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Smoky Mountain Camping Checklist

March 13, 2012 September 21st, 2020

The Smoky Mountain Outdoors is the perfect place to relax and get away from the stresses of your regular life. Whether you travel with a large group of friends or set off on a family vacation you can have fun at the 12-acre camping outpost with riverside sites. Make sure that you pack the right items for your journey to keep everyone safe and happy.

The first thing on your list should relate to sleeping. Depending on what you camp in, you might need blankets and sheets or an ordinary sleeping bag. Bring at least one pillow and sleeping bag or blanket for each person on the trip. If you bring an air mattress, remember to bring along a repair kit and air pump.

You also need items necessary for cooking, which includes any food you plan to eat on your Smoky Mountains camping trip. Bring at least one cooler filled with ice, a thermos for hot drinks and a large jug for cold drinks. Charcoal, lighter fluid, a camping grill, matches and old newspaper is helpful for cooking outdoors. If you bring a camping stove, bring at least one extra propane tank to ensure that you have enough fuel for the trip. Add items to your list that you might forget about, including spices, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic utensils and disposable plates or bowls.

The hardest part of packing for your Smoky Mountain Outdoors trip is remembering the things that are so common you might forget them. This includes mosquito or bug repellent, shampoo, soap, trash bags and a first aid kit. You should also pack a lightweight jacket and long pants because it can get cold at night. Don’t forget to pack extra clothing and accessories for any special activities you plan on doing, including golfing, hiking and fishing. Make a list of everything that you need on your trip and double check your list before you leave the house.