Okay, those of you who camp out all the time. This is the list I have. Please tell me what I’m missing. 

FYI, we are camping at Lake Pearrygin in Eastern Washington. It’s a full service camp site with running water and showers and we are “car camping”, so we’re not really roughing it. But all three families are relatively inexperienced (this is our SECOND camp-out overall – we went last summer once). So here’s the list:

Accommodations and essentials:

  • Tent (of course)
  • Mattress pad
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Clothes
  • sunblock
  • Bathing suits
  • Pull-ups for Sky
  • Butane stove
  • butane canisters
  • wood 
  • charcoal
  • matches
  • bug repellant
  • bbq implements
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • plates/cups/cutlery for four
  • cutting board and knives
  • wet wipes
  • one frying pan
  • kettle
  • PAM
  • spatulas
  • garbage bags
  • camping candles
  • flashlights
  • folding chairs
  • table
  • firestarters
  • tarp
  • camp erecting implements
  • aluminum foil
  • ziploc baggies
  • can opener
  • dishwashing detergent
  • sponge
  • life jackets
  • bubbles making implements
  • kitty pan for bubbles
  • kids’ bikes
  • sand toys
  • water toys
  • board and card games
  • Leapster and DS
  • books
  • crayons and paper
  • FIRST AID KID (thanks Nicole!!) How the heck did we miss this one?
  • Clothes line (thanks Mel!!) Are you Bloghering this year?
I am in charge of dinner for the first night and will also bring some beverages:
  • alcohol (crucial) and paper cups to go with them
  • one carton of sodas
  • one carton of water
  • marinated and frozen chicken drumsticks
  • sausages
  • corn
  • salad stuff
  • buns and bread
  • my special bacon-wrapped chicken salsa bbq thing (I don’t know what to call it)
  • snacks
  • canned goods (luncheon meat, fish etc)
  • watermelon/mandarins/apples/bananas
  • bacon
  • instant coffee
  • spring onions/chopped onions
  • almond accents
  • milk boxes
  • ice (to buy when we start the journey of four hours)
  • cup instant noodles (thanks Sharon!!)
Ok, what am I missing? (the other families will bring their own stuff)