Here is a list of items that may be helpful while camping on Culebra. Keep in mind that publicos may charge you for excess gear if it takes up a seat that could otherwise occupied by paying passengers. Even if there is not another passenger aboard, publicos routinely charge for excess baggage, and so do taxis.
|Publico prices, click to enlarge.|
Keep in mind that campfires are not allowed either in the campsite or on the beach.
A basic list of necessities
__ Small Tent
__ Inexpensive hammock (Forrest Green)
__ Dustpan and Brush
__ Bug Spray (consider something without DEET).
__ Soap (consider an environmentally friendly soap).
__ Camping Mattress and pump
__ Water jug (or purchase water and reuse the jug).
__ Plates and utensils
__ Ultralight Backpacking Canister Camp Stove (fuel can not be brought on the ferry but can be purchased on Culebra).
__ Blankets (nights can be somewhat cold in the winter, especially if sleeping on a hammock).
__ Cash (there are a couple of ATMs and a bank in Dewey, but most kiosks are cash only).
__ Toilet paper (this is generally not provided in the restrooms).
__ Clothes line
|A basic campsite set up.|
The longer you are camping, the more gear you may want to bring. If you are camping for only a couple of days, you may want to consider packing as light as possible while still getting the necessities. Keep in mind that a small tent is easier to pack than a large one. Also, some areas are very windy, especially during the change of seasons, so do not forget tent stakes and rope.
Basic sundries, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, sunscreen, toilet paper and the like can be purchased on Culebra. Some of these can be purchased at the nearby Colmado and others can easily be found at one of Culebra's grocery stores.