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Old 05-17-2015, 04:55 PM   #1
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It just seems like I'm unloading just as much as I pack for an outing (soda, water bottles, ect.). I guess I need to use my dads advise. Pack what you need and buy what you don't when you get there.
Although this last campout, it seems I forgot to pack a few clothing items and had to make a trip to the nearby Wally World. I needed new cargo shorts anyway.

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:23 PM   #2
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If I don't have something with me I tend to do without it. Last month I forgot my swimming trunks (hadn't needed them in awhile).

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Old 05-17-2015, 05:25 PM   #3
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Every place you go is different on what you will need. We have our basic items that stays with the trailer and the rest is play by ear I guess haha... Always nice to know where the closest WALMART and LOWES stores are located.

Thats kinda the fun of camping for us making sure we have what we need...

I saw one guy doing a list of all he had on board. Had a spread sheet and was actually counting nuts and bolts he had stowed away haha... He unloaded his whole cache of STUFF and checked it off his spreadsheet list.

Give him something interesting to do I reckon.

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Old 05-17-2015, 08:23 PM   #4
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A few years ago I packed everything for the annual camping / fishing trip, but left the fishing poles leaning against the wall at the back of the car. The bait and tackle boxes were not forgotten.

Fortunately we passed a Gander Mountain on the way and bought 4 new poles and reels.

To this day my wife swears that I just wanted new stuff. I'm not sure she was wrong.....LOL.
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Old 05-18-2015, 09:32 AM   #5
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To this day my wife swears that I just wanted new stuff. I'm not sure she was wrong.....LOL.
I will deny it 'till the day I die, but sometimes this is all part of the plan. I've only been busted once, but was able to talk my way out of trouble!

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Old 05-18-2015, 10:04 AM   #6
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I guess I'm somewhere closer to the guy with the spreadsheet....

I LOVE to plan for our camping trips! Food for everybody is my responsibility. So, several trips t the supermarket and Wally World. Mapping out how many breakfasts, lunches, dinners, treats, guests, covered dishes for visiting...

Other than clothing, food and water, the trailer stays equipped and ready-to-go from late April until mid October.

The process of 'moving house' from the old to new trailers has shown just how much stuff there is. Who thinks about flatware or corkscrews when heading out?
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:31 AM   #7
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I'm a list person. Although this weekend I forgot the ketchup and mustard. Husband and son were upset on how they were to eat a hamburg without it. After eating them without I got "Wow that was great you could actually taste the flavour of the meat".
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:03 PM   #8
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I like to make lists as well, its the only way to make sure things aren't forgotten. I have done this for years.
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #9
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Some folks here leave some clothes in the camper. I can see maybe I should keep a pair of swim trunks and an old sweatshirt, that sort of thing in the camper. When you bargain hunt the thrift stores after dropping donations like we do you can easily afford a camper wardrobe and even outfit friends who forgot stuff!
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:36 PM   #10
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Forgot my DW once and had to buy another.

Sucks...I was just getting used to her.


I usually forget STUFF INSIDE my TT. I have a pair of tennis shoes, flip flops and a belt sitting in my TT as we speak.

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