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Camping In The Desert With Teardrop Trailer

What to pack for your first trailer camping trip:


  • Small biodegradable trash bags 
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Gentle sponge
  • Cloth dish towels
  • Microfiber towel
  • Paper towels
  • 4 oz. spray bottle
  • Collapsible bucket
  • Clothes washing bag

A collapsible bucket is essential for dishwashing. And if you have the classic with a sink, you’ll need an additional bucket to capture wastewater runoff (watch out – mice can jump in the bucket and meet their demise :/)

A tip from the Tiny Yellow Teardrop blog: keep a spray bottle filled with water and biodegradable soap in the trailer for no-wash dishwashing. Spray dishes and wipe them down with a paper towel. This is also a good pre-wash method if you’re worried about dumping food bits near your campsite from dirty dishwater. 

Even for a weekend trip, we bring 3 or 4 dish towels. You can never have too many. We also carry a microfiber towel.

We have a clothes washing bag that came in handy on our longer trip. Not essential, especially for shorter trips, but very nice when you’re facing dirty underwear!

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Sarah Labowitz and Pete Molick live in Houston, TX and their favorite place to take their Pika Off-Road is Big Bend National Park.

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