Packing: the ultimate checklist to avoid forgetting anything when camping

Published on 09/11/2022

We don't always think about it, but camping holidays can be organised. Starting with your suitcase! And packing at the last minute is the best way to forget the essentials. So here's a little checklist of the essentials to pack (or not!) for your holiday in the Landes!

The camper's first challenge: travel light!

Very often, we tend to take too many clothes when we go on holiday. The aim is to avoid unnecessary clutter, starting with your wardrobe. Forget the superfluous! If necessary, you can go to the campsite launderette to run a machine.

For a week's stay in the Landes, plan on 6 outfits. One top per day is ideal in summer. Adapt your clothing choices to the climate of the Landes (hot summers, but also sometimes rainy) and to the activities you plan to do (beach, walking, hiking, cycling, sightseeing, going out at night...).

Choose simple clothes: light trousers, shorts, Bermuda shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, blouses. Never, ever forget your favourite bikini or swim shorts. Between the campsite swimming pool and the beach just a few metres away, there's always plenty of opportunity to get your swimming costume wet!

And don't forget the essential accessory of a seaside holiday, the beach bag, which contains sunglasses, hat, sun cream, towel, books and magazines.

It's also always a good idea to pack something warm. The nights can be cool even in summer. You should also pack a little evening wear for going to restaurants or casinos.

For footwear, pack a pair of trainers that are easy to wear in all circumstances, flip-flops for the beach and walking shoes for hiking trails.

An optimised suitcase also means a well thought-out toiletry kit. To travel light, opt for small transparent plastic bottles (100 ml) to transfer your soap, shower gel, shampoo and cosmetics.

Things we tend to forget...

Are you more of an airhead? You should know that the object that is most often forgotten by holidaymakers is... the phone charger.

Other items that are often forgotten include identity papers (driving licence, health insurance card, health insurance card), credit cards, cheque books, holiday vouchers and luncheon vouchers. And if you're going camping with your dog, make sure you take its vaccination record with you!

Think about it, then forget... It's the first-aid kit! For small holiday injuries, don't forget a mini kit either: aspirin, plasters, wipes, antiseptic spray, hydro-alcoholic gel, mosquito repellent, biafine, tweezers, etc.

What you don't have to bring in your luggage

If your suitcase is full to the brim or if you have forgotten a few things, don't worry, you will find everything you need (or almost!) at Camping Le Vieux Port.

To travel light or to make up for an oversight, the supermarket and the campsite shops are your best allies: clothes, accessories, beach items, hygiene and beauty products, etc. In addition to this, we also offer sheet and towel hire. Isn't camping life great?

And for tent campers, there's no need to carry a cooler. We hire out box fridges. The same goes for bikes, which take up a lot of space in the car.

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