
  • Q-Tips
  • Advil/Tylenol adult and kids
  •  Kleenex
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Pepto Bismol or Tums
  • Benadryl  Adults/Children
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Soap
  • First Aid Kit
  • Band Aids
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray


Kitchen Items

  • Paper Towel
  • Tin Foil
  • Ziploc Bags-small and large
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Wax Paper
  • Plastic storage containers of various sizes
  • Dish Soap
  • Tea Towels
  • Garbage Bags
  • Hand Soap
  • Windex
  • Paper Plates
  • Disposable Cups
  • Kettle
  • Coffeemaker
  • Toaster
  • Lighter /Matches



  • Towels
  • Wash cloths
  • Pillowcases
  • Sheets
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Extra Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dryer Sheets

Did I miss anything? I’d love to hear what you can’t leave home without.




2 Comments on “Ready… Set… GO Camping! – A start of season trailer stocking list

  1. You missed all the mountain biking stuff! And marshmallows.

    • Of course how could I forget the marshmallows! I’ll have to update my list. Thank you so much Mr. Bib Shorts! As for mountain biking stuff I’ll have to see if my husband wants to do a guest post about it 😉

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