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Ok ladies, we taking our kids camping for the FIRST time, what should we bring

I use to go as a kid, but never taken OUR kids before. They are 5 and 7 :) We have a pop up camper and wont be going very far away on our first trip...just about 1 hour away.

I need a brainstorm though...of things we need to carry, for FUN and for NEED....

We will be going fishing..so all fishing gear of course...cloths...drinks, food...fold up chairs...flashlights...bug spray....board games...

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mom2twobabes

Asked by mom2twobabes at 7:21 PM on Sep. 19, 2010 in Travel

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  • Camping, my favorite! =D Okay, here are some things that I've run across over the years that are super helpful - extra towels in both bath and hand sizes. Can never have too many! Extra batteries for flashlights and cameras. Trash bags! Antibacterial wipes are helpful for in the car, while out walking/hiking, etc. Lighters AND matches, just in case. Bungee cords can be ridiculously helpful to have, especially when you're packing back up to go home. Gallons of drinking water if you're going fishing. I like to take a few candles just in case my lantern or flashlights stop working. Don't forget simple things that you use at home, especially kitchen stuff - a dish scrubber, dish soap, paper towels, etc. For fun, make sure everyone brings books/magazines, pack board games, frisbees, balls/mitts, you name it. :) :) Have fun!!
    aliceryannesmom

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 7:28 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • THANK YOU! Its been a while since we have been....usually stay at hotels...which is completely different I KNOW!!! HAHAHAHAHA! Afraid I will forget something with no walmart in sight! LOL
    mom2twobabes

    Comment by mom2twobabes (original poster) at 7:32 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • Hope it all goes great! Report back! .. Ive been posting similar questions as well.. In 2wks me & dh plan on going camping alone, gotta make sure we can survive our self before taking our 4yo lol...

    But i cant wait to take our daughter. we camped in the back yard one night & she loved it & was so mad when it rained at 2am so we moved in the house (i was afraid of lightening & didnt want her scared her first time in a tent)
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:47 PM on Sep. 19, 2010

  • We just went this past weekend with our 13 month old and two dogs. Here's some things we took and a few we plan on buying for next time. Fuel lantern for outside the tent, LED lantern for inside the tent, flashlights, extra batteries, toilet paper (just in case), mountain pie maker (might also be called campfire sandwich maker), reusable water bottles, water jug, cooler, sleeping bags, extra blankets, dog poo bags, dog food, dog pajamas (for cold nights), clothes for us, basic toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, face wash, hand towels), tub with the non perishable food, paper towels, paper plates, plastic silverware, a knife for food, a pocketknife, pillows, dog tie out stake, coat hanger made into a marshmallow roaster, lighter, newspaper for getting the fire started, wipes, trash bags, trail maps/guides, camera (make sure the battery is charged and you have room on the flash card), camp stove, cast iron pot/pan
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 11:46 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Do NOT take gameboys, DVD players, IPods, Ipads.

    Good Luck!
    Roadfamily6now

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:30 PM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • Make sure you have a first aid kit. Otherwise, I always included some nature books. One on bugs and the sky or stars were a big hit with my kids. Imagination and Safety!
    marchar2002

    Answer by marchar2002 at 10:45 PM on Sep. 25, 2010

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