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What Are The Major Accessories I Will Need For Camping Besides A Tent And Air Mattress? I am a first time camper, yea I know it is sad but I have just purchased my coleman tent and air mattress and I was just wondering what other esential camping accessories I will need? Also, any camping tips would be most helpful! Thanks
My hubby and I just started tent camping with friends two years ago, and it took us a while to figure out everything we needed (btw, good start getting an air mattress!). Oh, and don’t forget to waterproof your tent BEFORE the trip with waterproofing spray sold at sporting goods stores!
Here’s my abbreviated packing list. You have some items already (obviously), but I’ve highlighted items you might still need to purchase:
-Tarp to Go Under Tent (should be the same size as tent base, not much bigger or you’ll have to fold it under. This keeps the tent bottom dry, and you don’t want rain collecting on the tarp and rolling under!)
-Air mattress pump
-Sleeping Bags / Pillows
-Extra Blankets (1 per person in case of chilly weather)
-Beach Towel (for when you track mud all over your tent)
-Lantern (battery-operated) to hang in tent
-Foldable Chairs / Lawn Chairs (to sit around fire)
-Rope or Line to hang items to dry on – like wet towels
-Hand Axe (to chop fire wood)
-Fire-starting kindling twigs (buy them from camping supply stores – they’re wood chips soaked in some fire-starting chemical)
-Pie Irons (to cook food in over the fire – these are ESSENTIAL!)
-Campfire Fork (to roast weiners, marshmallows on)
-Food (should include basics like eggs, bread, peanut butter, deli meats, cheese, butter, hot dogs, s’mores makings, pop, juice, tea, coffee, ketchup, mustard, brownie mix, pizza sauce, pepperoni, potatoes, oatmeal, beef stew, trail snacks, chips, popcorn, etc.)
-Campfire Cooking Pot
-LARGE Cooler with ice
-Egg Holder Storage Case (designed for camping trips)
-Plastic Utensils, Cups, Paper Plates
-Giant Ziploc Bags (to place singed pie irons in when packing to come home)
-Rubbermaid Tote to wash dishes in
-5-6 Dish Towels
-Campfire Glove (heatproof gloves that allow you to pick up hot logs off the fire, or hot pans)
-Mugs (for coffee & tea)
-Kettle to boil water (should be campfire safe)
-Bottled water – large quantities
-Picnic Table Cloth (campsite picnic tables are dirrrrrty!)
-Travel Cutting Board
-Aluminum Foil & Ziploc Bags
-Non-Stick Cooking Spray
CLOTHING / HYGIENE / SAFETY:
-Extra socks, 1 pair extra walking shoes
-Rain coat, poncho, or garbage bags
-Usual Hygiene Products (forget shampoo if it’s a short trip – you’re allowed to be dirty when tent camping!)
-First Aid items (bandaids, benadryl, calamine lotion, antiseptic cream, aspirin, immodium AD, etc.)
-Towels (in case you get soaked in rain)
FUN / OTHER:
-Deck of Cards / Travel Boardgame
-Camera / Extra Batteries
-Flashlights / Extra Batteries
-Fishing Pole / Tackle Box
-Lots of Cash to buy firewood near campsite – it’s expensive!
-Wallet, ID, Cell Phone
Phew! It seems like a lot, but skip here and there and you’ll be wishing you had these items when you’re at the campsite. It’s worth filling up the car with Rubbermaid Bins filled with this stuff. Oh – don’t forget Rubbermaid Bins to put all this stuff in! You’ll need to keep your possession and food waterproof if it rains!
Replacement Pole For Columbia Tent? I have a Bugaboo II that needs a replacement pole and cannot locate any contact info for the Columbia company other than for their clothing line. Can anyone supply this for me?
If you look at the link below, it takes you to a page that has all types of products and the numbers to contact them. For Tents, Sleeping Bags, Canopies, Camping Furniture, Chairs, Air Mattresses call this number…. 866-737-1726
What To Buy For New Baby? Well…
we are expecting a new baby to the house hold in just a month or so. We havent had a baby in the house for 12 years and with all the new baby gizmose we just dont know if we have the right stuff. Here is a list of stuff (not diapers clothes or things like that) that we have, tell me what you think of the stuff we have, what we still need, and what you think we should take back.
Symphony in motion mobile
secure sounds baby moniter
bath tub w/ a ducky sling
disney baby car seat and stroller
crib and mattress
jeep play pen
Oh I forgot two snugli frontpacks and a jonny jump up (jumperoo)
we have to car seats for
1 we ahve two cars
2 one car seat came w/ the stroller and attaches to it
3 we got one carseat as a gift so it was free ?
