Camping for Fun begins with making sure you’ve taken along all the right supplies. Use this checklist to be sure!
Hot dog stick you may not cut anything down to make them
Plastic table cloth
Lighter and matches in a waterproof container
Screened tent room for over the picnic table (optional)
Flashlight with extra batteries
Fishing gear if going fishing
lantern and extra fuel and mantles
Camp shower and rope at least 50 ft
Pen and paper
Knife and ax
First aide Kit
Shelter and sleeping essentials.
Screened tent (optional)
2 plastic tarps or groundsheets.
Pillows for all
Air mattresses or sleeping pads for all
Cooler box Dry no ice
Salt and pepper
Herbs and spices
Plastic silverware (I prefer to buy a set of metal flat wear at the dollar store)
Plastic bowls plate etc.
Cups to drink from and plastic glasses
Can opener If you forget this you can use a sturdy knife to open cans.
The cooler one with wheels is nice
Camp stove and fuel
Charcoal and barbecue portable one.
Rope 50 ft for a clothesline
Cloths I will leave for you to decide but be sure everyone has a warm sweater or the coat as the evenings in the mountains or on the prairies can get cool. Be sure everyone has a hat to protect them from the sun.
Detergent of dishes
1 Plastic bucket
You will need to remember to bring personal hygiene stuff for everyone even T.P. as soon as places run short on busy weekends. Any medication that is needed as well as aspirin make sure you have a good first aid kit. This is but a shortlist of things you will need but you get the picture. You will find more stuff that is needed after your first trip. Be sure to bring marshmallows a bag or two depending on how long you will be going for.
The public and private campgrounds are the most popular. The public campgrounds are run by a government agency this will include all in the national parks and the state parks or provincial parks Most will require you to make reservations online in advance. However there is still the one that works on the first come first served So do some research and find the campsite for you and you family.
The public owned and private-owned camping grounds are on the internet and can also be found at any tourist bureau in the areas you are looking to go camping in. Most government-run parks are funded by the governments of the state or the province and will be the first to fill up in the summer holidays. The private parks will fill up very fast as well so you may have to plan your trip well in advance of the time you will leave in. With more people out and about in the summertime, planning will allow you to find a site for you and your family.
I find that the kids with there skills on the computer can find all the camping site for you pretty fast So start a new adventure go camping