What I packed for beach camping with a cat

Cat on a beach

There is a post on preparing for camping with your cat. It’s a great article before you start packing – I’d say it covers the “behind the scenes”. But I wanted to create a more in depth post – focusing on what we pack for Chumka. We recently went beach camping and since it was a remote location – I needed to overpack. The nearest pet store was about 4 hours away 🙈


The struggle when packing for this trip was how distant it was, and limited space. I wasn’t able to stick with our usual food as it requires freezer/ fridge, so I needed to think outside the box. I actually made a separate post on what food I brought on this trip. Click here to check it out! You can check out my Instagram post for short version of the post 😊

More camping items

Here is a picture of (almost) all the things I packed for Chumka. The paper bag contains all his food for 6 days of camping/ travelling! I was very proud of how much products I was able to fit in there.

camping items for camping with a cat What we packed:

  • Chumka’s fleece and jacket
  • Kitty puzzle
  • Wet wipes (that are safe for cats)
  • Extra harness
  • Long leash (20ft)
  • 2 glow in the dark pet collars
  • Grooming glove (as it helps to calm Chumka when he has some anxiety)
  • Kitty backpack(s) – I packed everything in Chumka’s kurgo pack; and I used our “daily” backpack during commute
  • Collar with ID
  • 2 bowls
  • “toilet essentials” – litterbox, litter, scoop, poop bags
  • Couple small toys
  • Scratching post

It definitely is a lot of items and some were not used – Chumka didn’t want to play with any of his toys. We also didn’t end up using the grooming glove or the second glow in the dark collar.

The best part is that everything fit in the kurgo backpack:

Cat smelling pet carrier

Here are some pictures from our camping trip 😊💛

Also, please give your pet some love from me💛

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Paulina, Chumka's Mom