There are lots of obvious things to add to your packing list and they will take care of most situations. There are a couple of things you may tend to forget so we want to offer a reminder to you.
Scissors – These will come in handy in so many ways. You’ll be cutting tags off new items you purchased for the trip, opening those indestructible plastic bags your crackers are packed in, and trimming a table cloth to fit. A pair – or two – of scissors are smart to have on hand.
Warm Hats – mornings and evenings can cool down quite a bit and keeping yourself warm begins with covering your head. Toss a few knit hats in with your camping clothes and you’ll have them when the temps get a little on the chill side of comfortable.
Heavy Duty Trash Bags – You’ll use these to hold wet laundry, cover camping furniture if it rains, and cleaning up the campsite. Choose the heavy-duty type that won’t puncture or tear easily.
Rope – There always seems to be use for a length of rope. It may not be your need but rather your neighbor who is asking if you have any to lend. Tuck a length of rope in to your trunk and when you need it you’ll be glad you did.
Pocket Knife – you might like to carry one of those multi-tool knives in your pocket. They will provide you with a screw driver, bottle opener, ruler, wire stripper, and chisel, depending on the model you carry. You won’t have to dig around in a tool box and will appreciate being able to carry your toolbox in your pocket.
First-Aid Kit – Make sure you have a supply of first-aid items to treat colds, flu, bug bites, headaches, blisters, slivers, and upset tummies. Your ailing patient will be grateful that you have the items they need at the ready when they need them most.