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Camping, it’s in tents! Part 1 Jun 05

Camping has been on my brain since before I found out I was pregnant with my daughter. It started whenever it was that my husband and a couple of his friends from work decided that they should start doing serious hiking and backpacking and I wasn’t invited. Cuz I’m a girl. That should irk me, but I get it. Anyway, the thought has been in my head for a LONG time, and we’ve planted it in a few of our friends’ heads as well. It’s time to MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

But I’m one of those people who has to have everything in order before I commit to going anywhere or doing anything. I asked on Twitter and Facebook today what the readers consider to be their camping food and non-food essentials, and surprisingly, I got the same answers from the six people who responded.

Food: Apples, S’mores (also listed as it’s parts), ribs and scotch
Non-Food: Tent, sleeping bag, baby wipes, room service, alcohol, and toilet paper

Other than room service, all these items are feasible for a camping trip. However, what do YOU think would happen if you left home on Friday with these items in a backpack and wouldn’t be returning until Sunday?

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5 Responses
  1. I think you’d be starving and would probably never go camping again!!

    Awesome for you to want to go camping while preggers. I was an AVID camper/hiker before kids and I surprised myself by being to lazy to camp while pregnant!

    Anyway, I have a camping checklist on my blog which may help! I also recently wrote two articles about picking a kid-friendly campground and campsite. While kid-friendly isn’t part of your equation yet, it still may help!

    Good luck– sounds like fun!

    • Erin says:

      Just to clarify, I’m not currently pregnant. Another babe might be in our future, but for now, our 17 month old is enough. 🙂 I’m on the fence about taking her camping with us this time. She doesn’t handle the heat very well, and I want to make sure to take her somewhere kid friendly when she does go.

      I’ll be checking out the checklist on your blog soon!

  2. Oh gotcha! My older boy was barely two when we took him and it went relatively well. We just didn’t enjoy the campground all that much and would have picked one with more things to do (and less ticks).

    Have fun if you do decide to go!

  3. Erin says:

    Omg, this post just reminded me that I’m apparently expected to go camping when I am 8 mos pregnant. I don’t foresee that being an enjoyable experience…although I do typically like camping…and love s’mores.

    • Erin says:

      Just do your best to stay cool and drink even more water or Gatorade. Back when I was in high school, my youth pastor did several campouts and sleepovers while she was pregnant with her daughter. She admits it wasn’t the most comfortable experience, but that the other activities made up for it. I look forward to hearing about your camping adventure! 🙂