Camping Supplies

Basically, we're going to be outside for a couple of days and we're all interesting folk, but not that interesting. So bring some stuff along.

What could I pack?

General

  • Tents
  • Tarps
  • Tablecloths
  • Folding chairs
    • I'm going to repeat this one: bring a chair. Seriously. At least one.
  • Blankets
  • Proper outdoor sleeping supplies
    • Sleeping bag and sleeping pad
    • Air mattress, pump, and blankets
    • Pillows
  • Flashlight, headlamp, and/or camping lantern
  • Batteries for flashlight, headlamp, and/or camping lantern
  • Money, in cash, including quarters for any available coin operated showers

Eating and Drinking

  • Cup for water/beverages
  • Plate and/or bowl
  • Utensils
  • Napkins, kerchief, towel, or other "I just got food on myself" repairer
  • Skewer for marshmallows (though a stick is fully acceptable)
  • Supplies for cooking your meal
  • Cooler or other device for keeping things that should be cold cold
  • Implements for cooking your meal (pots, pans, wooden spoons, etc.)
  • Water if you prefer not to drink from the spigot

Personal Care and Apparel

  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hair thingies
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Contact lens solution and cases
  • Medication (antihistamines, Advil, prescriptions), vitamins, etc.
  • Menstrual management products
  • Sunscreen
  • Shampoo, soap, shower shoes etc. for any available coin operated showers
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • PJs
  • Enough clothing for three days outdoors
    • Bring layers, as this is California and temperatures can fluctuate between 40 and 100 degrees
  • Swimsuit
  • Footwear appropriate to the activities you want to do (hiking shoes, sandals, etc.)

Fun

  • Board and card games
  • Fun outdoor games
  • Books
  • GPS for geocaching
  • Anything that will enhance your experience of the outdoors and each other
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