Fall Camping Series: What Clothing To Pack For Fall Camping

While some are done with camping for the year, there are many families and individuals who enjoy the Fall camping season. Some are new to the adventure, while others are more seasoned in the event.

In this Fall Camping Series, you will learn more about Fall Camping basics. In this editorial, you will learn about what clothing to pack for Fall camping.

Cooler Fall Days & Nights

As the cooler season comes to pass, the Fall months are a delightful time to go camping solo or in groups. Quality time is not hampered by the searing sun, and it is an excellent time to watch wildlife. Bugs are typically less during the colder days and nights. The trees and foliage are turning into golden brown, orange, and red in colors, which are a pure joy to see.

What Should You Pack for Fall Camping?

With fluctuating temperatures throughout the day and night, it is important to pack appropriately for camping during the Autumn season. Some days may be wet, and specific wet-weather clothing are necessary. Planning and packing smart are the keys to an enjoyable and successful Fall camping adventure.

Base Layer Clothing

The base layer of clothing you pack should be lightweight and made of breathable fabrics. The base layer will also help to keep you warm by providing an insulated “core.” Choosing clothing that is wicking will help to keep you dry. Wicking fabrics may be made of wool, silk, or nylon (to name a few).

Mid-Layer Clothing

Mid-layer clothing options will help provide you with the ability to dress according to the weather. This may include an additional layer, such as a sweatshirt or secondary shirt which covers the base layer of clothing.

Outer Layer Clothing

An outer layer of clothing will allow you to include rain gear if needed or wind-resistant clothing. Examples include packing and/or wearing a poncho, raincoat, or rain pants over layers. Waterproof outer layers will also hold many advantages while hiking or setting up camp during rainy weather.

Head, Neck, Hand, & Foot Coverings

Remember to include hats and neck scarves in your Fall camping pack list. Hats will help prevent heat from escaping the body so easily. Also, don’t forget to include gloves to wear or have available if needed. Packing warm socks that hold in heat well is a must, significantly when the temps drop lower in the nights.

Other Considerations for Clothing

For families with children, consider shopping thrift stores to find bargain deals on Fall camping clothing. Shopping thrift stores may allow you to find boots, shirts, jackets, and other clothing items at a lower cost.

Extra Sets of Clothing

Always bring more extra clothing than you think you will need. There is no need to overdo it but have at least an extra set or two of clothes with you. It is better to have extra clothing than not enough. There is nothing like having to go home early because you did not plan and pack sufficiently.

Your Fall Clothing Options for Camping

Are there other pieces you would like to add to what is needed to go camping in the Fall season? Do you recommend specific brands of clothing that are better for the family? Or do you know of cost savings others can use? Please let us know your ideas about fall camping clothing options! Leave a note below!




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Additional Reading:


Ten Must-Have Camping Essentials


6 Fall Camping Recipes You Won't Want To Miss!



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