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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

P is for Packing

P is for Packing
With every vacation comes packing.  With packing comes a list!  I love lists!  So very much so!  Especially when I check mark something off of that list.  It makes me so gleefully happy.
My Camp Kitchen List
  • Cast Iron Skillet/Dutch Oven
  • Cast Iron Flat pan
  • Table Cloth/Picnic Blanket
  • Trashbags
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Napkins/Paper Towels
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Dish Soap
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Antibacterial Wipes
  • Dish Towels
  • Dish Tub/Sponges
  • Cooking Oil and Spray
  • Cutting Board/Knives
  • Oven Mitts
  • Can Opener
  • Scissors
  • Mixing Bowl/Spoons
  • Camp Stove
  • Propane
     
My Inside the Tent Tub
  • Toiletries – I don’t have to list them, do I?
  • Shower Bag
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Jackets/Sweatshirts
  • Rain Gear
  • Lanterns
  • Flashlights
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Sleeping Mats
  • Flip Flops/Sandals
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
Camping Supplies
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Toilet Paper
  • Glowsticks
  • Bug Candle
  • Rubber Mallet/Hammer
  • Compass
  • Pocket Knife
  • Tarps
Misc. Stuff
  • Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Water
  • Air Mattress and Pump
  • Swimming Stuff
  • Food
  • Reservation Info
  • Paper Maps
  • Coupons/Budget
  • Camp Chairs
  • Roasters
  • Tent
 What am I missing?!?
 

8 comments:

  1. Your list might come in handy for us as we have just bought a tent! Why camp in a tent when we have a caravan? We intend to do a bit of the rough stuff when in the Kimberley so will leave the van in a caravan park and head off with the four Wheel Drive and the tent. Can't wait.

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  2. Make sure you put having fun on the list, and then do it!

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  3. A comprehensive list! And yes most of us love to check mark the items on the list... what a sense of accomplishment it provides!
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    Anagha From Team MocktailMommies
    Collage Of Life

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  4. The first thing I see missing is eating utensils. I've actually been camping where we forgot those. It was not my best moment. Also, skewers are great for doing small things over a fire (like little rolls or marshmallows). Speaking of marshmallows, add some graham crackers and chocolate...s'mores!! Yum!

    The Passage

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  5. I love lists! I have a master list for packing which includes items for various seasons (hat, gloves, swimsuit, sunscreen...). When it's time to pack, I copy and paste the list and then delete the items I won't need. I also include blank lines for odds and ends. And of course, each item has a little box next to it so I can put my checkmark! ✓

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
    Food in Film: Pancakes

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  6. Wow, that's quite a list. All my camping gear lives permantly in the boot of my car so I can take off at a moments notice, and I do believe I have pretty well everything on your list stowed and ready to go! Happy camping!

    Another day in Amble Bay!

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  7. There's something satisfying about ticking off those lists. My wife is very big on them, especially when it comes to holidays!

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  8. Be sure you have cooking utensils meant for a campfire setting. Also, the long forks for hot dogs & marshmellows & maybe the other thing you use for s'mores.

    Plastic dishpan (bring two) one to wash & one to rinse. Good for dishes & face/hands.

    Collapsible water bottle, they come in various sizes, I used the 5 gallon one. Great for early am when you need water but don't want to trek out to get it.

    Some solar lights around the campsite are handy for night time.

    A small folding shovel often comes in handy.

    Some clothesline & clothespins.

    As to firewood, plan on purchasing on site (or at least in state).

    Enjoy!!

    DB McNicol | Oh, the places we will go! | Quartzsite & ???

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