A fully itemized list of what to bring when you go car camping. From shelter, to food to equipment, this list has got you covered for what to bring when you go car camping.
If you would have asked me 3 years ago if I could imagine writing a blog post on camping I would have laughed in your face. I never considered myself much of a camper. My experience extends from a one-night campsite drop-off at summer camp to a 3-day forced outward bound with my middle school. Both resulted in a lot of mosquito bites and blistered feet.
What I couldn’t appreciate then that I see now is how absolutely beautiful the world is around us and that the best way to take it all in is to deeply immerse yourself in it. And yes, this sometimes means camping.
I’m not quite ready to jump into a canoe or hit the trails for 5 days off the grid. Mainly because I’m terrified to have to portage or carry triple my bodyweight on my back, but in the interim car camping has become a great solution!
Sure, it’s a bit cushier when you have access to clean, running water and the option to go sit in your car should the mosquitos attack, but if you’re sleeping on the ground and cooking your food on the fire, I think it’s still considered camping. Baby steps people…
My friend Danielle is heading out on a fun adventure through Maine (she’s actually staying at the campsite we stayed at in Acadia!) and asked if I had any tips for what to bring for car camping. In true form, I keep a google doc with a list of “must-pack items” for various types of trips, car camping being one of them. When it comes to camping, you have to accept that most of it is out of your control, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. So I thought I would share with you my must-pack items for car camping should you find yourself seeking a little weekend adventure or getaway. I hope you find this list helpful!
Filed Under: travel
Tomorrow I turn 27….WHAT?! My 20s have felt so insanely fast while also being some of the longest (and occasionally hardest) years of my life. I wouldn’t change a thing.
This year I’m doing it differently. The famous “C” aka my boyfriend aka my roomie aka that sweet arm candy I’ve been totting around for 5 years is dropping in to add his two cents for the occasion. He asked me what I wanted for my birthday and all I could really think of was him spreading his awesome words of wisdom to you guys. Because behind every blogger is her Instagram husband who patiently takes 5000 pictures, nods his head when you’re stressing about deadlines and in my case, has been the absolute, most-amazing support system a girl could ask for. He’s wise beyond his years and even though I’m biased, is the most incredible person I know.
So pay attention! C is hijacking the blog for the day. Enjoy!
: * Thanks, D.
Coming at you live from THM’s empire (aka our apartment aka castle danger aka the animal house) and this post is a special one.
Not only is Saturday Davida’s birthday, and her champagne birthday nonetheless (needless to say champagne shall be had) but perhaps even more monumental and possibly equally as important, this is also the first time that I’ve ever dropped in to say hello to all you lovely people!
Talk about long overdue… Some of you have literally tracked Davida’s journey and my life over years and we’ve never even been digi-introduced! Allow me… (stands up and does a little wave)… Hi, I’m Curtis – some call me Curt, you can call me C. And in this realm, I’m the man behind the woman behind the blog.
And what a ride it has been! Time to take a little walk down memory lane…
Filed Under: life