How To Create A Killer Camping Checklist

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Washing dishes

Start by heating some water in your largest cooking pan--this will be your "sink". You should have some dishwashing liquid and a scrubber sponge. When the water is warm, add a little dishwashing liquid and start washing. We have a 5-gallon water container that sits on a campstool, and has a little water spigot on the side of it, pointing downward. After washing a dish, I rinse it under the spigot and hand it to my helper for drying. I also use a brown paper bag as a dish drain in case I get ahead of him and need to set something down. Try to do all this activity on the perimeter of your campsite, and not right next to your table or tent, as it tends to leave a pretty good puddle by the time you're finished. For more Camping tips, visit

Is the urge to go camping in your bones? You will have to lug a lot of things. You had better ensure you bring all you need or be left irritated like many campers.

Sure, you can never be sure to cover all the bases, there will always be a thing or two you forgot, but you will forget less and enjoy more.

It is easy to forget. You have so many things on your plate. By creating a checklist you will feel peace of mind that you have emptied it out of your head and onto paper.

Another benefit to creating a camping checklist for yourself is that it makes it easy to go shopping for all of your camping supplies. In addition to forgetting to pack something important, many campers draw a blank once they get to the store.  To help ensure that you buy all of the camping supplies and equipment pieces that you need, you will want to create a camping checklist for yourself and make sure that you bring it with you when you go shopping.

Another one of the many benefits to creating a camping checklist for your next camping adventure is that it is easy to do. Many people can make their camping checklists in as little as ten or fifteen minutes. What you will want to do is sit down with a pen and a piece of paper and start writing. You will want to think of everything that you will need to go camping.  One of the best ways to create a camping checklist for yourself is to go through your daily activities. For instance, you will need a camping tent and a sleeping bag to sleep. When it comes to your food, you may want to add a cooler, hamburger meat, ketchup, mustard, rolls and so forth to your camping checklist.

Although it is more than possible for you to create your own camping checklist, you should be able to find camping checklist templates or detailed camping checklists online.  Many of these checklists are easy to find and print.  You should be able to find a number of printable camping checklists by performing a standard internet search. Despite the fact that most camping checklists are detailed, you may still want to review the checklist in question and add anything that you may feel is left out or remove something from the list that you don’t think is needed.

Now, I’m not going to twist your arm. You might not want to create a list. But, it will probably make your next camping adventure more enjoyable. So, are you a masochist or an enthusiast? Get your list together! or bust!

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Holding A Killer Picnic

Do you love spending time outdoors?  If you do, have you ever thought about hosting a picnic?  Although hosting a picnic can be a fun and exciting experience for you, it can also be a stressful and overwhelming one.  That is one of the many reasons why not all individuals are able to handle hosting their own picnics, especially those that are larger in size.  Before you decide to host a picnic for your friends or family members, there are a number of important factors that you will want to take into consideration.  A few of those factors are outlined below for your convenience.

One of the many factors that you will want to take into consideration, when trying to determine if you should host a picnic is the size that your picnic would be.  Who would you like to attend and how many people would you want to come?  This is an important question that you will want to answer, as soon as possible, as it has a huge impact on the picnic planning stages, as well as whether or not you even want to host a picnic. For that reason, you should create a rough draft of the guests that you would like to invite to your picnic.  If you are concerned with hosting a large picnic, you may want to start out small and only invite a few of your closest friends and family members.

Once you have determined an estimated number of picnic guests, you will then want then focus on the location.  There are a number of different locations that are ideal for picnics.  These locations tend to include state parks, local parks, campground parks, lakes, ponds, as well as in your own backyard.  Why it is advised that you wait until after you have an idea as to how many guests you would like to invite to your picnic, is because the size of your picnic may limit your options.  For instance, if you have a small backyard, you may not be able to have a large picnic.  In that instance, a state park or a local park may be a better option for you, and so forth.

As you likely already know, hosting a picnic involves a lot more than choosing a location or creating a guest list. As the host of a picnic, you will likely have to arrange all of the food and drinks, as well as purchase them.  For that reason, you will want to focus on how much money you want to spend.  In fact, you may actually want to focus on how much money you do have to spend.  Creating a budget for yourself is nice, as it can serve as an important guide for you. A budget can help prevent you from spending more money than you need to spend or more money than you have to spend.

Speaking of the food and drinks, you may want to examine what food and drinks you would like to serve at your next picnic.  What is nice about being the host of a picnic is that you have the freedom to serve whatever you want.  With that in mind, you should know that popular picnic food includes barbeque meats, as well as sandwich meats.  As for picnic drinks, bottled drinks, such as bottled water, comes highly rated and recommended among many picnic goers.  If you are looking to reduce the amount of money that you have to spend, you may want to think about asking your guests to contribute. They can easily do this by brining a side dish with them.

I hope I have filled your brain to the brim with stellar picnic ideas. Although hosting a picnic may seem like a long, complicated, and overwhelming process, it isn’t always. The rewards of having a good picnic can be greater than you think. So, don’t just sit there, get cracking!

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