Ok, that's not true, sometimes I'm ill-prepared.
But you can betcha that I'm not going to spend the night in the woods and not be prepared!
This weekend marked our first camping trip of the year--and really, of our relationship. Which is weird. Four years with no camping? I'm a bad Idahoan...
I took ZERO photos while we were there because I was officially "unplugged" and I'm ok with that. We went to the hot springs, played games, drank, laughed and ate brats and Smoreos (s'more in an oreo, yes it's a thing). It was perfect other than sleeping on the ground in a tent...
Anyways, here are my camping essentials for a fun filled weekend in the sticks!
1 | Bug Repellant / Sunscreen. A given? Yeah it better be. When you're significant other is
2 | No-Bathroom Related Hygiene Products. So camping means no potties. No running water. When you are a lady and need to feel clean and fresh even though your red-necking it, there are some great products that work wonders when away from home - and running water. I love facial cleansing wipes. They are PERFECT for camping because they remove the grunge and excess makeup without a full on wash with cleanser, water, a towel...all those things you don't have. Oh, and don't forget the
TP toilet paper!
3 | Beverages and Koozies. It's not camping unless there's a beer cracked. Or at least that's how we camp. When you're without a fridge, it's important to keep that beer cold as long as possible in your favorite koozie. Also, it marks your beer so you know which is yours! We had the Blue Moon summer mixer box and it was delish. Then we followed up with classic silver bullets (with orange juice) later in the night.
4| Things to Keep you Entertained. The woods are grrrrrrreat, but when it's not campfire sittin' time, just sittin' with nothing to do is a whole lot of boring. Make sure to bring things to do - Cards Against Humanity, a football or Frisbee to toss, a golf club and a bucket of old balls...pretty much any activity will do. Or plan a hike or trip to a close by hot springs to break up the day. Watching your drunken friends scoot on their asses all the way down the mountain next to camp is great too - I highly recommend it.
5 | A Positive Outlook. I don't know about you, but sometimes, I can see the negativity in things - like not having a bathroom close by or sleeping on the ground. But going camping I always go with the most positive outlook I can muster. I sit and take the sounds - the birds chirping, the creek running behind camp, the laughter of my friends, and just think to myself, LIFE IS GOOD. Because when you're out camping with friends it is!
What are your necessities for a weekend camp trip?