Gay Camping Checklist: What Gays Should Bring Camping | Out With Ryan

This Gay Camping checklist has been extremely useful for me when I go camping since I always forget what I should bring, so I wanted to make the checklist public for all of my gay readers planning their first or next camping trip! Funny enough, this camping checklist could apply to every camper despite sexuality!😉

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The Big Gay Camping Checklist

5 Gay Things To Bring Camping (updated):

  • Cuddle buddy – sometimes it gets chilly after the fire is put out and you just need somebody to keep you warm at night
  • Protection – this could mean many things; a form of protection from bears, bugs or for your cuddle buddy… if you know what I mean
  • Rainbow Fire Powder – sprinkle this powder on campfire to turn flames into rainbows – YAS! You’re night just got a little bit more fabulous
  • Lots of Wood – Some morning wood… evening wood… just any good wood… for like your campfire…
  • Rainbow flag or something to signify to others that HEY WE’RE GAY!
    • Not only does the flag offer some more representation while camping but it also signals to other campers that there are fabulous people in their campground and are more than welcome to come say HAYYY!

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Other Things To Bring Camping

Things To Bring For Campsite Setup & Sleeping:

  • Weatherproof Tent
  • Air Mattress / Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping Bags / Extra blankets
  • PIllows
  • Lock for tent
  • Camp chairs
  • Tarp or shade shelter
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp or flashlights
  • Laterns
  • Sleeping Attire:
    • Sweatpants & baggy sweater (if cold)
    • gym shorts & tank top (if warm)
    • socks

Things To Bring For Eating / Cooking:

  • Portable BBQ
  • Camp stove and fuel
  • Pot & Pan
  • Cooking Oil
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes
  • Cups / Mugs
  • Coffee Maker
  • Waterproof Matches / Lighter
  • Tin foil
  • Ziploc bags (for unused / open food)
  • Picnic Blanket
  • Picnic Table Cover
  • Sticks for roasting hot dogs / s’mores
  • Campfire starter
  • Re-usable water bottle / sealed water bottles
  • Coolers for food and drinks
  • Ice
  • Food Storage Containers
  • Can Opener
  • Bottle Opener / Corkscrew
  • Alcohol
  • Food & Snacks:
    • Eggs
    • Bacon
    • Avocado
    • Hot Dogs
    • Salmon
    • S’more Kit
    • Basically all the food you can eat that’s easy to cook/prepare

Related post: First Gay Camping Trip in Canada ⛺

Things To Bring For Cleaning/Showering:

  • Towels (for beach & showers)
  • Body Wash & Shampoo
  • Flip Flops
  • Dish Soap
  • Water Jug (for washing)

Things To Bring For Entertainment:

  • Phone / Camera
  • Glow Sticks
  • Sparklers
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Portable Speakers
  • Kites
  • Swiming Suit
  • External USB Charging battery for phones, camera, etc. (I use Zendesk because the charge lasts for days even if I use it every day)
  • Car charging adapter (for laptop or electronics)

Things To Bring for Weather Conditions:

  • Umbrella
  • Rain Jacket
  • Ponchos
  • Bug Spray
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Bandana
  • First Aid Kit
  • Extra Toilet Paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Plastic bags for covering shoes if rains
  • Big garbage bags
  • Water Bladder Bag (for when you’re out on an adventure – especially when it’s hot outside)

gays starting fire

Every summer I will constantly update this list every time I go camping so bookmark this page, or pin it on Pinterest for your future camping trip! I either go camping and forget to bring something or realize while camping that I’m missing something. This list is for any forgetful gays, like me, who plan to go camping.

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Ryan Thomas Woods is the voice behind Out With Ryan. He’s an LGBTQ+ Activist & Travel writer for this website and many other publications. He was recently voted 2018’s Travel Influencer of Year in Canada and dedicated the award to all LGBTQ+ travelers making the world a better & safer space for our community, as he strives to do on his website & social platforms.

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