I will start off by saying that we camped in a Provincial park here in Ontario, Canada. It was very close to our home. A little too close if you ask me, but I like to drive. Anyway, we went with my in-laws. They are avid campers that go every year for as long as I can remember. They have a pop-up trailer and a mesh tent to use as a kitchen. Usually we cover most of the site in a very large tarp in case of rain, but we were only staying a few days, so we didn't bother. Hubby and I brought our tent and air mattress. We brought it to sleep in and so the kids could play in there.
The bottom drawer has pants, shorts, underwear and socks. The middle drawer has long sleeves, t-shirts, pjs. The top drawer is kids clothes and the bag on the top has sweaters for all of us.
In the tall skinny drawers I have (from the top down)
- Sun screen and bug spray and first aid
- Flashlights (with new batteries and charged), candles and a few folded plastic bags.
- Entertainment stuff - game boy, play-doh, cards, uno, paints.
- Paper plates and plastic forks
- Tissues, napkins and paper towel
The Verdict: I loved using the bins instead of packing in bags or boxes. We took the clothes bin out of the van and put it in our tent and left the other one in the van. Everything was organized and I could find everything right away. Hubby on the other hand hated it, and found that it took up too much room and that if it was in bags, he says that he would have been able to stuff the van better.
That's all for this post. In Part 2 I will tell you how we kept the kids entertained.