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jabberbox
04-18-2012, 11:18 AM
This will be my first time as well my girlfriend's. We'll be tent camping and I believe I've put together a pretty good list of what we'll need to bring from tips here on the forum. Is this overkill? Anything that I missed? Thanks.

tent & canopy
sleeping bags/pillows
chairs
reflective tarp/sunshade for canopy
flashlight/lantern
water
gatorade
food/snacks (any ideas for specific food to bring? sandwiches?)
ice chest (dry ice/ice combo)
fans (tent fan and handheld mister fans)
sunscreen spray (neutrogena fresh cooling) for body
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer sunscreen for face
chapstick
ear plugs
toilet paper
comfortable sneakers
towels
cool clothes for day warm for night
travel name tags for bags
sun blocking hat
cash
sunglasses
wet ones wipes/action wipes
hand sanitizer
ibuprofen
gold bond
wisp toothbrushes
deodorant
shower (sandals, shampoo, soap)
trashbags

Stickjohn
04-18-2012, 11:24 AM
Add wristbands and camping pass at top of list. Lowest forecast temp is 69 Thursday night so don't sweat the warm clothes too much. Good list!

CaseSensitive
04-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Jumper cables for when your car battery dies from charging your cell phone. Mixed nuts and beef jerky were the most popular snacks we brought.

Dewee420
04-18-2012, 12:04 PM
I think it's an awesome list good job

Majour
04-18-2012, 12:08 PM
Large stakes for canopy
Additional lanterns if you're in a larger group and can spare the space
Flip flops
Beer

Otherwise looks solid in terms of vitals. For food, mix up some non-perishables (chips, granola bars, fruit snacks) with easy-to-eat perishables in your cooler/s (fruit, hotdog, coldcut sandwiches, pre-made pasta, etc).

Be sure to cross-check your list w/ the "Essential Guide to Car Camping Thread" (search for it if you don't see it), because your question has been asked *millions* of times

jabberbox
04-18-2012, 12:23 PM
Thanks for the advice. Added wristbands/camping pass to the top of the list. Majour, will definitely be taking large stakes for the canopy and an LED lantern. Also, will grab some cheap flip flops. Don't drink so beer isn't a necessity to my personal list, but I know that is for most everyone else. Actually, the "Essential Guide to Car Camping Thread" is one of many places that I took advice from. Thanks for the input.