My camping gear, shown in the photo below, is all neatly packed into appropriate tubs and totes. That's a part of the stressful craziness I create for myself. Every container has a purpose and is carefully loaded into the bed of the pickup in order they'll be needed.
The first tub inis a footlocker style container labeled Bedding & Linen. It contains the AeroBed, sheets, blankets and pillows as well as towels for swimming and showering.
On top of those two tubs goes my green-grass carpeting for in front of the tent.
Then I have tubs labeled:
- Fire, with tiki torch fuel, propane tanks, a tent heater and fire starter blocks for the campfire.
- Electrical, with extension cords and Christmas lights, for use if I have power.
- Tools & Tarps. Sort of self explanatory.
- Personal with my shower kit, first aid, suntan lotion, bug spray, a stocking hat and gloves (which I once used over the July 4 weekend) and other personal comfort items. This tub acts as my nightstand too.
Setting up and tearing down camp has become a bit of a routine for me. I have an order and, when I follow the plan, I can be set up/torn down in about 45 minutes.
Even with the routine of setting up, it can still be a pain in the butt.
But I still love it!
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