Food

Basic Food Packing List

Cooking Equipment

Coffee maker (drip filter or Lexan French press)
Grill
Charcoal (if using grill)
BBQ tools (if using grill)
cutting board
decent knife
bucket/dishpan
dish/all-purpose soap & scrub pad (in ziplock bag)
oven mitt/hot pad

Food

coffee (premeasured, ground)
tea (teabags are easiest)
instant cocoa
butter/oil
s'mores stuff: graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate
Jiffy Pop
milk
snack bars (granola, Clif, etc.)
pancake mix (box or homemade)
syrup
salt & pepper

Basic Gear & Packing List

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!

Essential Gear

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

Basic Food Packing List

Cooking Equipment

  • Coffee maker (drip filter or Lexan French press)
  • Grill
  • Charcoal (if using grill)
  • BBQ tools (if using grill)
  • cutting board
  • decent knife
  • bucket/dishpan
  • dish/all-purpose soap & scrub pad (in ziplock bag)
  • oven mitt/hot pad

Food

  • coffee (premeasured, ground)
  • tea (teabags are easiest)
  • instant cocoa
  • butter/oil
  • s'mores stuff: graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate
  • jiffy pop
  • milk

Hickory Run State Park, Memorial Day Weekend 2004

Camping at Hickory Run State Park in the Poconos area off Rt 80.

Friday 5/29/04

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.