Thursday, June 01, 2006

Casual Indian Camper

We recently went to the Yosemite national Park in California. I made a list of stuff that we needed on the trip and they came in quite handy. Subhash said it might be useful to people if I posted it on my blog. Most of the items, we needed. We thought about two or three things that might also be good to have. Besides, we stayed at this lodge where they had an arrangement called Custom Camping. Which basically meant, we didn't have to do anything in terms of tent and setting up equipment. They neatly laid out a tent for us with airbeds inside and sleeping bags and toiletteries. yes, my colleagues at work made ample fun of me and asked me why I didn't just stay at a hotel instead. But people, I was looking for a cabin, but got a tent instead. So anyway, here goes my list:

CAMPING TBD
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I Personal Items
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1)Toiletteries
2)Towels
3)Hand Towels
4)Paper Towels
5)bath tissues (in case we don't find them in restrooms there)
6)Camping clothes and shoes
7)Surplus pairs of socks (very essential, if cold when sleeping)


II FOOD
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1)Bread - 2 types
2)Jam
3)Cheese/Butter
4)Mashed Potatoes
5)Sour Cream
6)Cereal - packet and bars
7)Milk
8)Buttermilk (in bottle, the tetra pak doesn't work well for camping)
9)Pickles
10)Preservable dish
11)Tortillas
12)Milkshakes - take some bottles
13)Slim Fast, Complan, Instant Coffee
14)Noodles packets -Maggi/Cup'o'noodles
15)Plum Cake ;)
16)Eggs?
17)Salt, Pepper shakers
18)Ketchups/Sauce
19)Muffins
20)Tomatoes/Onions -For sandwiches
21)Mint Chutney
22)MTR/Priya Ready-to-Eat packets


III SNACKS
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1)Chips - two to three big bags of different flavors
2)Gum
3)Sodas
4)Indian snacks - Some packaged types
5)Marshmallows


IV WATER
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1)Buy some gallon container?
2)ICE - Buy at Walmart before leaving
3)ICE BOX
4)ICE --VERY VERY IMPORTANT


V BEDDING
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1)Some sheets - as extras/to use as picnic sheets
2)Sleeping bag just as an extra
3)Small chairs
4)Comforters


VI GEAR
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1)Backpacks - Our laptop bags should do - 2 nos.
2)Torchlights
3)First Aid Kit -Pack some medicines at home, no need to buy
4)Camera/Handycam
5)Umbrellas
6)Batteries - Both for torch and cameras etc, take all sizes you use.
7)Knife, can opener, scissors, egg slicer
8)Paper cutlery
9)Dish soap
10)Ziplocs
11)Plastic Bags (For trash, carrying food etc)
12)Matches
13)Mobile charger (we used the mobile as camera so even though there was no signal we kept the phone on)
14)Pan to heat water in.
15)Plastic Glad Boxes - to eat and serve in - one for each person.
16)Ladles - 2 nos at least



VII ENTERTAINMENT
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1)iPods
2)Games -Pack of cards, CLUE, PICTIONARY


VIII MONEY
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1)Cash
2)Quarter Roll

We had a good time at Yosemite. It was very beautiful though a little cold still. The best part was where we went horse-riding:) I looked like Shikari Shambu (from TINKLE) ;)

2 comments:

Shruti said...

Excellent list. Maybe we guys should go camping on our next get together! The only reason I don't camp often is because of the organizational details - looks like you can take on that duty when we go camping ;)

Jayarama said...

I have a much shorter list actually.

1. Find a friend who has a list like this and go with him/her.

Works pretty well usually.

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