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Old 06-12-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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What did YOU forget on your first camping trip?

We are the proud owners of our first "new to us" 2007 Casita 16' LD! We are going on our inaugural weekend camping trip this weekend. We were just trying to get our trip organized and wondering what other people might have forgotten or wished they would have brought on their trip?? Thank you all in advance!
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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Our first was a 16ft LD. We forgot to retrieve the coffee making apparatus from its storage spot (under one of the bench seats) the night before. It made for a serious delay in our morning routine
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:20 PM   #3
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It wasn't our first trip by any stretch, but my wife famously neglected to pack socks because we were to be camped in a 'desert'. Had frozen feet for the entire week.
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Coffee filters for our percolator. Paper towels work fairly well.
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We are the proud owners of our first "new to us" 2007 Casita 16' LD! We are going on our inaugural weekend camping trip this weekend. We were just trying to get our trip organized and wondering what other people might have forgotten or wished they would have brought on their trip?? Thank you all in advance!
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Hi: Kimmyb... We forgot to unplug the power cord. "What's that dancing in the grass behind the trailer"?
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First trip, any kind of pot or skillet but we were camping with friends and borrowed what was forgotten .
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:13 AM   #7
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My wallet. Thankfully I realized it when only about 20 miles down the road and returned home and got it.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:14 AM   #8
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Leveling blocks.

We managed with some unauthorized finagling of the rear stabilizers.

Mary, coffee and the means to brew it would be the unpardonable omission! Early morning coffee outdoors is the best part of camping for me.

If you're OCD, you can see a couple of packing lists others have compiled in this thread: Check list

Or just take your first trip within striking distance of a Walmart Supercenter. You can get any reasonable thing you forgot there, in the middle of the night if needed.
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Jon, we had coffee with us but it was under the bed... had not crossed our minds that we would need it before putting the bedding into daytime mode. There were lots of little things like that as we learned to think things through (and stash some stuff overnight in a bin in the tow vehicle).
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We had a similar situation involving our bicycles. We remove and stow the seats and helmets in one of the rear under-bed compartments. Got in late and forgot to take them out. Girls were up early and wanted to ride the bikes, but my wife was still sleeping on the bed.

Don't know what I would have done if she were asleep on the coffee!
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:59 AM   #11
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Things forgotten

Not first timers, but two weeks ago, forgot raingear (it rained for 2 days) warm clothes (yeah, cold too), coffee pot (used French press) extra blankets (reference warm clothes issue) etc. Forgot how to use the inverter, had to try and remember how to set up the patio room shelter (took 2 PHDs 1.5 hours to put up, badly). Short shake-down cruise every year is recommended.

Did remember to bring 4 gallons of good water, campground water smelled like rotten eggs. Will never forget that when you like your morning coffee.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:32 AM   #12
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Kindling and camp fire tools. Firewood is usually available near every campground, but not the "accessories."
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Kindling and camp fire tools. Firewood is usually available near every campground, but not the "accessories."

I keep a sawdust and paraffin firelog in the trailer and just lop off chunks of it as kindling. Burns longer.

Also, in order to slow the spread of bugs, you're not supposed to transport firewood ( ie. kindling ) from one location to another.
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