15 Things Everyone Forgets to Pack


Every single camping trip I've ever taken, I forget to pack something. It doesn't matter how long I plan, how many times I go over my list, or how often I check the camper cupboards and drawers; something is left sitting on the garage floor when I pull out.

In all fairness to the great outdoors, my inability to pack is not limited to camping. Every vacation I take starts with a run to the store for the items that didn't make it into my suitcase. The difference with forgetting things on a camping trip is there is never a store within miles of the campsite.

I realized that I couldn't be the only one who suffers from an acute packing handicap, so I did a little internet research, and as expected, I'm not alone!

Not only am I not alone, but the rest of you forget the same ridiculous things as me. So, for all of you who suffer from packing-itis, here is a list of the 15 most common items (in no order) that never make it into the camper. 

Keep this list with you as a constant reminder and never forget; You are not alone!

  1. Toothpaste/toothbrush
  2. Swimsuit
  3. First aid kit
  4. Sunscreen
  5. Sunglasses
  6. Snacks
  7. Sweatshirt
  8. Aspirin
  9. Bug Spray
  10. Ice
  11. Trash bags
  12. Water
  13. Medication
  14. Toilet paper
  15. Money


John Jambor
Head of Marketing Truma North America