I probably should have included this story here too...
First time my (future) wife and I went camping: We were tent camping on Vancouver Island. The drive up to the campground took twice as long as we expected, we get to the campground to discover the spots were 100% gravel covered with NOWHERE decent to set up a tent. THEN we discover that despite the fact my little Datsun 210 was packed to the gills, that the ONE item we'd forgotten to pack was a lighter or some matches or something. Furthermore - we'd planned on using the fire (and only the fire) to cook with.
Ever see someone trying to start a fire with a car cigarette lighter? It's not a pretty sight.
One of the campground rangers (or whatever their official title
is there) finally took pity on us and came over to light
the fire for us.
Other than the delays driving and the fire problems and sleeping on gravel - the clutch on the car started slipping (which made some of the larger hills on the island a real joy) A_N_D the carburetor freaked out on us so the car wouldn't idle (had to gun the engine to keep it running).