Buying a camp stove depends on a lot of factors. Mostly personal preference, but also the number of meals you need at once. Most people will also want to think about convenience, ease of transport and storage, plus the fuel source.
Although we have tried different stoves, we do find portable gas grills for camping an excellent choice if we pack the truck and head to the campgrounds for a week or two. Plus, when we invite friends and family along, having a stove powered with propane makes more sense.
Someone suggested we get a pack of pre-moistened paper sheets for washing. The package we bought were super for washing dirty hands, but they had lemon juice in the mix and when used on the rest of the body, all the essential oils were stripped away from the skin.
Baby wipes were too heavy for packing, plus, they had to be thrown away and that was too much waste. Finally, some friends told us about biodegradable wipes for camping.
What we usually do is arrange a table and use that as a command station. The camp stove is safe because the table is sturdy. We put the cooler under the table for shade, and string a tarp between the trees to use as a windscreen.
Last time we went camping, we went with a group of people that were less than tidy. They left their dirty stuff all over saying they would wash them later. A few of us neat freaks decided that maybe we would have been better off with a portable camping kitchen with sink to encourage the others to wash up right after eating.
One thing that is quite different from when adults camp alone is the safety factor. Children can get into all kinds of predicaments simply because they are not aware and they have little fear.
Because our cousins were telling us about their adventures with their little babies, we thought it would be a good idea to write this quick guide on how to keep children safe while tent camping with toddlers.