One key to staying comfortable when camping is to be as organized as possible. We’ve got four boys, so disorder comes pretty easily. I’ve found that if we can build order in when we pack, it really helps things go smoothly by the time we are in the woods. Here is how we pack our clothes:
1) Pack a complete set of clothes for each person, for each day. Be sure to pack some extra socks in case your feet get wet.
2) Lay out the clothes for all the days at the same time. Jeans first, socks next, etc. This ensures you won’t forget, say, underwear on thursday…
3) Roll the clothes up, then tape them with painters’ tape and label them. It sounds like overkill, but trust me, it really helps things go smoothly.
By the way, I’m sold on “Permanone” by Repel. It is like having the benefit of insect repellent without the mess and odor. Treat the clothes and let them dry a day in advance.
Here it is at Amazon: Repel Permanone Clothing & Gear Insect Repellent Spray – 6oz
Be sure to pack layers of clothes, the weather will change throughout the day. And remember to “BE PREPARED” for any conceivable change in the weather.
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