Every time I go camping I struggle to keep it simple and organized. We're talking tent camping for the backpacker. I hate to pull out tubs of items. Let's keep it simple, people. That's where this instructable is applicable!
Step 1: Get yourself a bag
Whether you go to the thrift store, dollar store or your grandma's closet the container is the most important part. I found this computer bag for just a few Euros and it was perfect for me.
Step 2: Gather your items
Most of us have camping supplies that we use regularly in our collection. Some more than others. I gathered the ones that I always use and kept it simple. (Minus the plates, cups & pot or pan. Those are in a neatly nested separate container). I tried to take only what is multi-purpose. But that isn't always possible. As well, my husband and my list isn't always the same. I created this one for me, sorry honey! The trick is to use what you already have and not have to spend any extra. You can always add later
Here's what I take for a week:
-2 Microfiber cloths for washing & drying dishes, cleaning up messes, etc.
-Fork, Spoon, Knife all-in-one for each person
-Chopsticks - for stirring or eating
-1 really good knife. (Some can do with the knife from a toolman tool, but when tent camping this goes with!)
-2 cooking tools: Spatula & tongs small size
-small cutting board
-can/bottle opener, corkscrew all-in-one
-water proof matches
-Dr. Bronners multi-purpose soap
-Dish soap (I know I could use Dr. Bronners, but sometimes I like dawn! This one gets taken out at times, too.)
-reusable garbage bag (doubles as a beach or shopping bag)
-reusable homemade ziploc
-Salt & Pepper
Step 3: Gather 3 more things
All you need now is a scissors, velcro and a hot glue gun
Step 4: Lay items out
Lay all your items out in your case the way that you would like to store and use them.
Step 5: Measure your velcro & cut
Remove your items, and lay the velcro where they used to be, rough side up the length of the case. Cut it to the exact size.