I have a question for all of you family-camping-experts out there... what is the very least amount of stuff we need to go camping for 5 days with our three kids? Obviously we need a tent and stuff to sleep in/on, a way to cook food... what else?
We are trying to plan our vacation and normally space is not an issue because we have a big van. But this time we are borrowing a car to take so we can save money on gas. All of a sudden space is at a premium. And since I pretty much suck at packing light I thought I'd ask the dear internets for some advice.
We HOPE to be able to head West to beautiful BC (Canada) for a couple weeks... which means we would be driving about 6000 km's roundtrip. I was born in BC and it distresses me that most of the family/friends I grew up with haven't even met Olivia yet. She is 3.5 years old!! And Olivia has never seen the mountains. Or the ocean. And Owen doesn't remember it and Aiden sort of vaguely remembers it. That is just a tragedy.
The ocean and the mountains feed my very soul. I'm not exaggerating... it sounds cheesy but it just so very true.
Anyway, as I'm sure you all understand, money is tight. So we are travelling on a budget.
So what are your best travel-on-a-budget tips? We are staying with friends/family along the way so there will be no hotel costs.
And did I mention I REALLY suck at packing light? I do. I really really do.