Tuesday, July 20, 2010

10 on Tuesday

10 Things to take Camping

  1. Family/Friends -- for me, camping requires family and/or friends there, otherwise, just not fun.
  2. Tent -- At one time sleeping under the stars was fine, not so much anymore. I don't like being mosquito feast while I sleep.
  3. Sleeping bags and air beds -- I do require a small amount of comfort. No more ground sleeping.
  4. Camp Kitchen items and food, bring all the veggies chopped in ziplocks on ice -- Have to feed the hoards!
  5. Lighter and extra Lighter -- I make sure we have ways to start the campfire and the cookstoves. No playing survivor for me, I leave with dependable flame, and one for the kids to lose. It happens.
  6. S'mores fixings! -- Do I need to explain?
  7. Deck of Cards -- Pacific NW camping, rain happens.
  8. Two sets of extra flashlight batteries -- This is up there with being able to start the campfire, must have light in the tent. Youngest child is now 13, this is not as important as it once was.
  9. Complete change of clothing for each of my kids (this was after they started packing themselves.) -- It didn't matter how many times I went through and reminded what they needed. Finally, if it was important to me, I made sure they had it. Less stressful in the long run.
  10. Knitting -- There is always some time for knitting. Socks are good, I prefer non-delicate items.

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Don't forget the makings for banana boats! Bananas, chocolate chips, mini-marshmallows, tin foil, spoons. With the skins on, split the bananas in half, stuff them with marshmallows and chocolate chips, wrap them in tin foil, put the packages on the coals for a few minutes. Scoop out the ooey-gooey goodness with the spoons!