Going Glamping: What to Pack?

Okay. Forgive me guys, as I sort of freak out for a hot second. I still can’t believe that I’m leaving for Montana tomorrow. Tomorrow. (In case you missed my previous post, I’m going Glamping with Skinny Cow!)

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And check out this sweet bag they sent me yesterday. Super cute, right?!

skinny cow duffle

By the way, if you haven’t checked out their ice cream and candy yet, you’ve gotta promise me that you will. Jay and I have been lovin’ us some ice cream bars and chocolate candies…especially the caramel filled milk chocolates. Mmm mmmmm.

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Lucas tried to get in on the action too. I told him maybe next year.


But anyways…once I got home from work yesterday, I figured I should probably take a little time to work on that whole packing thing. Especially since I’m, ohh I don’t know, probably the worst packer ever. Seriously, I’m not kidding.

At any rate, I have two minor challenges I’m facing with packing/prepping for my quickly approaching trip:

  • I need (want) to avoid checking any luggage (I know, I’m laughing too)
  • I need to figure out how to best pack up the ol’ breastpump (blahhh)

If I can get past those two things, I’m golden. By the way, if anyone has any tips or suggestions on traveling with a pump (can I consider it an extra carry-on or does it need to be shoved into my only carry-on?) I’m all ears.

So I started putting together a few items to tackle the Glamping weekend. I figured maybe it’d be best to pack in terms of what “glamping” is (Glamour + Camping) so I divided them into piles.


Glamour…which, okay, I’m really not all that glamorous so take that with a grain of salt (hey, do some of those items look familiar??).


And camping…I figured that workout-type clothing would be best for our outdoor activities and any workouts that are gonna happen.


Or just for sitting by the fire making s’mores. Mmmm, I can’t wait to make s’mores.

Of course, the packing list also included some of this…


Because plane rides and me don’t always mix too well.

But ultimately, I think I’ve got just about all of my essentials semi-packed and almost ready to go!

glamping essentials packing list

I swear, I’m getting more excited by the second and cannot wait to experience this whole glamping thing firsthand at the Paws Up Resort. And equally, if not more exciting? I’m bringing along my blog bestie, Chelsey, and we’ll FINALLY be meeting in person for the first time! It’s gonna be such a blast!

We’ve both said that if there was ever any sort of camping out there for us, this would most definitely be it. I’m already picturing sitting by a campfire in my stilettos (just kidding, there will be no stilettos), glass of wine in one hand, s’more in the other. It really is the perfect way to have it all.

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Just like Skinny Cow, my friends…healthy & indulgent, tastes amazing, and all with lower calories. Score!

So don’t forget…Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy is running their Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes where YOU can win a glamping trip for you and your bestie!

  • Pick up your fave Skinny Cow Ice Cream or Candy
  • Enter your code on glamping.skinnycow.com
  • Get entered to win one of the grand prizes (drawings every two weeks) and find out instantly if you have won a glamping prize!
  • *FYI: You can also get a free code at http://glamping.skinnycow.com. Follow the instructions on the code entry page to obtain a free code and the free code will populate in the Code Entry field.


“You can truly have it all with Skinny Cow Ice Cream and Candy – incredibly delicious and indulgent yet ridiculously sensible! This summer, Skinny Cow is inspiring our girlfriends everywhere to have it all again by going glamping! Think camping with all the glamorous resort frills – bubble baths, candlelight dinners, feather pillows and so much more. Skinny Cow’s Girls Gone Glamping Sweepstakes is taking 9 lucky winners and their besties on the glamping getaway of a lifetime!”

“Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Skinny Cow and by Nestle via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skinny Cow.”


  1. Amanda says

    I think you can take on one carry-on and one personal item. So the personal item can be your pump!! :-) have a great time!!

  2. stephanie wilson says

    Hi There! I recently traveled with a pump. It is considered a medical device, meaning it does NOT count as your personal OR carry on! Basically, you can have three carry on items-pump included. Depending on the airport security, they may or may not want to you take the pump out for inspection (large airports will not ask you to take it out). Hope that helps!

  3. says

    I was going to say what your reader Stephanie just wrote – a pump is a medical device and doesn’t count as a carry on. Also, I found it easier to take the motor out of the bag and put it in my over-sized purse. I put all the tubes and parts in a gallon size plastic bag and kept that in my purse too. Don’t forget a battery pack, extra batteries and hand sanitizer.
    Have fun on your trip!

  4. Eva Timmons says

    I have a daughter the same age as Lucas and I’ve taken a few business trips with my pump. I have a Medela Pump In Style – the handbag type. So I pack that full of all my pump parts, etc. as well as everything I would normally put in a purse. It’s a really tight squeeze, but it’s worth it so that I don’t have to have 3 carry ons. I’ve never had my pump inspected at security, but I always tell them what it is before putting it through the conveyor. You can also bring as many ice packs as you want since they’re for a “medical” use. On my return flight, I always bring back a couple insulated lunch bags filled with milk and ice packs. I put those in my carry on suitcase and just take them out to be inspected at security. It also saves space to pump into storage bags instead of bottles. Before I took my first trip all of these logistics seemed really daunting, so I’m happy to answer any questions!

  5. Mandi says

    Sounds like so much fun! Don’t know if you’ll need it, but don’t forget a bathing suit!?!?! Have a great time!

  6. says

    Hope you have an amazing time! I’m a last minute packer too but I’ve learned to become a pro packer and always fit everything into a carry on luggage. I was in Hawaii for 2 weeks was able to fit everything in a carry on- don’t ask me how I was able to make it happen! lol
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  7. Emily says

    I live in Missoula, Montana, about a half hour away from Paws Up–I drive past it and hike around in that area all the time! It is still getting fairly cool out here at night (30s-40s), so if you think you might be spending any time outside in the evening, be sure to have layers handy, and maybe even a hat and lightweight gloves.

    I hope you have some nice wildlife sightings–there is a herd of elk that hangs out near Paws Up. So keep your camera at the ready! Hope you enjoy!


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