Don’t forget tampons
As much as we like to think that being in the outdoors is “getting away from it all”, I like to think of camping as an experiment in MVC — Minimum Viable Civilization.
Getting the right balance of understanding what I need (water filtration, extra layers) plus what I want (chocolate, a hammock) versus weight and space I have in my pack is always a challenge, and something I get slightly better at each time I venture out.
In an effort to reduce the cognitive load of packing, I created this Camping Checklist to quickly get started:
Make a copy for yourself and customize as needed. Enjoy!