Wednesday, May 25, 2011

"Who Wants to Go Camping?"

Vintage Camping Equipment found on Etsy 

My Husband and I just returned from a fabulous camping trip on an island off the coast of Georgia.  The only access to the National Seashore is by ferry, so packing light is essential due to the long walk from the ferry to designated campsites. We aren't known for camping "light", just the opposite actually, we typically look like the Beverly Hillbillies arriving at the campground with gear lashed to the top of the SUV and me squished into the passenger seat holding overflow items from the cargo area in my lap. We carefully open the doors so gear doesn't spill out when the pressure is released.  No, we're not known for camping light.....   

Vintage Camping Equipment found on Etsy

 Lightening the load was a challenge; we both like to camp comfortably.  How was I suppose to survive without a plush rug under my feet when I got out of bed in the morning? For that matter, how was I suppose to sleep without a camp cot covered in soft linens selected for their breath-ability? And just how was I going to cook our gourmet breakfast without my 15" cast-iron fry pan that is so heavy it takes two hands to lift it...hmmmm?  

Well after sorting through our gear three times, we did come up with a good assortment of must haves that wouldn't weigh us down too much.  WE successfully survived 5 days without most of our beloved gear.  You are probably thinking that we will continue to camp "light" in the future, but some habits die hard...LOOK what I found on Etsy today!  All are must haves and shouldn't take-up tooooo much room in the SUV.

See you on the road, we'll be in the vehicle that looks like it might explode...

I love to camp! Cheers!

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  1. I love to go camping too and like you, I have a hard time letting go of some finer necessities as well. But I never say no to camping, nothing like getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I love you blog, you tell great stories. Thanks for including our vintage lanterns.