A Weekend of Camping!

June 24, 2013 by Ashley Willis

We have just returned home from an amazing weekend at FireFly Music Festival (recap coming soon!) in Dover, Delaware. We camped from Thursday to Monday – and that my friends, is a LONG amount of time to be outside. To make sure we could survive the outdoors, we created our Ultimate Sisters’ Soiree Camping Check- List to make sure we had the essentials and little extra to add the comforts of home. Here’s our full list….did we miss anything? Let us know! 

The Tent Necessities: 
Aside from your tent, you want to make sure you have a tarp for underneath the tent, a cover to protect the top of the tent from rain and a canopy to sit under to shield yourself from the hot sun! Don’t forget your Hammer & Extra Stakes for the tent, Sleeping Bags, and an Air Pump for your Air Mattress (*don’t have an air mattress? Yoga or Pilates mats serve as a cushy barrier under your sleeping bag),

Go-To Food & Drink:
If you’re not a grill master (like us!) a mini charcoal grill is an easy option to cook food while camping. Summer months can make it difficult to keep raw meat cold, so opt for something that’s easier to keep chilled and cook while away. Grilled Cheese, Hot Dogs, Grilled Chicken/Provolone/Red Pepper sandwich (*grill the chicken before you leave for convenience and grill the sandwich on your mini charcoal grill to heat and melt cheese). Bagels are a convenient breakfast food and sliced veggies and Sabra Single Hummus Packs make refreshing snacks.

For drinks, bring what you love – as long as you can keep it cold!! Beer was our go to choice for our music festival camping trip – however, we also brought fixings to make a morning Bloody Mary!

Add the Feeling of Home:

Just because you’re in the great outdoors, doesn’t mean you can’t add the feeling of home to your camp site. We placed small outdoor rugs under our canopy and a tapestry to create a wall. Small folding tables and flame less candles added a cozy feel while sitting with friends during the evening in our beach chairs.

The Basic Essentials: 

These are an obvious must-haves, but sometimes when you’re rushing to pack, they can be forgotten – Baby Wipes, Hand Sanitize, Sunscreen, Bug Spray, Lanterns & Flash Lights, First-Aide Kit, Hand Soap with a Plastic Basin (perfect to wash hands and face at the end of each day!) garbage bags, poncho, watch, car chargers and extra batteries!

What else do you bring for your camping trip? Any advice on extra essentials to make camping for comfy? We want to hear from you!

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  1. that was one of the best weekends ever.

    Comment by JB — June 26, 2013 @ 1:32 am

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