How to Fly with Camping Gear

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Traveling with camping gear can be a challenge, especially if you’re flying. Not only do you have to worry about packing everything correctly, but you also have to make sure that your gear meets the airline’s restrictions.

To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get your camping gear on the plane without any hassle.

  1. Check the weight and size restrictions for your flight. This will give you a good idea of what kind of gear you can bring and how much it will cost to check it.
  2. Invest in some good quality luggage. Cheap baggage is more likely to tear or break, which could leave your gear such as the CPAP machine damaged or lost.
  3. Pack your tent and sleeping bag in one suitcase and your other gear in another. This will make it easier to carry everything and will help keep your gear organized.
  4. Use a duffel bag or backpack for smaller items like clothing and toiletries. This will free up space in your larger luggage for bigger items like tents and sleeping bags.
  5. Place all of your gear in plastic bags before packing it into your luggage. This will help protect your gear from moisture and dirt while in transit.
  6. Don’t forget to pack essential items like food, water, and Maps & compass just in case you get lost while hiking.
  7. Bring along a small repair kit for any broken equipment. This could come in handy if something breaks while you’re away from home.
  8. If possible, try to fly during off-peak hours when the airport is less crowded. This will make it easier to get through security with all of your gear.
  9. Be prepared for delays by packing snacks and entertainment for the plane ride. This will help pass the time if your flight is delayed or canceled.
  10. Remember to check the weather at your destination before packing. You don’t want to be caught unprepared with the wrong type of clothing or equipment.


By following these tips, you can make traveling with camping gear for your stealth camping trip much simpler and less stressful.

With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that all of your gear arrives safely at its destination. So, pack up your bags and hit the road – the great outdoors awaits!

Allen Joe

Allen Joe

Allen Joe is a writer for camping and outdoor site He loves spending time outdoors, especially when he's camping or hiking. Allen also enjoys playing guitar and spending time with his wife and dog.

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