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25/06/2013

Packing clothes for a weeks camping trip

Packing your families clothes for a weekend is one thing. Packing for a week or more is another, it takes planning and more lists. I'm a big fan of lists. Here's a few tips to manage your clothes when you are camping:

  • Pack one good outfit per person for restaurants and change the kids out of the 'good set' as soon as you return to camp.
  • Make sure every item is suitable for washing in the same load of laundry,  so blacks or whites or anything not colourfast.
  • If you have access to a kitchen vacuum machine, vac-pac small items like socks togther in bundles of threes or fours. Get the kids to help with this step it's fun!
  • Put a strip of masking tape on the outside of any plastic bags you have packed, and write the contents on the tape, this makes a very cheap label.
  • Roll jeans up and secure with masking tape and write the owners name on.
  • Buy washing tablets rather than bring a pack of washing powder. If they're all in one conditioner and washing powder all the better.
  • Bring a mesh wash bag for putting dirty clothes in, you can wash them in the campsite washing machine still in the bag if it's big enough.

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