When it comes time to load up your pack (or the car) and head out into the changing leaves and crisp air to spend the night under the stars, the last thing you want is to forget a key piece of gear. Fall may be one of the best times to go camping, but those favorable temperatures that make it easy to sleep can also change quickly. That said, it’s best to be prepared for whatever fall might throw at you; be sure to run down the checklist to make sure you have everything you might need.
—First aid kit
—Lights (as in, a head lamp and lighting for camp)
—Sleeping bag (rated for the conditions you’ll face)
—Wool socks (two pairs)
—Hand and foot warmers
—Camp stove and cooking gear
—Thermos and hot coffee or tea