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labdogs42
08-21-2008, 10:33 AM
We just picked up our first pop-up camper yesterday and I am soooo excited! I don't want to break the bank stocking the camper, but I know I need to get some stuff. I'm raiding my cabinets for plastic cups (I should be covered there). I think I probably need to get some dishes for the camper. What kind do you recommend? Melamine? Corelle? Something cheap and unbreakable is what I'm thinking. Any good comprehensive camper packing lists online somewhere? I'm sooo excited!

2goofycampers
08-21-2008, 10:35 AM
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=1115732
here is a packing list.


Paper all the way, no real plates.

VACAMPER
08-21-2008, 10:39 AM
Ditto on the paer plates. I do like to have a couple of big platters to serve food in.

2goofycampers
08-21-2008, 10:41 AM
Ditto on the paer plates. I do like to have a couple of big platters to serve food in.

That would be bigger paper plates. :lmao:

VACAMPER
08-21-2008, 10:42 AM
:rotfl: Mine would be nice big Mickey platters.

PolynesianPixie
08-21-2008, 10:47 AM
Congratulations!!!!!

We keep unbreakable dishes (check Target/walmart for good deals right now), silverware & other utensils, cutting board, hot/cold cups (actually Disney refillable mugs), spices, towels, sheets, lantern, coffee filters and coffee pot, a small folding table, roasting sticks, tools, extension cord in the camper always.



We also have a rubbermaid box labeled "Base camp supplies". I keep a list inside a plastic sleeve with a dry erase marker so I can jot down what we need to replace for our next trip.

Inside the box are individual 2 gallon sized bags that are numbered:

Bag # 1

Plastic wrap
Baggies
Foil
Recycle bags
Trash bags
Straws
Bag clips


Bag # 2

Dish soap
Cleaner
Scrubber


Bag # 3

Dish towels
Wipes
T.P.


Bag # 4

First Aid


Bag # 5

Table cloths
Patch kit


Bag # 6

Clothes line
Clothes pins
rain ponchos

Bag # 7

Mantles for lantern


Bag # 8

Extra batteries


Misc. ~Velcro to side of bin

Lighter, matches, playing cards, flashlights, bottle opener, corkscrew, paper towels

VACAMPER
08-21-2008, 10:50 AM
your way to organized.

Us3
08-21-2008, 10:58 AM
In addition to all of that....I'm always needing bowls....to warm up things in the microwave, mix up hambuger meat, put left overs in, mix up pancake mix. I buy the paper bowls for cereal etc and keep plastic ones in the camper for the other needs!

AuburnJen92
08-21-2008, 01:35 PM
Inside the box are individual 2 gallon sized bags that are numbered:

Bag # 1

Plastic wrap
Baggies
Foil
Recycle bags
Trash bags
Straws
Bag clips


Bag # 2

Dish soap
Cleaner
Scrubber


Bag # 3

Dish towels
Wipes
T.P.


Bag # 4

First Aid


Bag # 5

Table cloths
Patch kit


Bag # 6

Clothes line
Clothes pins
rain ponchos

Bag # 7

Mantles for lantern


Bag # 8

Extra batteries


Misc. ~Velcro to side of bin

Lighter, matches, playing cards, flashlights, bottle opener, corkscrew, paper towels

This is just what she has in her purse!:lmao:

(just kidding) Ami is the queen of organization. Learn from this woman.:thumbsup2

gillenkl
08-21-2008, 02:50 PM
Here is the list we use for our popup. I also recommend making slipcovers for your cushions especially if you have kids- these have been a lifesaver for us.




PERSONAL ITEMS

bathing suit beach towels bath towels
shorts shirts jacket
underwear socks sandals/crocs sleeping bags
sneakers? watershoes camera/video
tv cell phones cell charger
crosswords magazines kids handheld fans
sunglasses pillows dvd player

HEALTH/BEAUTY ITEMS - small tote

kids tylenol body soap shampoo
kids soap cloths deodorant toothpaste toothbrush hairbrush hairclips/ponytails tylenol feminine products razors
insect repellant q-tips hairdryer
excedrin
solarcaine peroxide
neosporin bandaids sunscreen
tweezers

FRONT DOOR CABINET

toilet paper paper towels tissues
long matches
ant spray camper fans trash bags laundry soap flashlights extension cord moisture control
mosquito candle
screwdriver kit
popup crank

UNDER SEAT STORAGE

toaster electric skillet coffeemaker
large pot colander crockpot






KITCHEN TOTE

utensils sharp knife scissors
coffee filters
dish towelsdish cloths dish soap
rubberbands
pot holders 4 plastic bowls table cloth/ clips salt/pepper
measuring cup mixing bowl 4 plastic cups/lids clothespins
straws large spoons measuring spoons
twist ties cutting board foil
plastic wrap ziploc bags rope
plates alarm clock power strip
tape spatula batteries
pizza cutter

