Camping Checklist

Ok, so we are planning on going camping this summer. I finally talked my husband in to taking me camping and, not only that, but in a tent!  When we broke the news to her, Vivian looked at us dubiously and said “There aren’t any hotels at the Grand Canyon?”.  To that, we chuckled and then explained, later on when we were shopping for a portable stove at Academy, how we will cook some of our food outside on the grill.  To that, Vivian exclaimed “There are no restaurants either???????”.  HAHAHA….uh-oh!  We may be in trouble there. 

I was making a list the other day of items we need to buy/bring/pack and then I compared my list with my husband’s list.  It went kinda like this:

MY LIST

Packing for Camping Checklist:

 FOOD
Canned goods
Nonstick cooking spray
Coffee
Marshmallows
Granola bars
Peanuts
Raisins
Drinks
 Water cooler Dishtowels
Cooking pan
Small sauce pan
Cooking utensils
Can opener
Stove
Tea kettle
 
Bug repellent
First aid kit
Sunscreen
Tylenol/pain relievers
Hand sanitizer
Hand soap
Baby wipes
Duct tape
Flashlights
Batteries
Matches and lighters
Papertowels
Toilet paper
Foil
Ziploc bags
Plastic grocery store bags
Trash bags
 
Tent
Tarps
Rope, cords or wire
Extension cord
Egg crate mattresses
Sleeping bags
Extra Blankets
Pillows
Knife to cook
Pocket knives
Picnic set (plates, cups, forks, spoons and knives)
Dish soap
Dish sponge
Washcloths and towels
Firewood
Wire coat hanger
BBQ utensils (spatulas, etc)
Hand held broom
Clothes pins
Plastic tablecloth
Citronella candle
  
Laptop
DVDs
Camera and equipment
Power strip
Reservations for campsites
Quarters
Laundry detergent
Cards
Radio
Camp chairs
Scissors
 
Clothing
Boots
Swimsuits/trunks
Beach shoes
Tubes (in case we go tubing)
Backpacks
Books
Outdoor toys (frisbee, balls, kite)
Umbrella
Vivian: whistle
Sunglasses
Sippy/snack cups
Coffee Thermos 

Steven’s List:

Clothes
Shoes
Tent
Stove
Food

Well, I guess he has the basics.  It looks like I am about to set up camp on the prairie.  All I need is a covered wagon and some horses. 

We are planning on camping at the Grand Canyon two days, Page, AZ two days; Monument Valley, UT two days; and somewhere in Colorado for two days.  Getting excited!

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