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Camping Packing List

I recently spent a few days with my family at the Cabin in the Woods at Mirror Lake State Park near Baraboo/Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin and I LOVED IT!!!!! What a wonderful way for someone with a severe disability like mine to be able to enjoy camping in the great outdoors.(Read all about it in several entries on my Blog.)

The cabin is fully accessible with:

  • A kitchen that has a lowered counter, stovetop, microwave and refrigerator;
  • A bedroom equipped with two hospital beds (one is automatic), and a Hoyer™ or Invacare™ lift;
  • A living room with a full-sized sofa sleeper or futon and two cots;
  • A bathroom with a wheel-in shower, fold down shower bench, and a shower commode chair;
  • An attached screened porch so even if you cannot go outside, you feel you are;
  • Heating, air-conditioning, and many electrical outlets for comfort;
  • And of course, an accessible picnic table, grill, fire ring, and deck overlooking the lake.

Camping in a cabin is not like a hotel though; you need to bring your own sheets, towels, dishes, food, along with your personal care items. To make sure I do not forget anything, I have created the following lists. If you get the pleasure of going to a cabin in the woods, mountains, or at the beach, I hope you find my lists helpful. Feel free to print these lists and customize to suit your needs.

Happy camping!

 Shelley

 

MEALS and FOOD
What are we going to eat & what ingredients do we need to bring along?

DAY 1  - Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 


 

 

 

DAY 2  - Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 


 

 

 

DAY 3  - Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 


 

 

 

DAY 4  - Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

 


 

 

 

SNACKS:
Trail mix
Granola bars
Carrots
Fruit
Chex mix

 

Popcorn in a foil pan (to cook over campfire)

S’mores fixins - Graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate (try using flavored dark chocolate)

 

OTHER:
Ketchup & Mustard
Mayo
Butter
Cooking Oil
Salt & Pepper
Spices

 


MISCELLANEOUS

Eating

Cooking

Miscellaneous items:

Dishes or paper plates
Cups (hot & cold)
Bowls (if you want things like cereal)
Flatware
Napkins
Paper towels
Water bottle
Food storage bags
Garbage bags

 

 

Pots & pans
Wooden spoon
Spatula
Pancake turner
Coffee pot (percolator tells you when water boils)
Mixing bowl
Serving spoons
Cutting board & knives
Dishcloth & towels

Bug spray
Sunscreen
Hand soap
Dish soap
Aluminum foil
Toilet paper
Lawn chairs
Personal Care items (shampoo, etc.)
Sleeping bag or sheets & blanket
Pillow

Other:

 

 

 

 

 

CLOTHING
List specific items for each day

Day 1 - Bottom

Top

Other (shoes, outerwear, etc.)

 


 

 

Day 2 - Bottom

Top

Other

 


 

  

Day 3 - Bottom

Top

Other

 


 

 

Day 4 - Bottom

Top

Other

 


 

 

Other might include:
Rain jacket or poncho
Sweatshirt (for cooler nights)
Sturdy shoes or hiking boots
Socks & underwear
Sleep wear
Towel & washcloth (or scrubbie)

 
Swimsuit & coverup
Beach/shower shoes
Sun hat or visor
Sunglasses
Bandana

 

If cool weather…
Warm hat, scarf & mittens
Long underwear
Hooded sweatshirt or sweater
Outer jacket

 

 

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