FOOD ITEMS

PAM oil salt/pepper
hamburger helper crystal lite sausage (precooked)
butter milk oj
kids cheese cubes sugar nondairy creamer spaghetti noodles donuts
spaghetti sauce meatballs mac and cheese bread
stove top stuffing mash potatoes pancake mix eggs
pancake syrup french toast waffles ketchup ritz crackers pretzels
jellies mustard
cookies sloppy joe rolls mayo
cereal in containers coffee pudding cups
bacon sliced cheese

MISC ITEMS

broom chairs outdoor carpet
clothesdryer rack small rug timer/outdoor lights
small cooler large cooler

UNDER SINK
bottled water for cooking
bottled water for drinking
soda cans

loriandmatt
08-22-2008, 01:25 PM
get yourself a bit rubbermaid tub at wallymart and then hit the dollar store. i went ape in that place and filled up that tub with all sorts of stuff. also, hit yard sales or thrift stores for old kitchen items. (for us, one medium pot, one heavy fry pan, a dutch oven and a crock pot.)

stuff i bought there and have in that tub. (i.e. i never have to pack them again, only have to replace what i use every so often. this makes for quick trip packing. just throw some undies an jammies and extra shorts in a bag and off we go. take along any food or swing by a grocery when we arrive.)

crosswords,tablet, pens, tape (what self respecting camper doesn't have some duct tape on hand?!?!?)kids handheld fans, sunglasses, pillow, old but still decent afgans or blankets, meds of any and every type. "lady products"
soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower caddies, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush hairclips/ponytails. razors, insect repellant, q-tips, hairdryer,bandaids, sunscreen, tweezers, fingernail clippers, multipurpose tool, eye glass repair kit, paper towels, tissues, gas match, fire starter bricks,
camper fans, tacky camper lights, extention cords, trash bags, laundry soap flashlights, crockpot, crockpot liners, campfire forks, pie iron (mmmm.....fluffer nutters - ok, i said that on here before and it was misconstrued to be something kinky....think peanut butter and marshmellow fluff toased between slices of bread.:goodvibes )utensils, sharp knife, scissors, dish towels, dish cloths, dish soap, pot holders table cloth/ clips, salt/pepper, clothes line, clothespins, large spoons, foil, ziploc bags, paper plates, alarm clock power strip, spatula, batteries
broom, chairs outdoor carpet, small rug

labdogs42
08-22-2008, 01:54 PM
get yourself a bit rubbermaid tub at wallymart and then hit the dollar store. i went ape in that place and filled up that tub with all sorts of stuff. also, hit yard sales or thrift stores for old kitchen items. (for us, one medium pot, one heavy fry pan, a dutch oven and a crock pot.)

stuff i bought there and have in that tub. (i.e. i never have to pack them again, only have to replace what i use every so often. this makes for quick trip packing. just throw some undies an jammies and extra shorts in a bag and off we go. take along any food or swing by a grocery when we arrive.)

crosswords,tablet, pens, tape (what self respecting camper doesn't have some duct tape on hand?!?!?)kids handheld fans, sunglasses, pillow, old but still decent afgans or blankets, meds of any and every type. "lady products"
soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower caddies, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, hairbrush hairclips/ponytails. razors, insect repellant, q-tips, hairdryer,bandaids, sunscreen, tweezers, fingernail clippers, multipurpose tool, eye glass repair kit, paper towels, tissues, gas match, fire starter bricks,
camper fans, tacky camper lights, extention cords, trash bags, laundry soap flashlights, crockpot, crockpot liners, campfire forks, pie iron (mmmm.....fluffer nutters - ok, i said that on here before and it was misconstrued to be something kinky....think peanut butter and marshmellow fluff toased between slices of bread.:goodvibes )utensils, sharp knife, scissors, dish towels, dish cloths, dish soap, pot holders table cloth/ clips, salt/pepper, clothes line, clothespins, large spoons, foil, ziploc bags, paper plates, alarm clock power strip, spatula, batteries
broom, chairs outdoor carpet, small rug

You fit all that stuff in one tub? What size tub is it? I was thinking I'd need at least 3 tubs for all that stuff! (BTW, I love to buy rubbermaid tubs. I can't wait to go pick up a few to stuff with camping stuff!!)

I have rounded up a few things I have extra of in the house like a can opener, lighters, pt holders, dish cloths, etc. Thanks for the great list. I need to get packing and shopping!!

Of course, I was trying to be all thrifty, looking through the house, thinking about what I could get from my mom, planning a trip to the dollar store, and DH went out last night and bought a TV for the camper! :rolleyes: Oh well, guess it is good that I saved a few bucks on the rest of the stuff!

