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Camping Trip Dollar Store Supplies for Your Next Trip
Before you head out into the great outdoors for your next camping adventure, check out this shopping list of Camping Trip Dollar Store Supplies! The dollar store has MANY practical and useful items that you will want to have at your campsite.
Today I’m back with yet another installment of “wonderful things you can find at the dollar store before your next trip.” We have logged many family trips at this point and I can say that the vast majority of those trips find me prepping by shopping at the dollar store. The dollar store has so many practical and useful items for traveling – I always make sure I stop in for supplies before we leave town.
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Bottled Water – I’m a bit leery of drinking campground water, no matter where we’re staying. We always bring bottled water for drinking and cooking.
Dish Pan – Not just for washing dishes! Place a dish pan next to your tent or camper door. Fill it about 1/3 of the way with water. Rinse dirt and sand off of feet before heading inside!
Hand Soap – Best way to keep clean if you have some running water!
Door Mat – Place a door mat just outside and just inside your tent or camper to catch extra dirt and sand on feet.
Paper Products – Makes campground eating and drinking so much easier when you don’t have to worry about washing dishes! Even better if your campground recycles paper waste.
Hair Ties – Always a good idea to have plenty of hair ties if you’re camping with anyone who has long hair.
Garden Decor for Campsite Decorating – It can be a lot of fun to decorate your campsite! Pick up garden decorations like flags, flag holders and other items and dress up your campsite a bit.
Tablecloth – When you arrive at your campsite, you might find a less than clean picnic table. Bring a cheap tablecloth to cover your table.
Glow Sticks – Not just for fun after dark, glow sticks increase your kids’ visibility as well. Keep track of them even after the sun goes down with glow sticks.
Sterno – Keep a pan of food hotter longer by using a can of Sterno (liquid fuel) under a chafing dish!
Dry Erase Board and Markers – Dry erase boards are very helpful for noting your campground location and campsite number, as well as contact numbers for the main office and local hospital.
Tools – Whether you’re pitching a tent or tinkering with something on the RV, having a set of basic tools in your camping gear is a smart idea.
Travel Toiletry Bottles – Small and easy-to-manage bottles with your shampoo and other soaps are convenient for campground bath house trips.
Toilet Paper – Self explanatory. Make sure if you are in an RV you get RV toilet paper. Yes, it’s different than standard bath tissue and no, you probably won’t find it at the dollar store.
Toothbrushes – Pick up new toothbrushes before you head out of town and toss them when you get home.
Basic Toiletries – Great idea to stock up on miscellaneous health and beauty products.
Cooking/Grilling Utensils – We have a set of cheap utensils in the camper. If they get ruined or dropped in a campfire, no big deal.
Matches – If you think you’ll be charcoal grilling or campfiring, matches and/or lighters are a must-pack.
Ziploc Bags – Not just for food, these plastic bags double as wet bags! Perfect for packing wet clothing in before you head home.
Trash Bags – Always clean up your campsite and take your litter with you! Almost all campgrounds have a dumpster or trash can area where you can leave your bagged trash as you head out.
Printable List – just copy and paste in a blank document and print!
Garden Decor for Campsite Decorating
Dry Erase Board and Markers
Travel Toiletry Bottles