Home Away from Home – The Basics of Camping 745 474 Matthew Cooney

Home Away from Home – The Basics of Camping

Are you ready to take your first camping trip?  There is a reason over 40 million people go camping each year in the United States.  Camping is a great way to be outside with family and friends enjoying all that nature has to offer.  The key to a successful and fun camping trip is to be prepared.  Below is a list of the things I bring on my camping trips. Make sure you make a list and check it twice…

Camp Gear:
Tent/Poles
Sleeping bags
Stove/ burner
Folding Table
Lantern(s)
Propane
Air Mattress
Mattress Pump
Pillow
Canopy
Camp Chairs
Tarp
Flashlight
Batteries
Rope/wire
Thermacell
Charcoal
Lighter
Charcoal Starter
Lighter Fluid
Fire Poker
Fire Starter
BBQ Tools
Citronella Candle
Toaster
Table Cloth
First Aid kit
Bug Spray
Sun Screen

Entertainment:
Playing cards
Washers
Speaker
IPAD
Fishing Gear
Rummikub

Pantry:
Water (gallon a day)
Pots and Pans
Cutting board
Dish Soap
Hand Soap
Sponge
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Dish Towels
Garbage bags
Zip lock bags
Coffee
Coffee Maker
Cutlery
Salt & Pepper
Olive Oil
Paper plates
Paper cups
Syrup
Sugar

Food
Plan out ever meal and write down needed items

Clothes:
Shorts
Pants
Sweatshirt
Tshirt
Long Sleeve Shirt
Boxers
Socks
Baseball hat
Bathing suit
Flip flops
Slippers
Towel
Toiletries

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