Why 2 car seats? You should have a changing station, a rocking chair, Sheets
A radio with music for babies
Back pack or Carrier bags
Washcloths & Towels
Dressers & Armoires
Bassinets, Cradles & Portable Cribs
Lamps & Shades
Bibs, Burp Cloths & Lap Pads
Breast Pumps & Accessories
Warmers & Sterilizers
To start Toys: Birth-12 Months
Later Toys: 12-24 Months
Toys: 2 Years
Extra crib sheets
I’m sorry if I repeted something or if I missed something. Good luck and Congratulations.
Whats Something You HAVE To Take With You When You Go Camping?
Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush
Roll of T.P.
Durable paper plates
Bag for empty cans on canoe
Will You Take A Look At My Baby Registry List And Tell Me What I Need And Don’t Need? Graco Pack ‘N Play with Posture Plus Changer
Graco Snugride Infant Car Seat
Convertible Car Seat
Boppy Cradle Bouncer
Four Piece Bedding Set
Extra Fitted Sheet Blue
Moisture-proof mattress pads
Changing Pad & Accessories
Crib Gift Pack
Boppy with Cover
5 Pack Bibs
Koala Baby Blue Luxe Baby Blanket
Carter’s Flannel Receiving Blanket – Frog
Carter’s Sweet Baby Blanket – Blue
Gerber 2-Pack Thermal Receiving Blanket- Sport Print/ Blue
Gerber 5-Pack Flannel Receiving Blankets – Sports Print
5 Pack Receiving Blankets
Dino Towel 3 Pack
Koala Hooded Towel & Wash Cloth
Wash Cloths – 8 pack
Johnson’s Bathtime Essentials Gift Set
Boudreaux’s Butt Paste – 4oz.
Baby Kisses Lip Balm
Sea Creatures Robe
Wash Cloths – 8 pack
Wash Cloths – 4 pack
Pampers Size 1
Pampers Size 2
Pampers Size 3
Disposible Changing Table Pads
Big Wipes Pack
Newborn (Cotton feeted pajama thingys)
0-3 Months (Cotton feeted pajama thingys)
Boppy Shopping Cart Liner
Snug Rider with Mesh
Diaper Genie II Elite
Diaper Genie II Refills
Moisture-proof mattress pads – don’t need if you have a vinyl covered mattress.
Steam Sterilizer-don’t need. you can boil bottle parts first time. The just hand or dishwash afterwards.
Sea Creatures Robe-cute but unnecessary… you’ll go from drying them with towel to just dressing them.
Disposible Changing Table Pads- I recommend just getting a pack of cloth diapers that can be washed.
Baby Monitor-If you can request the video monitor. We have one and its nice b/c as a new mom you will want to run in the room everytime you hear something on it. With the monitor you can just look on the screen instead.
Diaper Genie II Elite-People have differing opinions on this item. I have the standard diaper genie and love it. Wish I would have gotten elite for foot peddle. I would recommend getting a separate trash can for wet diapers b/c the diaper genie will fill up quick if you use it for both.
Changing Table-Nice item may want to consider getting a low dresser instead that you can set your changing pad on. That way when they get older they have a nice piece of furniture instead of a changing table.
As for items you missed.
Cloth diapers- great for everything, like burp clothes, changing pads for changing table, cleaning up accidents, etc.
bottles-may not need if your breastfeeding but you put a dishwasher rack and sterilizer so I assume you plan on using bottles at some point
Umbrella stroller-easier to fit in car. recommend getting one with 5 point harness system and reclining feature like Graco Ipo Stroller
Can A Mother Tell Me ALL The Things You Would Need To Raise A Newborn Baby?
*One time purchase necessities:
Crib (or bassinet)
Bedding accessories (sheets, blankets and such)
Breast pump (if you plan to breastfeed)
Medicine kit (for infants, including nasal sucker, etc)
*Nice to have (one time purchase):
Baby carrier (sling)
Formula and food
*Nice to have monthly:
On Average How Much Do These Things Cost? A full sized bed
dinning table and chairs
Shades for windows
Full-sized bed – minimum for new $150 for the mattress, and $50-100 minimum for a bed frame
couch – minimum for new $399
dining table and chairs – minimum for new (4-person) $250-300 (chairs are usually sold separately)
kitchen ware (assuming you mean dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc) – $100 minimum (look for dishes at discount stores like Big Lots and even Dollar Stores – they actually have a lot of nice ones)
Cleaning Supplies – I would guess $75 for the basics
Shades – you can get blinds for as little as $8.00… valances run about $15-20, and curtains are the most expensive at $40+ (per individual item)
Dresser – minimum new (smaller size) $50 at a discount store. I would look at yard sales and thrift stores for a good, solid wood dresser. You can usually find something for under $20, and these can easily be refinished or simply painted.
