When that perfect-weather weekend pops up, having your camping supplies ready to go is a great way to minimize prep and maximize fun. We fit most items into our camp bin and handy table tote. Tote-ally awesome, right?
All of this stuff fits in the bin:
The “junk drawer” is one of those zippered bags that sheets and pillowcases usually come in. It’s clear, durable, and easy to open and close. Our junk drawer contains: canisters of fuel, single burner stove, collapsible drip coffee maker, tiny cribbage board, deck of cards, tiny backgammon, collapsible dish-washing bucket, duct tape, tablecloth clips, emergency poncho, and extra batteries. The “lotions and potions” sack contains sunscreen, sunburn gel, bug spray, cortisone, and camp soap.
When choosing a bin, find one with a tight-fitting lid that will be waterproof, even in the craziest of storms. A sodden bin will surely sadden happy campers!
All this stuff fits into our handy (and adorable) table tote:
Our table tote is a 5 gallon bucket with a snug-fitting wood lid. We store items in here that we don’t need to access frequently so we can use it as a table. Smokey says, “Only YOU can produce forest fun!”
Of course, we never go camping without our pudgie pie irons. Here’s a pie iron pro tip: When the camp chair breaks and all you’re left with is the carrying case, use it to store your pie irons. It’s tote-ally perfect!