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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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Dollar Store Camping Supplies Shopping List
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. Don’t forget to recycle your plastic bottles!
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 Sanitizer, Tissues, Wipes – No running water? Make sure you have some sanitizer and wipes on hand.
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 – Round up some napkins and paper plates for meal times. 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. We have a reusable tablecloth that gets wiped down after each meal, then folded up and stored in our camper for the next trip.
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.
Plates and Cups – Minimize your trash output by bringing reusable plates and cups with you. Wash your dishes after using and keep them in your camping supplies for your next trip.
Utensils – Pick up a set of utensils to use on your camping trips. Store them with your other camping supplies so they will always be ready and waiting!
Dish Towels – Great reusable option for quick campground cleanups!
Mesh Laundry Bags or Hampers – These work great for a variety of things. Use them to collect dirty laundry. They are also great for holding sandy toys or clean containers for recycling.
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
Mesh Laundry Bags/Hampers