There were so many wonderful, informative comments left as part of my latest reader giveaway contest that I had a hard time picking one winner.
I envy Brenda A.’s meticulous organization.
We love camping and do it several times a yr since our kids love it. I have all my cooking pans in plastic bins labeled, cooking stuff (pantry items)in another bin and so on. The most important thing to me is making a menu for each meal and day we are going to be camping, that way I dont buy thing I dont need and stay on top of the items I do need. After every trip we do an inventory list of the items that need to be replaced.
We keep all our camping/outdoor gear ready to go inside our emergency kit (water, food, etc.). It saves time getting out the door for a weekend getaway and keeps us prepared in case of a major disaster.
Fonedoc gets his/her kids excited for the trip by including them in the decision-making process.
I like to get the kids excited by telling them some options of what we can do and have them decide on some activities, so that its their decision in helping us plan our trip. They usual can’t wait and talk about the trip for days before and even after. I like hearing them tell their friends all about our trips together.
Michael Ayson Muson starts by calling his friends to borrow gear – very savvy!
I prepare for my camping trips by calling all of my friends to borrow their gear! Please hook me up with my own gear both for my and my friends’ sake!
Hilary takes a stress-free approach.
I start by taking a nice long shower…because it will be a few days before I get another one! In the shower I start making my mental list of everything I need to pack/take with me…anything left behind…well, we don’t need it!
Scaredekat’s comment made me laugh. Get ready, set, go!
i check to see if the camp grounds are available. then i check weather and i start on my list! from supplies/gear to food to toiletries, and not to forget my dog supplies for Max!
My most favorite thing to do is to time how fast i can pitch the tent!
And the winner is…Michael Ayson Muson. I hope these camping supplies, generously donated by Kmart, help you go camping more often. If Michael does not email me within 48 hours to claim his prize, the runner up is Fonedoc. Thanks to everyone who joined the contest!