Is this your first glamping holiday? Not sure what to bring along?

A lot of people read about glamping and love the idea of it. Most even go ahead and make tent reservations, and then it hits them. What exactly do they need to pack for these glamping trips? If it’s not camping outdoors, that means what’s needed is different right? We answer these questions and more in this article.

What’s Generally Provided by the Glamping Site

Today, glamping sites will have the tents already setup and ready for you on your arrival. Major difference number one from traditional camping – no need to go to Walmart to buy a tent.

Furthermore, you don’t need to worry about water issues, because showers, bathtubs and sometimes even Jacuzzis are conveniences included on site or within the accommodations you have chosen.

Most glamping sites also offer food options. For example, Safari West in California is a glamping site that provides breakfast and it’s included in the nightly rate.

With that in mind, here are five must-bring items.

1. First Aid Kit

Medical emergencies can happen at any time. It can be a sprained ankle from a hike, or a bug bite or bee sting, or a cut from a sharp object. Be prepared by carrying your own first aid kit. Know what is in the kit and also how to use what’s in the kit.

2. Flashlight

You are going to be out in the wilderness or the wild when you go glamping, so it’s a good idea to bring a flashlight or lantern with you. You may also decide to go on a stroll to watch the sunset or sunrise. Place the lantern or flashlight in an easy-to-reach place, in the event of power going off without warning at your campsite.

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3. Maps and Compass

If you plan on doing a bit of trekking, hiking, or mountain climbing in the area, you’re going to need a map and a compass. Yes, you may have a GPS system on your phone, but having a physical compass and map as back-up is always a good idea. Remember that phones may not always have a signal, especially if you are glamping in a remote area. Having these navigational tools will go a long way toward helping you find your way around if you go trekking in the forest.

4. Pocket Knife

Purchase a Swiss Army Knife. It’s one of the most essential camping tools you can ever own because there’s so much you can do with it. Plus, its small, compact size and portability make it the ultimate weapon, culinary tool, bottle opener and so much more.

5. A Variety of Clothes

Weather is never 100 percent predictable. For this reason, it’s always wise to pack some warm clothing as well as lighter clothes for hot days. Carry a jacket or two including one that is waterproof. This way you’ll also have something to wear if something unexpected happens.


If this is your first glamping holiday, we want you to enjoy it. Armed with these essential things, you’re well on your way to having a wonderful first ever glamping experience.

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