checklist for camping & travel gear
I recently made a comprehensive list of all our camping gear. Like
others we leave a lot of stuff in the 4wd and trailer while other stuff
will depend on the length and type of trip undertaken.
My method is a bit extreme! I used an Excel spreadsheet with
everything listed by location. The idea is you compile the master list
then copy it twice. Once you have a master spreadsheet you can create
copies and sort them.
The spreadsheet has a column with a key number against each
1 Permanent items that need action/checking
2 Items that should always be added
3 Optional items that will depend on the nature of the trip
4 Items for longer trips only
5 Exceptional items that are very dependant on the type of trip
7 Permanent items
9 Spreadsheet instructions
The first copy I delete the first 15 rows (of instructions)
then highlight all columns then sort by item i.e. column E then A then
B. This gives you an alphabetical list of items and shows where they are
stored (if you haven't moved them!).
second copy list is sorted by key and you can use this as a checklist
when you are packing for a trip. I highlight all columns then sort by
column F then A then B. All the end rows relating to 7 and 9 can be
deleted from this copy as they are not required for a checklist.
Microsoft Excel spreedsheet 90kb download
thanks to Mike
Sargeant for sharing this spreadsheet.