5 Things I Wish I'd Brought Camping | Overstuffed Overstuffed

Saturday, August 23, 2014

5 Things I Wish I'd Brought Camping

We have never been big campers, The Maestro and I. The first time that we went camping together as a family was when Chloe was a baby and Bria was three. It was for a church camping trip and so we borrowed a tent and headed up the mountain with everyone else.

It was kind of awful. Chloe cried all night long. All. Night. Long. And I could hear coyotes everywhere (this was in Arizona) and it was uncomfortable and I swore I'd never do it again.

But then, we went on our Epic Vacation in 2012 and decided to camp across America. We purchased an awesome, spacious tent (to see it click here: Coleman 8 man tent) and other necessary camping supplies and had a wonderful time doing it. It might be because we didn't have a baby or super young children anymore, but whatever it was, it was fun.

So we like to camp now. And we've been trying to find a time to do it this summer that would work with both the weather and the schedule. The Maestro finally found that time and picked me up from work one day with everything ready to go.

Except. We forgot a few things...

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The first thing we forgot, and quite possibly the most important:

Marshmallow Roasters 

I mean, it all turned out fine in the end, because the girls found some sticks and they worked okay. But we didn't have a sharp enough knife to really make them work wonderfully. You can see in the above photo that Chloe is working on hers diligently with her little camp knife that she purchased at the Outpost, but it cost her all of 3 bucks, so I'm sure you can imagine how effective that was!

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Now, to be honest, we don't even OWN any marshmallow roasters. But they are on my list for next year. And we didn't forget the gluten-free graham crackers, so all's well that ends well, right?

Of course right! Because S'mores! And next time I will bring these awesome telescoping and color coded marshmallow roasters I bought online.

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