Thanksgiving Camping Packing List 5223

This year, I’m giving thanks for the ability to get outdoors, go for hike, and venture far into nature out of earshot of cars. America the beautiful is just that, a vast and gorgeous natural landscape with never-ending opportunities to go and discover something new. Thanksgiving camping offers the perfect backdrop for appreciating the simple pleasures in life.

This Thanksgiving, try getting out of the house and starting a new tradition in the great outdoors. Prep for the perfect holiday on wheels with our tips for the perfect Thanksgiving in your RV. Take the trailer to a nearby campground and plug in, or try boondocking on BLM landPack all the right tools with this checklist and create a tasty spread of eats that leave the whole party satisfied. If you’re still at a loss for how to utilize your RV’s kitchen for a big meal, follow our handy guide for how to make thanksgiving dinner in your RV.

Gather round the fire, give thanks, and dig in.  

Pack a Camp Grill  

Camp grills are not just essential for Thanksgiving, but for any camping trip. Regulate heat with more precision using a propane grill. A charcoal grill gives food that smokey flavor that’s characteristic of the grilling. Choose from some of our favorite portable grills for RV’ers, sure to fit nicely in your RV’s storage. 

Pack the Cast Iron 

Cast iron is king for campground camping. Cast iron griddles are perfect for fluffy pancakes, egg scrambles, and burgers. A cast iron dutch oven can be used for cooking almost anything from bread, to stew, to hearty chili. Be sure to handle hot cast iron cooking items with oven mitts.   

Plan the Menu

There’s something so satisfying about cooking outdoors. RV’s are mobile kitchens and most often equipped with propane burners, grills, and even microwaves. But nothing beats cooking over the campfire. Try one of our favorite campfire recipes, or pre-pack food in foil packets to heat up on the coals. Add one of Camping World’s camp recipes to your menu for easy RV-friendly preparation. Don’t forget the ingredients to make recipes for breakfast and lunch.

Pack the Right Cooking Gear 

Take the questions out of what to pack and use Camping World’s holiday gift guide for camp cooking gear to help outfit your RV kitchen. Never be without the right kitchen accessory again. 

Thanksgiving camping may quickly become a new tradition. Prepare ahead of time with all the right gear, games, and grub for a festive glamping setup.



Kelsey’s first career as a performing artist had her traveling the world. Eager to keep traveling, she hit the road to see the USA in a 69’ Airstream Overlander. Today you can find her writing about travel, design, and good food. When she’s not planning her next trip, she’s sipping on local beer and petting other people’s dogs.

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