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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