Having learned the importance of "trying things out" before I actually show up at the campsite, I have been gathering what I perceive would be the supplies needed to "live outdoors" so to speak. I think the main problem is that I want to have all the comforts of home while I "rough it". That means transferring a lot of things from here to there. My daughter, Sarah, suggested putting as much of the stuff as possible into a plastic bin. I assume that as one gets used to camping, much of the gear stays in the container, or at least there is a prior knowledge of what to bring.
Today I began gathering everything into one place. I took a picture. This is without food, clothing or the tent! I know this is old hat to those of you who have been camping for years. For the rest of us, we salute you!
(It also does not include the two camp chairs and the air mattress!)
Maybe this is why people stay in motels!
The tent comes tomorrow. I'll let you know how that goes.