This blog should wrap things up. It’s everything that didn’t fit under any specific category or that I forgot to include elsewhere –like forgetting to mention that it’s a good idea to have skid-proof liners on the bottom of yer cupboards and closets so stuff doesn’t slide around as much.
For the camper:
Fold-up table –we put this outside the camper so that we can keep things like moist wipes, beach towels, foot towel, 20 litre water container, drinking cups, sunscreen, and bug spray handy.
Large, flat, plastic washbasin–big enough for you to stand in. I fill it with soap and water and put it outside the camper, on a mat, with a towel nearby. Anyone with dirty feet washes and dries them before entering the camper.
Shoe mat –we always have runners as well as crocs or sandals and they all usually have some degree of sand or dirt on the soles. The shoe mat collects this so I don’t have to spend all my time sweeping out the camper. After all, I hate sleeping with sand in my sheets.
Maps –while technology is great, a good old-fashioned map is great to have on hand just in case technology fails you.
Citronella candles, wasp traps, fly swatter etc.
Solar lights and lanterns
For the campers:
Earplugs and sleep mask–it can be noisy with a bunch of snoring guys at close quarters. It can also get light out pretty early. These ensure I get my beauty rest.
Glow sticks –these are not only fun for kids to wear at night, they allow you to keep track of yer kidlets in the dark.
Extra clothes –I’ve found that it’s good to have a few extras of the essentials on hand (yes even for Dad) as sometimes the boys forget to pack these things. When I can I like to stock the stuff that’s too old, ripped or stained to allow out in public but that is still functional enough to “do the job” camping.
These items include an extra pair of pants (I like to pack yoga pants for comfy evenings by the fire but jeans, sweats or khakis work too), shorts, t-shirt, warm sweater or hoodie, socks, underwear and pj bottoms (for the boys –I never forget my pjs…).
Swimsuits –it’s disappointing to find you’ve forgotten yours. Even if you remembered to pack one, an extra swimsuit never hurts.
Sunglasses, hats, sandals, runners
Small sewing kit –make sure it includes needles, thread, extra buttons and safety pins.
You’ll also need some basic tools just in case. My husband insists on being responsible for this as well as any of the maintenance items we need so I can’t provide you with a trusted list here. Instead, I’ve included the following website link: RV STUFF
Whew! I think we’re done…now we can concentrate on entertainment… Hope you enjoy camping this summer!
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