F4disneyfan
08-22-2008, 02:13 PM
I got my wife a small 0.7CF microwave and a 2 slice toaster along with collapsable measuring cups and measuring spoons and collander and cuttingboard. She also has some chaepie IKEA plastic cups and plates.

stacktester
08-22-2008, 02:29 PM
Congratulations!!!!!Lighter, matches, playing cards, flashlights, bottle opener, corkscrew, paper towels

Don't let her fool you. She also has a full stocked bar and blender as well. I think she forgot that little box.

HappyCamper87
08-22-2008, 02:34 PM
Big Bowls and Platters do help out in addition to the paper plates.

I have Dixie plastic cups that I wash a couple of times before tossing.

And, I got some great advice from this board when we got the new TT. As I type I don't know if applies to a pop-up. But, we took the bedspreads that came with the camper off and stored them for safe keeping and just used extra bedding from around the house.

Best Wishes!:hippie:

big kahuna1
08-22-2008, 02:48 PM
Forget about all those other items. That just ain't camping. The only item you need is a cooler filled with ICE COLD BEER!

DisCamper
08-22-2008, 04:21 PM
PolynesianPixie i did'nt see your Tide Pen listed

AuburnJen92
08-22-2008, 04:56 PM
PolynesianPixie i did'nt see your Tide Pen listed

:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

labdogs42
08-22-2008, 05:00 PM
Forget about all those other items. That just ain't camping. The only item you need is a cooler filled with ICE COLD BEER!

Aaaah, yes, that was a given! That is going in first, the other stuff will go along only if we still have room!! :lmao:

PolynesianPixie
08-22-2008, 07:23 PM
Don't let her fool you. She also has a full stocked bar and blender as well. I think she forgot that little box.

Actually, it's a Magic Bullet. But you're right.....I forgot to mention that :rolleyes1

labdogs42
08-22-2008, 08:25 PM
Actually, it's a Magic Bullet. But you're right.....I forgot to mention that :rolleyes1

Hmmm...maybe I should add that to my Christmas list. So the bullet blender thing works well?

AuburnJen92
08-22-2008, 08:44 PM
Hmmm...maybe I should add that to my Christmas list. So the bullet blender thing works well?

of course!

big kahuna1
08-23-2008, 08:44 AM
PolynesianPixie i did'nt see your Tide Pen listed

I need to pack one of these. My belly is constantly getting in the way of my eating.

RvUsa
08-23-2008, 08:59 AM
I need to pack one of these. My belly is constantly getting in the way of my eating.

I have finally figured out one of the things in life that have escaped me for a lot of years.

I am only going to buy shirts that have logo's and designs on the front, they are stain blockers, all my plain shirts have stains where my lunch lands on my stomach. But the ones with designs on the front, the wing sauce just rolls off, and you can wipe it off with a napkin and keep eating.

Just a tip for those of us that must sit a "little further away from the table" :lmao:

PolynesianPixie
08-23-2008, 08:59 AM
Hmmm...maybe I should add that to my Christmas list. So the bullet blender thing works well?

It works great! FtWGuy swears by it for his Kungalooshes!

I need to pack one of these. My belly is constantly getting in the way of my eating.

I have a similar problem...

PolynesianPixie i did'nt see your Tide Pen listed


Oh you're so funny! I didn't list what i keep in my purse!

BigDaddyRog
08-23-2008, 09:09 AM
Thats ANOTHER 4 tons of misc. MUST HAVES!!!

DisCamper
08-23-2008, 01:11 PM
http://i308.photobucket.com/albums/kk345/Discamperphoto/Picture065.jpg
Donít Fear Tide Pen is Hear

PolynesianPixie
08-23-2008, 07:20 PM
That's such a flattering picture.......:eek:

labdogs42
08-23-2008, 07:31 PM
Is it wrong to bring the laptop camping??? Is it OK to DIS by the campfire? (cuz that's what I'm doing right now!)

PolynesianPixie
08-23-2008, 07:35 PM
Heck, yeah! It's ok!!!! Dis by the campfire....sounds like a perfect evening!

Us3
08-23-2008, 07:48 PM
Is it wrong to bring the laptop camping??? Is it OK to DIS by the campfire? (cuz that's what I'm doing right now!)

Yeah! Now you just need a digital camera to take a pic of the campfire to share with the rest of us!!! :goodvibes

labdogs42
08-24-2008, 08:59 AM
Yeah! Now you just need a digital camera to take a pic of the campfire to share with the rest of us!!! :goodvibes

Hmmm...I did take pictures last night. Let me see if I have my card reader with me...

Here you go!
http://psukaras.smugmug.com/photos/357906852_ZUzau-M.jpg
http://psukaras.smugmug.com/photos/357906890_yWFrs-M-1.jpg