Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Comprehensive Camping Packing List I Promised...

I'm sure I've left out tons, so if you can think of anything I missed or would like to add something you find useful when camping, please leave a comment!

Tents and Sleeping:
-1 Sleeping bag per person
-1 Sleeping mat per person
-1 Blanket per person
-1 Pillow per person
-1 Flashlight per person
-1 Hanging lantern for each tent
-Extra mantles for lanterns
-1 Glow stick per person per night (to use as a night light)
-Tarps (to lay under tents)
-Shovel (to dig trenches around tents and to bury potty waste)
-Rake (to remove rocks before staking down tents)
-Broom/Dust pan (to sweep out tents when needed)

Extra Clothing:
-Extra shoes
-More socks than you think you'll need
-Close-toed shoes

-Serving spoons
-Marshmallow sticks
-Cutting board
-1 Mess kit per person
-Dish pan
-Dishwashing soap
-Trashbags (more than you think you'll need)
-Fruit basket to set out on table
-Camping Stove
-Propane or other fuel
-Dish rags
-Dish towels
-Dutch oven
-Dish rack for drying dishes
-Paper towels
-Scrubby sponge
-Metal scrubber
-Can opener
-Axe Hatchet
-Hand saw

-Disinfectant Wipes
-First Aid Kit (including Benadryl for allergic reactions, Motrin for fevers, and glycerina for wound healing)
-Wire cutters
-Clothes pins
-Back packs for hiking
-Bungi cords for tying down
-Bug Spray (I love Burt's Bees all natural bug spray)

-Toilet paper
-Hair Brushes
-1 Toothbrush per person
-Tooth paste
-Antibacterial Gel

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Bobbi Jo said...

This is a great list. It is so funny you posted this today. Hubby and I are just starting up our business and were talking about going camping after Memorial Day to avoid crowds and I was starting to make my list and menu. THANK YOU! These all sound great. I love all the pictures you have posted of your sweet family. What fun memories they will have from this.
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Bethany Cox said...

wire cutters to cut through no trespassing fences?

Melinda said...

Great list! We take so many things when we go camping too. I like to be organized and prepared even if it is for a few days.

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship said...

We just survived camping as a family (in 45-degree weather in August, no less!). My fav supply is one that covers dishsoap, handsoap, bug repellent, shampoo and body wash in one bottle. Find it here: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/09/03/a-must-have-supply-for-camping/
I don't know if you can find it in Mexico, but it's awesome! :) Katie