Checklist geekdom

(16 Posts)
jobnockey Wed 04-Sep-13 13:11:22

I spend all a lot of my time here on the camping boards - lurking around.

I felt compelled to tell you that I have just spent the last hour at work typing up and laminating my comprehensive camping checklist. oh yes - I am now laminated. <geek>

NonnyMuss Wed 04-Sep-13 13:24:19

I long for the day my camping list is comprehensive enough for me to dare to laminate it, it's a masterpiece but still a work in progress grin

It gets printed off fresh before each trip hang the expense of printer ink and paper and tweaked on our return, at the same time as I update the camping spreadsheet with a record of where we've been/how long/pros & cons of the site.

Camping geekery rules!

nilbyname Wed 04-Sep-13 13:28:32

Please share it here, a little cut and paste job? Please cake thanks

jobnockey Wed 04-Sep-13 14:49:36

Nonnymuss:I bow down to your spreadsheet geekery

nilbyname: it's mostly composed of items from lists i've seen on here but I'm happy to share!!!

No one is allowed to point out anything I've missed though or I'll have to work the laminator again... (i've even included 2 items I don't own yet but plan on buying before next year!)

Tent stuff
Tent & poles
Pegs
Mallet
Airbeds x 3
Sleeping bags
Pillows
Double sheet
Blankets
Doormat
Rugs
Chairs x3
Tent light
Awning
Fairy lights
Dustpan and brush

Kitchen
Stove & Gas
Pans (frying pan + big pan)
Kettle
Mugs
Plastic cups
Bowls
Plates
Cutlery
Tin opener
Corkscrew
Sharp knife
Utensils
Chopping board
Foil
Plastic containers/bags
Water bottles
Lighter/matches
Bucket
Sponges
Tea towel
Washing up liquid
Teabags
Salt & pepper
Oil
Bin bags
Windbreaker
Table

Other stuff
Torches
Lantern/wick/oil
Towels/sarong
Potty
Phone and charger
Spare batteries

Toiletries
Wet wipes
Shampoo/shower gel
Suncream
Insect repellent
Sting cream
Contacts/glasses
Loo roll/tissues

Essential Clothing
Crocs/flip flops
Wellies
Waterproofs
Socks
Fleece
Dinosaur suit
Fancy dress
Hats

Fun stuff
Pens/paper/colouring books etc
Stickers
Bubbles
Bucket and spades
Kite
Insect collecting stuff
Binoculars
Balls/bats
Camera
Glowsticks
Marshmallows

Should also point out the crocs, dinosaur suit and fancy dress belong to DS...

NonnyMuss Wed 04-Sep-13 15:10:49

grin @ dinosaur suit and fancy dress as essential camping kit.

Binoculars are a good idea <adds to easily-modifiable Word document> wink

nilbyname Wed 04-Sep-13 15:27:32

Thank you!!

mrswimpeydimple Thu 12-Sep-13 22:39:46

It's not a proper MN camping checklist without the WINEwinesmilesmile

troutsprout Fri 13-Sep-13 13:39:13

Old school wink
I DO have have laminated checklist... (Which is the mother of checklists )... But I also have a saddo camping list app which I am working on transferring my lists onto.

jobnockey Fri 13-Sep-13 20:25:05

Wine does not need to be on the list, as IF I would ever forget it?

hillbilly Fri 13-Sep-13 23:06:22

I can't laminate my list as every trip I add something useless useful to it grin

Crownjewel Fri 13-Sep-13 23:18:38

YY OP grin got a camping checklist here in excel format which spans 3 columns, A4 size!
Great to print off each trip, then just cross out each item that isn't needed before packing commences, dependent on trip... Although this is a matter of personal opinion of course.
(Recent 7 day backpack hike, OH deemed full pack of baby wipes and one deodorant unnecessary but camping chairs simply HAD TO BE carried - WTAF?! Apparently 20 baby wipes, extracted from pack and placed in freezer bag, were more than sufficient - as for deodorant, we would be outside so wouldn't be smelled!! But it was life-dependent that we had comfy chairs to sit in... confused)

Ahem.

I have an excel spreadsheet that has several pages. camping kit (basically equipment stuff), kitchen box, luggable loo and contents, washing up bucket, cooking options (with 3 separate bits - camping stove, Cobb and campfire depending on the type of camp), first aid box and Camping repair box.

I do it like this as each bit is ready packed so as long as I make sure they are all topped up I just grab and go apart from clothes and food.

Do I win camping geek top trumps?

jennimoo Sat 01-Feb-14 15:48:43

I'm working on my list, anyone else fancy posting theirs?

muchostinky Sat 01-Feb-14 17:57:07

I need to redo my list as we now have a bigger car and can fit more in. Yay!!
Will post in the next few days once I have it done properly

Onykahonie Sat 01-Feb-14 18:27:25

Omg...I have a non-laminated list and now feel a failure!

I might have missed them from your list, but I always take a few (laundry) pegs to peg towels onto the guy ropes on the rare occasion it's dry! I also take one of those stretchy travel washing lines which I use inside the tent if it's wet outside.

Food-wise, I meal-plan before we go and take small bottles/jars of tomato ketchup, marmite and olive oil and little foil-wrapped pouches of any dried herbs and spices, that I'll need.

Dillydollydaydream Sun 02-Feb-14 17:58:57

That's a great list. I love making lists but I've never used a laminator.
Have always secretly wanted one.
This will be our first year camping. V excited smile

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