Stocking the camper (pop-up)Were to start?

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  1. labdogs42

    labdogs42 <font color=darkorchid>I managed to wrestle a play

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    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!
     
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  3. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure!

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  4. VACAMPER

    VACAMPER <font color=blue>We make the kids walk and strap b

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    Ditto on the paer plates. I do like to have a couple of big platters to serve food in.
     
  5. 2goofycampers

    2goofycampers Sounds like something a camping trip could cure!

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    That would be bigger paper plates. :lmao:
     
  6. VACAMPER

    VACAMPER <font color=blue>We make the kids walk and strap b

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    :rotfl: Mine would be nice big Mickey platters.
     
  7. PolynesianPixie

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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    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
     
  8. VACAMPER

    VACAMPER <font color=blue>We make the kids walk and strap b

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    your way to organized.
     
  9. Us3

    Us3 <img src=http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/smilies/tin

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    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!
     
  10. AuburnJen92

    AuburnJen92 DIS Veteran

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

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

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

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    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
     
  12. loriandmatt

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    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
     
  13. labdogs42

    labdogs42 <font color=darkorchid>I managed to wrestle a play

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    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!
     
  14. F4disneyfan

    F4disneyfan <font color=deeppink>It all depended on my mood in

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    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.
     
  15. stacktester

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    Don't let her fool you. She also has a full stocked bar and blender as well. I think she forgot that little box.
     
  16. HappyCamper87

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    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:
     
  17. big kahuna1

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    Forget about all those other items. That just ain't camping. The only item you need is a cooler filled with ICE COLD BEER!
     
  18. DisCamper

    DisCamper Just waiting for the next WDW trip

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    PolynesianPixie i did'nt see your Tide Pen listed
     
  19. AuburnJen92

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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
     
  20. labdogs42

    labdogs42 <font color=darkorchid>I managed to wrestle a play

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

    PolynesianPixie <font color=blue>Creating my own fairy tale realit

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

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