I'm joining Shay and Erika for Workin' It Wednesday! The topic for today is planning/prepping for your summer vacation. We have three camping trips already planned for this summer, so I'm going to discuss how we plan and prepare to go CAMPING!
I like camping and being outdoors, but I'm pretty sure Michael could live outdoors. We've gone on several camping trips over the years and we've almost always slept in a tent. Tenting can be fun, but it can also be uncomfortable, hot, cold, or sometimes even wet. I like to say that camping is fun... until it's not. And I think a lot of that has to do with the tent situation. Well this year we booked a cabin for two of our trips and will hopefully for the third as well. (It's still too early to book that weekend.) I am so excited about having a cabin!! It will be amazing to have a comfortable place for Emma to nap and for all of us be able to retreat to and to sleep at night.
Planning and prepping to go camping is all about a good checklist. I asked some friends we've camped with for the last several summers for their must haves, so that was helpful and fun. Here is everything we plan to bring camping this summer. Keep in mind we are planning on staying in a cabin. I'm sure I haven't thought of everything, so feel free to comment with anything I've missed.
CAMPING PACKING CHECKLIST
bean bag boards
fishing poles/tackle box/bait/license
sand buckets and shovels
cooler and ice
s'mores supplies and roasting forks
omelets in a bag
camp stove/mini propane bottles
dish soap/Norwex spirisponge
Norwex baby body cloths/body cloths
pony tail holders
long sleeve t-shirts
baseball hats/sun hats
first aid kit
camera/video camera/memory cards/chargers/tripod
solar/hand crank radio with weather band
Swiss Army knife
state park map
So that's all. 😉 Clearly we are not going for completely roughing it. I'm sure the van will be busting at the seams and feel like we're moving, but it will be worth it! Did I miss anything? Comment below!