Ruby is copying my little magnet poem on the steel wall: 
away together under stars
my heart
day and night
happy soul
listen to sacred
fascinate in the universe

Every year my car camping kit gets a bit better. More efficient, less bulky. Hint: it's less about fancy gear; it is more about multi-purpose items. I spent the morning washing and organizing this year’s gear, which is probably my favorite chore. Washing off last season’s grit and preparing for this season’s grit. That wooden box and toolbox (both thrift finds in the last few years) carry everything we need for cooking, first aid, camp site supplies, playing games, mending, purifying water, hanging clothes, seeing in the dark etc. for next week’s Utah adventure. ⛺️ There’s a post on my blog about our kit from a few years back (search “car camping kit”); I’ve learned a lot since then and this is better equipped and takes up about half the space! That old toolbox is like Mary Poppin’s bag, I swear. I’ll surely share the contents with you all soon. First, I’ll give it a test spin in the desert. 🌵
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  • digthischickRuby is copying my little magnet poem on the steel wall:
    away together under stars
    my heart
    day and night
    happy soul
    listen to sacred
    fascinate in the universe

    Every year my car camping kit gets a bit better. More efficient, less bulky. Hint: it's less about fancy gear; it is more about multi-purpose items. I spent the morning washing and organizing this year’s gear, which is probably my favorite chore. Washing off last season’s grit and preparing for this season’s grit. That wooden box and toolbox (both thrift finds in the last few years) carry everything we need for cooking, first aid, camp site supplies, playing games, mending, purifying water, hanging clothes, seeing in the dark etc. for next week’s Utah adventure. ⛺️ There’s a post on my blog about our kit from a few years back (search “car camping kit”); I’ve learned a lot since then and this is better equipped and takes up about half the space! That old toolbox is like Mary Poppin’s bag, I swear. I’ll surely share the contents with you all soon. First, I’ll give it a test spin in the desert. 🌵

  • jlnorthYour car camping kit is one of my favourites. It's my go to each season.
  • emilypapaleoYour camping kit guide was so helpful when setting up a kit for my family's first (of quite a few since) camping trip, especially as I was also trying to enthuse a camping-reluctant partner by showing how simple it can be! Thank you 😊 I'd love to read/see more of your new and improved version. Have a great desert adventure!
  • blissedmamaI'm always trying to pare down our supplies. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have in there!
  • hayforkwinecoHooray for going light!
  • amflavSomeday I would love to go camping with you. Like, you'd be our guides and my family would learn from yours. Actually I'm laughing just thinking about it. We'd be so awful. 😂
  • lisa.coffeeLove the kit. Similar to my own, but your blue toolbox totally is sweet 😍
  • chantetayI was just looking for that blog post last week. Couldn't find it but I love your camping posts.
  • sarah_sew_inspiredI would love to see your new and improved list!
  • jiltilWhere in Utah are you headed Nici? I live in Utah-such a pretty state!
  • stacyminaWe live in southern Utah. The weather is great right now- such a good time to visit and camp! Hope you have a good trip!
  • j_msniderYes! Please!!!!
  • homeiswhatyoumakeiti love this! i grew up camping. spent my 20's adventuring with friends and my husband, bud did not camp at all in my 30's. i need to change that THIS YEAR and am looking forward to going through my camping kit (which hasn't been touched in 11 years)! looking forward to your post, and will look at the old one in the meantime!
  • elizabluesingsExcited to find you and looking forward to hearing more about the car kit! I was touring musician for years and had it down to a science. But I am rusty from a few years at home and the addition of kiddos...
  • tricialynnkush@amflav remember when I met you all @writedoebay and thought you were hard core outdoors/camping people?! You couldn't wait to tell Pat that😂😂😂 you've got the vibe! You could do it!
  • rooneysroostI bet it contains a spoon full of sugar too!💞
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