This weekend, I wanted to go camping. However, between my two friends and I, we barely had enough money to fill up a tank of gas and buy some mac-and-cheese. The question was, where could we go that would be beautiful, cheap, AND available last-minute? After much last-minute scrambling for food and supplies, we started driving south with no plan other than to find a good camping spot. After some detours to various state parks where all the campsites were full, we decided to make our way down to Mount St. Helens. On our way into the park, we realized that to go to the official campsites, we had to have a Northwest Forest Pass. At the time, we were pretty unaware that it only cost $5 for the day and that you could pay with a card (none of us had thought ahead and brought cash…).
If you read our other blog post about the 10 essentials, you know that there are certain things that are extremely important to bring while camping. However, you will probably bring more things than just the ten essentials. We thought it would be fun to mention some of the items that we like to bring while on camping trips. Without further ado, our list of “less than essential camping supplies.”