Bathroom supplies (shower curtain – $20+, rugs – $25+, accessories – $25-40, towels – $40)
You can always spend more money on these items, but I tried to list the minimum that you could purchase these items new (at least in my area).
How Do I Prepare? What should me and my partner do to prepare us for are new baby, as far as buying certin items. we still bout 6 months til the baby is born.
Furniture & Accessories
Chest of drawers
Bassinet or cradle
Changing station and pad
Glider Rocker with ottoman
Exerciser or stationary activity center
Portable crib or playpen
Infant Rear Facing Car seat (you must have a car seat to bring your baby home from the hospital)
Car Seat base for 2nd Car
Car Seat Cover Up
2-6 crib sheets (Cotton or Flannel)
1-2 waterproof mattress pads
3-4 waterproof lap pads
2-6 bassinet sheets (if necessary)
1-2 crib-size blankets
3-4 receiving blankets (if breastfeeding get a few extra large ones to provide privacy while nursing)
2-4 hooded bath towels
If you’re breastfeeding exclusively:
2 baby bottles with newborn nipple unit (for water or emergency supplements)
Nursing Pillow and/or Stool
If you’re bottle feeding exclusively or partially:
10-12 larger bottles (8oz) and 4 smaller bottles (4oz) with newborn nipple units
Two-week supply of formula, as recommended by your baby’s pediatrician
Spill Proof Cup
2-4 washable bibs
Baby nail clippers
Baby brush and comb
Calibrated medicine spoon or dropper
Infant nasal aspirator
Vaporizer or humidifier
Thermometer (rectal or tympanic)
Baby wipes and warmer
6-8 wash cloths
Shampoo, Lotion and Wash
Baby bath tub or foam bathing aid
Use one or a combination of the following:
Four Dozen (48) Cloth Diapers
Six Dozen disposables, newborn size (about a one week supply)
3-6 waterproof pants, diaper covers or wraps to use with cloth diapers
12 extra cloth diapers for miscellaneous uses, including burping your baby and clean ups.
3-7 undershirts that fasten in front for easy dressing
4-5 booties or snug-socks (get the kind that won’t get kicked off).
1-3 sweaters (seasonally appropriate)
1 dress-up outfit (bring your baby home from the hospital in this)
1 snowbag for a winter baby
1 lightweight, brimmed hat for a summer baby
Hope this list helps you, got it off of the website listed as my source
Asked This Question Several Times.. Still Not An Answer!!? I really want to redo my room. I have blue and green walls. Along with blue and green striped bed. I just need to know what to do to spice it up. Along with how to get a good cleaning. I feel like I’m going to sleep in a trapped, dirty place at night. Please Help! Not a lot of money to spend! Best answer = 10 points.
To clean…take out everything that is possible to take out of the room…then clean literally from top to bottom.. that is start dusting from above the door and around the light, if you have a vacuum extension use this keep window open and use shake ‘n vac on the carpet and mattress. clean the paintwork and polish the furniture, only put back in the room things that you really want, then add some pale yellow accessories like cushions, curtains and throw on bed or chair
What Are The Basics I’ll Need For When My Baby Is Born? I’m 25 weeks pregnant, and I’m worried that I won’t have all the things new born babies need. I’m not worried about high chairs and all that stuff right now, I just want to know what I’ll need for the first month or two. I plan to breast feed, but would also like to pump so my hubby can enjoy feeding the baby too. I feel like I’m so clueless about all of this. I also don’t know what to pack when I go to the hostipal.
And for packing your bag for the hospital:
Nursing bra and nursing pads
Comfortable outfit you can wear home
Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, moisturizer, lip balm
Hair clips, scrunchies, barrettes
Brush or comb
Toothbrush and toothpaste
For Your Labor Partner
Change of clothes
Book or magazine
Toothbrush, toothpaste, and other basic toiletries
At least $20 in cash and change for snacks, phone calls, and so forth
Snacks or soft drinks in small cooler
Watch with a second hand for timing contractions
2 receiving blankets
2 pairs of socks
“Going home” outfit — including sweater or bunting if the weather is cold
Diapers and diaper bag
Address book with phone numbers
Birth announcements and postage stamps
_Electric heated massager or tennis ball (very helpful for lower back pain or leg cramps)
Personal stereo and headphones
Favorite tapes or compact discs
Some books and magazines
Camera or video camera (and film and fresh batteries!)
Gift for sibling
Hard candy to suck on during labor
Lanolin, if nursing
Sorry About the Length!