Caring for trees means caring for people.
Sierra Magazine's The Green Life blog has a great piece on sustainable foraging. It offers some useful insights and advice if you're interested in wild foods but concerned about potential damage to native plant populations.
Coffee maker (drip filter or Lexan French press)
Charcoal (if using grill)
BBQ tools (if using grill)
dish/all-purpose soap & scrub pad (in ziplock bag)
oven mitt/hot pad
coffee (premeasured, ground)
tea (teabags are easiest)
s'mores stuff: graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate
snack bars (granola, Clif, etc.)
pancake mix (box or homemade)
salt & pepper
This list is intended as a guideline for spring/summer/fall drive-up camping, you may not need every item, or you may need or want additional items. Suggestions are welcome!
Tent (with rain fly)
Tent stakes (+extras)
Rope (natural or nylon fiber, not plastic)
Lighter/matches/fire starters (non-chemical)
Flashlight(s) (good quality)
Extra batteries for flashlights and any other battery-powered equipment
Sleeping bag (or bedroll) per person
Mess kit per person (plate/bowl, cup/mug, fork, knife, spoon)
Cooking pot(s) and utensils
- Coffee maker (drip filter or Lexan French press)
- Charcoal (if using grill)
- BBQ tools (if using grill)
- cutting board
- decent knife
- dish/all-purpose soap & scrub pad (in ziplock bag)
- oven mitt/hot pad
- coffee (premeasured, ground)
- tea (teabags are easiest)
- instant cocoa
- s'mores stuff: graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate
- jiffy pop
Camping at Hickory Run State Park in the Poconos area off Rt 80.
Packing with a lot of recriminations, and got going an hour or two later than we hoped. I forgot the toys and Tree Kid's fishing gear except for the pole. There was traffic leaving NYC (Holland Tunnel), and a thunderstorm/downpour on Rt 80, but the PA portion of the drive was nice and scenic.