You clicked through to what is quite literally my packing list for our camping trips. So, yeah, update and substitute to meet your family’s needs.
But you also clicked through to a super-secret Ms. Kat’s exclusive original song recording. Not appropriate for the general public. But if you’re going to a music festival, chances are you’ve considered the porta-potty situation. Right?
Without further ado, here’s my song, uh… Poop Truck.
STUFF YOU’LL NEED:
This seems like a lot. It’s not. It can actually pack down to a reasonable size. This list is just exhaustive, and includes every single little thing we’ve ever forgotten and wished we had. Anything I left out? Add your suggestions in the comments!!!
Tent or sleeper vehicle
Air mattress / ThermaRest
Nightlights / flashlights / bedtime friends
Slip-on shoes for midnight restroom trips
Diapers and overnight pull-ups, if needed
Weather-appropriate pajamas / sweats
Battery-operated tent fan
Coffee pot or French Press
(tongs, spatula, ladle)
Colander and/or veggie steamer
(forks, spoons, knives)
Plastic cups / glasses
Coffee / travel mugs
Dry storage cooler(s)
Cold storage cooler(s)
Potable Water (at least 1/2 gallon per person per day)
Soap / body wash
Shampoo / conditioner
Bathing suit, for the modest — but there WILL be naked hippies in the showers! 🙂
Neti pots! Festivals can be very dusty, and pollen-y for the allergy-prone!
Baby wipes – for some quick “bathing” at your campsite
Water shoes / flip-flops for showers or muddy conditions
Combs / brushes
Did I mention toilet paper?
First Aid / Self Care —
Pain killers / fever reducers
Benadryl / allergy meds
(bandages, gauze, tape, neosporin, bactine, alcohol pads)
Aloe vera for burns and sunburn
Natural bug repellent (Avoid chemicals! Try essential oils like lemongrass, rosemary, and citronella)
Instant cold packs / hot packs
Lost kid tattoos
Shade / screen tent
Mini-shade for concert field
Tarps / poles / pop-up sunshades
Binder clips and duct tape (the solution to 99% of camping problems)
Tapestries to block rising and setting sun at camp
Ground / picnic blankets
Wagon or all-terrain stroller
Travel games / toys
(sidewalk chalk, window paint)
Light-up / glowstick toys
Easy Breakfasts —
apples, oranges, bananas. grapes
Quick Lunches —
Hearty Dinners —
*Veggie “chicken” for burritos
Boxed Mac & chs.
Watermelon (needs to be eaten all at once — great way to meet your neighbors!)
(carrots, celery, peppers)
Steamed edamame in shells