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Camping In The Desert With Teardrop Trailer

What to pack for your first trailer camping trip:

Personal Hygiene

One of the most common questions for folks considering the transition from hotel or larger RV-based travel to tiny trailer travel is typically: but where do you go? It’s a great question, and not one that most are all too eager to talk openly about. Sarah brings some helpful tips for anyone heading into the back country for some camping time for helpful items to keep yourself happy, healthy, and clean – even without running water.

  • Privacy tent
  • Luggable loo
  • GO Anywhere waste bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Shower wipes
  • Wet wipes
  • Quick dry towel

If you’re camping for several nights and in generally good health, hopefully you’ll need to use the bathroom. Paula and Kevin’s privacy tent and Luggable Loo were a revelation when we camped together in Utah. We stopped at Gearheads on our way out of Moab to buy our own bucket toilet and immediately put a privacy tent on the holiday list. Set up away from camp and in the shade, it’s good for getting out of the wind to change and having some privacy while using the bathroom. We get a lot of use out of a pack of Kleenex wet wipes to combat general grubiness, too, in addition to shower wipes and the occasional bucket shower. 

What To Pack On Your First Camping Trip

That’s a wrap on the packing list. We assembled the things on this list over several months, from multiple local and online sources. For more tips, join the Timberleaf community on Facebook, with groups for owners and people in the research phase. Leave a comment with your best pre-trailer packing advice or other topics you’d like to see covered on the blog!

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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