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USA Fall 2021


Packing List - 1st things 1st

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Shelter and bedding

☐  Teardrop locks, chocks, levelers

☐  2 Tarps with poles and stakes, awning

☐  Rope

☐  Rugs for outside doors

☐  Bedding – blankets (down comforter,      light quilt, wool blanket) and sheets

☐  Pillows

Cooking and dining

☐  Med pot, CI skillet w/lid, Omnia

☐  Cutting board, knife

☐  Corkscrew and wine stopper, can          opener

☐  Spatula, cooking spoons, tongs

☐  Multitool or pocketknife

☐  Mixing bowls, mason jars

☐  Empty food containers

☐  Aluminum foil, paper towels, cloth        towels/napkins

☐  Measuring cup and spoons

☐  Coolers and ice packs

☐  Plates, tableware, bowls

☐  Tablecloth

☐  Folding chairs and tables

☐  Trash bags - kitchen sized and mini.     We use a small container that sits on     our counter as an easy receptacle for     wet scraps, coffee grounds,               toothpaste, and anything else we         don’t want to put in our bigger trash     bag. I also use another of these         containers for tissue after my middle     of the night pee, and I just set this     one out on the fender before bed.

☐  Camp stove, fuel, rechargeable           lighter

☐  Kettle, Aeropress, Mug and cup           Blender

☐  Potholders, sponge,                     strainer/colander, dishpan

☐  Fire extinguisher

☐  Campfire permit – if needed, Propane     fire pit for areas with a burn ban in     place, fire starters, shovel



☐  Oatmeal

☐  Bread (and plastic bowl to store it     in)

☐  Soup (I love the dried soups by         Leafside. They are lightweight,           tasty, easily added to for more           servings and have a variety of           flavors. They also have breakfast         bowls and smoothies.)

☐  Canned tuna

☐  Canned fruit

☐  Coffee and tea

☐  Peanut butter

☐  Eggs

☐  Butter

☐  Pancake mix

☐  Maple syrup

☐  Juice and milk

☐  Cheese

☐  Fruit and vegetables

☐  Cooking oil

☐  Salt, pepper, herbs, spices

☐  Water (cleaning and drinking) and       water purifier

Clothing and laundry

☐  T-shirts

☐  Shorts, pants, insulated pants

☐  Boots, shoes, flip-flops, or other       waterproof slip-ons for outside of       shelter.

☐  Socks, leg warmers

☐  Hat, cap, gloves

☐  Sweater, jacket, vest, heavy coat

☐  Neck gaiter/buff, scarf/sarongs

☐  Underwear (regular and thermal)

☐  Swimsuit (2 – one to wear, one to       dry)

☐  Towels for people and pets,             washcloths

☐  Laundry bag and soap

First aid & hygiene

☐  Medication, prescriptions

☐  Bandages, tape, gauze, elastic wraps

☐  Aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen

☐  Antibiotic wipes, hydrogen peroxide,     cotton balls

☐  Antiseptic cream, Tea Tree Oil,         Witch Hazel

☐  Sunscreen, sunburn lotion or ointment

☐  Scissors, tweezers, nail clippers,       razor

☐  Bug spray

☐  Snake bite kit

☐  Bucket toilet with lid (this also       doubles as our trash can) and Privacy     tent

☐  Toilet paper/wet wipes/shovel/baggie     (I keep these is a small duffel bag       that I can grab and carry into a         bathroom or out to the woods)

☐  Bar of soap/Coconut Oil

☐ Shampoo, conditioner,                     hairbrush/comb/ties

☐ Toothbrush, paste



☐ Joolca – our propane powered hot        water system, or solar hot water

Inflatable Kayak, paddles, lifejackets

☐ Hammocks

☐ Pet supplies – beds, food, bowls,        leashes

☐ Electronics – Tablet, computers,        phones, 1+ cords for each, Yeti,          River, Solar panels, chargers,            Bluetooth speaker, Garmin

☐ Hiking Poles, water bottle or            camelback, daypack

☐ Extra 5-gsllon bucket for carrying      water, showering, dousing fires, etc.…

Ladder, shovel, small tool kit

☐ Bear spray, Pinesol

☐ Musical Instruments/Spiritual Tools

☐ Extra bags for groceries and other      shopping/storage



We travel with a Teardrop Trailer that has a queen-sized bed in the cabin and a galley in the back.


In our galley we have a freezer that we use to freeze ice packs for the coolers that we keep in the car, allowing us to have the best of both worlds!


Our propane stove has its own drawer, and when I’m ready to cook I simply pull it out onto the counter and hook it up to the 5-gallon tank that rides on the side of our TT.

We took way too many clothes. My new rule is to pull out everything I think I'll need then cut it back by 50%!


Having a regular bed in the cabin allows us to stay warm and cozy inside. And by regular bed I mean that it has a 6” mattress with a 2” memory foam topper and bamboo waterproof cover. I use regular sheets and bedding. The longer the trip, the more important it is to have a comfortable bed!


Vary your list according to your needs.


Where we went

On September 21, 2021 we set off on our epic journey from Santa Rosa, CA. This map shows where our travels took us over the course of the next 3 months. We passed through 44 states and drove about 15k miles. The pins show where we camped, anywhere from 1-5 nights. We saw so many beautiful places that I can't possibly choose a favorite! I've always thought that where we live in Sonoma County, CA was exceptionally beautiful, but I have definitely learned that it is not alone in that category!

Some of the highlights include the canyons of Arizona and Utah, Niagara Falls, the Northeast, Key West, Ashfall NE, New Orleans, Taos, Sedona, the Great Lake region, the various hot springs that we found to soak in, mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. It was spectacular!

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