Getting close. 3 weeks and 3 days till Monica and I leave Tulsa for Telluride! The excitement builds daily. We’re busy gathering last minute supplies, costumes and going through all our gear cleaning and packing. Which made me think, all of us have some really cool camp tricks, and tips we could share. I love when I’m in someone else’s camp and see a genius camp hack. So here’s a few we do that really helps, especially at TBF.
Sleeping. We use a fairly regular 3 person backpacking tent with two vestibules. The tent fits a standard queen matress with small amount of room on all the sides. We use a 4 inch insulated airmatress with a down comforter on top, then fit it with sheets and use a heavy wool blanket, with back up sleeping bags for the extra cold nights. We’ve never needed an external heat source, and we bring an extra set of sheets to swap out mid-week. I highly suggest putting an insulated layer between yourself and any form of air bed, especially the full sized ones.
Bring a three 5 gallon buckets. Use one for compost, one for landfill, and one for recycle. Makes trips to the dumpsters easy, buckets can be rinsed out. Don’t forget to dump your compost Sunday night!
Pre made frozen meals like chili, stew, etc… are easy to re-heat and saves tons of cooking time!
Soon as you get your basic camp set up, if you don’t already know your neighbors, go meet them! You very well might be starting a lifelong friendship.
Try to avoid bringing single use plastic, refillable water is available everywhere!
No matter what campground you are in, the best advice you can get is get there as early as you possibly are allowed!
I’m certain there’s a ton of great suggestions out there, what else?