Hi, my name is Kate and I’m a full-time RVer with my husband and our little one. We’ve had our fair share of autumn nights spent at the campground and I want to share some of our must-haves for fall camping. Check out my five RV lifestyle tips for fall camping!
If you’re anything like me, you don’t like to get out of bed without a pair of socks on your feet even in the summertime. My husband, on the other hand, hates wearing socks unless he’s putting on shoes, so I guess not everyone feels that way. However, with mornings getting extra-chilly in the fall having several pairs of extra-warm socks to keep your toes warm while you go about your day is a must!
Gloves or Mittens
I generally opt for fingerless gloves because I’m always working with my hands or writing, so keeping my fingers free is essential. However, autumn mornings at the campground can get pretty chilly. Keep a pair of gloves or mittens on hand for everyone so that you can keep your fingers warm while you build a fire in the morning and enjoy your cocoa around the fire at night.
We don’t have to worry to much about this since we live in our RV, but packing layers can help you to stay comfortable all day long. Generally, we recommend starting with a light long-sleeve, a tee-shirt, and a hoodie for layering. You can add more layers if it’s particularly cold that day, but this allows you to shed layers as the day warms up.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to get a good pair of waterproof boots for camping in the fall. Whether it’s the change in temperature or just bad luck, we always seem to get the most rain during the fall. You’ll want to have a pair of boots that don’t hold water so that you don’t have to spend hours drying them every night.
Packing a warm hat is key to keeping yourself warm on morning hikes or while you’re tending the fire. I have a ton of beanies and knit hats to wear around the campsite in the mornings or after the sun sets, but they’re comfortable enough to wear even when we’re out on the trails for hours.