Going camping as a couple can be a wonderful experience that can strengthen your relationship. Getting out and enjoying nature and having new experiences together can be a great break.
It allows you to really focus on each other and the surrounding environment while letting your job and other stresses melt away.
Staying comfortable while you are camping can be very important as a couple. Couples who go camping together and having fun are proven to be very happy.
If you are looking for some romantic camping ideas and some ways that you can stay more comfortable during a camping experience, here is a checklist with the most important things to do and what extra gear to bring when camping with your significant other:
1. Picking Up the Right Bedding
You should always work at trying to get yourself off of the ground while you are camping. Picking out a product like a raised bed or cot can be a huge help when you are trying to stay comfortable during a camping trip.
👉 A double sleeping pad will do the trick. Check this one on Amazon.
The ground can be especially firm while you are camping and it is problematic to try and fall asleep that way. Bringing along some pillows and a way that you can sleep up off the ground can be an essential piece of camping kit for couples.
2. Bringing Some Earplugs
It’s not too hard to ruin a vacation together if neither one of you can sleep. There are some campers that absolutely love the sound of nature and the way that it can gradually calm them into sleep.
With the help of some earplugs, you can drown out some of the bugs that you might hear in the night and the sounds of others in the campsite as well.
As a light sleeper, these can be essential especially if you are planning on sleeping in an area where there are plenty of campers that might be walking past your campsite, you should bring along an inexpensive and disposable pack of your plugs just in case.
3. Consider Tent Temperature
Based on the time of year that you are going to go camping, you need to make arrangements to be comfortable in the tent.
Picking up a heater for the inside of your tent or even considering a double sleeping bag that can hold more warmth with your body heat is important for staying comfortable so that you can sleep.
Be careful what kind of heating system are you using to safely heat your tent during those cold nights.
Double sleeping bags(Amazon link) can also be an important touch that will help you feel a little more like you are sleeping in a regular bed as well.
4. Fun Things To Do While Camping With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
As part of your couples camping checklist, you need to make sure you bring along some extra entertainment.
There is always an off chance that you could experience some rough weather while you are away. Rather than letting the rain really ruin your vacation, you should consider the idea of bringing along some entertainment.
Bringing along a few board games or even some of your favorite books can make sure that you can enjoy some entertainment that can keep you comfortable even when the weather is horrible outside.
Packing along a few games or alternative camping activities can make sure that you can relax and unwind as well as connect when you need to relax and get off your feet for a while.
5. Hygiene Is Important
Quick-dry towels and items that you can use for personal hygiene should be an important part of any camping checklist. If you can pick out items that will help you stay dry over time, you can work at enjoying a much more comfortable time with your significant other.
Picking out regular towels that can often stay damp over many days could be a problem for your camping trip.
Also, don’t forget to bring:
- Camping soap
- Dental floss
- Moist towelettes or baby wipes
- Toilet paper
- A sizeable plastic bag to do laundry in
👍 A good idea is to have all of these items in one place. I find this personal hygiene purse very useful.
6. Prepare To Get Close
If you are spending the whole weekend together for the first time, it is a very good idea to prepare for getting close. Understanding some of the traits that your partner is about and picking a spot where you may be able to get some of your own space is important.
If you’re planning on camping together for a long weekend or just one night, it’s very difficult to get away from each other when you are staying in just a small tent.
Going to a campsite that has some amenities like power outlets and hot showers can be a great idea if you are a couple that wants to explore the fun of camping without sacrificing some of the comforts of home.
7. Look Up Some Camping Recipes
You can always bring along an electric grill (Amazon link) or a toaster oven if you have a plugin campsite. If you are planning on staying on a site that doesn’t have power, you need to work on coming up with some camping recipes that you can make.
You can get quite creative camping with a variety of food. I love to cook with my girlfriend when we go camping. Starting the fire and preparing the food together is an experience in itself. I don’t like washing dishes though.
With a good cast iron skillet, you can easily work at making some delicious steaks and frying up some veggies just as you would on the stove at home.
I’m a big fan of cast iron skillets so I have to recommend these Lodge pans from Amazon. It’s a great 3 bundle that you can also use at home, on a grill or even in the oven.
Making sure that you have plenty of ice for your cooler for perishables and a plan for meals can be very important as you are camping.
Cooking is one of the fun bonding camping activities for couples that will never fail and it will bring you closer. A must-have when you go camping with your significant other is to have some cooking utensils with you and some fire starting kit.
8. Gear Up Before Hand
Showing up with a tent, a sleeping bag, food, and an air mattress can be some of the bare minimum items that you would need.
Thinking about every eventuality by bringing along some tarps for the rain, ropes to lash together your tent if something goes wrong, lanterns for the evening and even some citronella to keep insects away is important.
Think about the environment you are in, the time of year that your camping and do a bit of research into some simple tools you could bring to make your camping experience easier.
If you are planning on going on a trip remember some of these camping ideas for couples and one of the most important tips is to have fun together.
By working as a couple to gear up for your next camping trip, you can be prepared to have a romantic trip away connecting with nature!