Last weekend my daughter and I went on our biannual Girl Scout camping trip. These trips are sonething we look forward to and plan for for six months. For this trip our forecast was rain. I also wanted to bring some charm to camp a la Ginger & Pickles. It was going to be interesting!
Packing is the first ritual, and the one that makes me feel like everything will be tickety-boo. After several years of getting ready for camp I finally started making totes and keeping them ready to go in the basement.
We use 2. There is a kitchen/food tote and a fire/clean up tote. Both totes are only half full allowing room for food to be packed in them and away from animals.
I also keep a master list of everything we need on a clipboard. I can pack fairly quickly and a lot more confidently now.
The first tote is the kitchen tote: (Note: there are candlesticks and halloween decorations in the background- I just scooted them to the end of the dining room table to lay out the contents of out totes.)