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    Default Here's my car camping packing list..anything I'm forgetting? (First timer)

    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

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    Default Re: Here's my car camping packing list..anything I'm forgetting? (First timer)

    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!

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    Default Re: Here's my car camping packing list..anything I'm forgetting? (First timer)

    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.

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    I think it's an awesome list good job

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    Default Re: Here's my car camping packing list..anything I'm forgetting? (First timer)

    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

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    Default Re: Here's my car camping packing list..anything I'm forgetting? (First timer)

    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.

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