Packing for camping

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We have just returned from our yearly camping trip, this year, we just went for one night, i dont know, but i think i am getting softer as i age…it is a lot of work packing and unpacking! After camping for numerous years, I think I have finally found the most efficient, and easiest way to pack for a camping trip…plastic drawers! The first couple times we went camping, I would make a list, then run around the house and try to remember where I put everything.
A couple years ago I bought a couple of plastic storage drawers. They were sitting empty when I was packing, so I started tossing everything in. So The best part is that when we unpack, i leave the drawers filled. I take out only the things that we will need during the year. The rest stays in the drawers, and is ready to go for next year…
Here are a couple pictures…

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This may help you…Here is a copy of the list I go by… I use this list every year, and add to it as I think of things, or when I realize we have forgotten something…

Camping equipment to bring
Tent, Poles, Pegs,
Camping BBQ,
Extra propane,
Butane stove,
Extra butane,
Fire starters,
Lighter and/or matches,
Flashlights,
Headlights,
glow sticks,
Hammer/mallet,
Bungee cords,
Tarps,
Rope,
Air pump,
Umbrellas,
beach umbrella,
Tablecloth and clips,
Cutting board,
Aluminum foil,
Oven mitts,
Paper towel,
Sandwich bags,
Garbage bags,
Toilet paper,
Kleenex,
Dish towel,
J Cloth,
Dish soap,
Plastic bin for washing dishes,
Strainer,
Lysol wipes,
Wet wipes,
Marshmallow skewers,
Can opener, Bottle opener, corkscrew,

Pillows,
Sleeping bags or blankets and sheets,
Air mattresses,
Air pump,
Extra blanket,
Sheets,
Camping Chairs,

Cooking utensils, tongs, spoon, spatula,
Scissors,
Sharp knives,
Skewers for marshmallows,

Cutlery -knives, forks, spoons,
Napkins,
Cups,
water bottles,
Mugs,
Large pot,
Frying pan,
Paper Plates,
Bowls,

Instant Coffee,
Sugar,

First aid kit -nail clippers, assorted band aids, tweezers, polysporin, pin, Tylenol, gauze, after bite, after sun, calamine lotion, Benadryl, visine,

Stuff for the kids to do including…
Cards
Dice
Nature books
Sports equipment
Minnow nets
Inflatables

I hope this helps anyone who might be planning a camping trip…btw, anyone know of any good hotels or b&b’s around sandbanks provincial park? Lol.
Check back for a great campfire recipe we tried….yummy…

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