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We are actually fairly organized. all of our camp gear is always with in a few feet of each other so nothing gets left. we do have a list but thats for food so we know what we need and what my wife needs to buy. Everything fits into 2 27gallon superboxes that stack up nicely in the toyota. add a large ice chest and the top out with sleep bags, pillows, tent and chairs. leaves the back seat for Sierra and Rowdy with a few toys.
I am in the process of figuring out the Ford list but as it has less recovery options, I will probably need more recovery tools lol
Bourbon, tums, Advil, cigarettes, one burner Coleman propane stove (want to upgrade soon), small Coleman cooler filled with ice, Coleman powerchill cooler stuffed with food and diet soda, cheapo t-FAL frying pan, cheapo generic aluminum pot, Swiss army knife, folding chair x2, plastic reusable cups, disposable plastic plates (which I reuse), two forks, two spoons, one spatula, two steak knives, box of canned/boxed food, blankets and pillows and such (I just got a trailer, my previous sleeping arrangement was four mattress pads in the back of my lwb range rover), Toiletries, I am sure I am forgetting stuff and none of my gear is particularly expocool, but it works for me.
Most lists (to be fair I've seen a few here with this included) forget to mention leaving your itinerary with a friend or relative including recognisable features:
- your description
- vehicle/tent/canoe color
- expected return date/time
- when to call for help
Last fall when I did my Ishpatina Ridge outing, my wife asked when she should advise authorities that I was missing... I replied it depended wether she wanted me found dead or alive !
2003 Nissan Xterra, custom rear bumper w/tire carrier, TJM front bumper (modded & Line-Xed), Warn M8000, BFG AT's 33" x 10.5 r15, shrockworks sliders, 3" suspention lift (front shocks: Bilstein, rear: Skyjacker), chain saw, Cobra C75WX CB, ARB lockers front & rear, Gobi roof rack, Skidrow skid plates... And a 2005 Subaru Outback Wagon for lighter duties ...
I got the whole family to pass there HAM tech license, so we can make contact. My youngest final passes her test and it came in handy 2 weeks ago, as she could reach out to mom whenever she wanted too.
My camping list varies based on what I want to cook/eat. But I do bring enough tools to fix most any issue with my truck. Take 2 weeks ago, the rear caliper froze up and I had the Allen wrench needed to removed the caliper, plus a C-clamp to free up the piston so we could continue. I replaced the caliper once we got to an auto parts store.
stupid stuff like that can ruin an outing.
73 ScoutII on 38" tires
Been wanting to do this for a long time where I can print this out.
I have also cut way back on the items that I take.
One big item that will be more than likely stay home is the Cabelas picnic table.
I can use the new Slumberjack table I bought to hold the chuckbox to eat at.
This sounds like a lot, but a lot of packs into the ECS cases, and surprisingly the FJ Cruiser can hold a lot if you pack right.
Master Camping List
Items left with rig full time:
◙ Maggiolina AirLander roof top tent, down comforter, flannel sheets, two pillows
◙ Campinglab awning
◙ ARB fridge
Generally packed the day before a trip with Henrys Rootbeer, orange juice, soymilk, fresh fruit, cheeses, assorted vegi meats, eggs, snack puddings
◙ First aid kits (three or so)
◙ GCI Outdoors Top Shelf Camp Table
Items packed at beginning of season:
◙ ECS small foot locker
Tent stakes/hammer, lantern mantels, sun screen, bug repellent, clothespins/line, Ziplock bags, batteries, propane lantern, Cabelas LED lantern, bath towels, Byer Trilite dish washing basin, two way GMRS radios, 1 lb propane tanks, misc items
◙ ECS small square case
Goal Zero Ranger 350 battery/inverter, cables, Powerfilm 60 watt solar panel, 5 Goal Zero Light-A-Life LED lanterns
◙ Slumberjack table for chuckbox and eating at
Campchef Denali stove, cookware, utensils, various kitchen knives, foil, paper towels, dish towels, Corelle dishes, mixing bowls, spices, soap/scrubber for washing dishes, French Press
◙ Foodbox (Action Packer)
Canned goods, Mountain House dehydrated foods,, cereals, snacks, various pills, instant rice, side meal dishes (add water to pan to cook), coffee
◙ Reliance 7 gallon water jug
◙ Coleman lantern stand
◙ Coleman battery fan for tent
◙ Zodi shower
◙ Pett toilet case
Toliet, Wag bags, BW, GCI Ceder Shower Deck
◙ Outback Privy shelter for the toilet/showering
◙ Large fiberglass see through propane tank
◙ Aluminum step stool
◙ Kelty Shadehouse 12 (goes over Slumberjack table if rain is to be encountered)
Cabelas lounger (small), GCI Xpress Lounger Arm Chair
◙ Toiletry kit
Toothbrush, toothpaste, Norelco shaver, fingernail/toenail clippers, Q Tips, mirror (no brush, hair is shaved during camping season)
◙ ABS case for mat that goes under the tents ladder
◙ Best American Duffel bag
Clothes, various flashlight/headlamps, pocket knives, extra shoes
◙ Personal safety, recreation
Glock 21SF, Glock 36, S&W M&P 15-22, bear pepper spray, two small airhorns (1 in the duffel bag, 1 in the footlocker)
Sony Cybershot, GoPro Hero 2
"Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." Thomas Jefferson
Hey, I've created an android app to help organize gear like this. It's called "My Gear Pack", free in Google Play. I just released it last month but I'm adding features weekly. I'm a full time engineer and this was just a project so that I could get my own stuff organized better but I figured it could be useful to other. It's a little rough around the edges so please go easy on me.
Search for "My Gear Pack" in google play, it has a picture of a mountain because I am awful at photoshop and I don't have any money to pay an artist.
Let me know what you think, I'm a long time lurker and have a lot of respect for the experience of Expedition Portal's members.
I've put up my gear lists in the app (they are shared in the Gear Pack Library), but they are pretty meager because I just do some weekend trips in a jeep.