okay....so we're going camping..what should we bring?

camping, we got a tent, two sleeping bags, and a cooler...

we're getting beer, and food of course....but what else should we bring? we also dont want to LOAD the car up..its just for two nights and two days.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Camping Checklist (compliments of camping.about.com)

    Shelter and Bedding (essentials)

    __ tent

    __ tarp

    __ sleeping bag

    __ sleeping pad

    __ headrest

    Cooking and Dining (essentials)

    __ water

    __ food

    __ cooler

    __ camp stove

    __ mess kit

    __ can opener

    __ charcoal


    __ t-shirts

    __ shorts

    __ jeans/pants

    __ socks

    __ shoes/boots

    __ camp shoes

    __ hat/cap

    __ sweater

    __ rain poncho

    __ underwear

    __ swim suit

    __ laundry bag

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

    __ _____________

    Personal Hygiene

    __ tooth brush

    __ tooth paste

    __ wash rag(s)

    __ towel(s)

    __ soap

    __ comb/brush

    __ nail clippers

    __ razor

    __ toilet paper

    __ _____________

    __ _____________ Shelter and Bedding (optionals)

    __ book

    __ cot

    __ comforter

    __ throw rug

    __ pillow

    Cooking and Dining (optionals)

    __ charcoal chimney

    __ smoker

    __ Dutch oven

    __ hot dog sticks

    __ pie irons

    __ chairs

    __ folding table

    __ table cloth

    __ butane lighter

    __ screen room

    Cleaning Items

    __ broom

    __ dust pan

    __ whisk broom

    __ lawn rake

    __ dish pan

    __ detergent

    __ dish rags

    __ ppt scrubber

    First Aid Kit

    __ personal medication

    __ bandages

    __ aspirin, Tylenol

    __ medical tape

    __ sterile gauze

    __ elastic wrap

    __ antiseptic wipes

    __ antibiotic cream

    __ burn ointment

    __ sunburn lotion

    __ hydrogen peroxide

    __ scissors

    __ tweezers

    __ eye wash

    __ sanitary napkins

    __ snake bite kit Chuck Box

    __ salt and pepper

    __ herbs and spices

    __ cooking oil

    __ pot holders

    __ paper towels

    __ napkins

    __ plastic trash bags

    __ tongs and spatula

    __ aluminum foil

    __ measuring cups

    __ plastic silverware

    __ paper plates/bowls

    __ plastic cups

    __ zip lock bags

    __ knives

    __ cutting board

    __ cork screw

    Miscellaneous Items

    __ binoculars

    __ bird guide

    __ bug spray

    __ bungi cords

    __ camera

    __ candles

    __ cards, games

    __ cell phone

    __ clothes pins

    __ compass

    __ duct tape

    __ fishing gear

    __ flashlight

    __ frisbee

    __ GPS

    __ kites

    __ knife

    __ lantern

    __ matches

    __ pen and paper

    __ rope

    __ shower bag

    __ sun block

    __ tools

    __ water filters

    __ whistle

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  • Trish
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Don't forget to bring matches, or better yet, a couple of candles and a lighter. Even if you have a camp stove for cooking, you'll probably want at least the option of building a campfire. If you get chilled, you may even need a fire for survival. I would suggest bringing a decent amount of some kind of dry tinder (like newspaper--wax paper is even better, because it will light even when wet) in a large zip-lock bag, and find out if you will be able to obtain kindlling and fuel at the campsite. (Nowadays, many places don't permit you to gather firewood, because they get so many campers there would soon be no forest.) You may be able to bring firewood from home, but CHECK FIRST because some states and counties are under quarantine due to emerald ash borer, a beetle that has become a terrible pest. You may have to buy firewood near the campground.

    You can always add more stuff to make it more and more comfy, but if you have the supplies you mentioned, plus fire supplies, plus a first aid kit, you should be fine. A deck of card might be a good idea for entertainment.

    Have fun!

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  • 1 decade ago

    A mat or blow up mattress for underneath the sleeping bags. The ground hurts! Make sure you pack a small first aid kit, spare rope or twine; extra toiletries (toilet paper for the ladies), fire starter...for two days/nights the above plus your food and cleaning soap - toiletries - you should be all set. Have fun! I am so jealous - getting too cold here to camp!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Bring sleeping pads and a tarp to put under your sleeping bags, extra socks and raincoats, matches and some stuff to do when you're bored, like cards. Pack long johns and rain gear just in case. Have fun!

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  • Indigo
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    keep it simple.. what i took was a tent, air mattress

    firewood, lighter food clothes me and my girlfriend camped

    sun- tues... sun it got real chilly felt like it was in the 30's

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  • 1 decade ago

    Lots of anti insect spray

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