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What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Wed May 21, 2008 10:20 pm

So, we've all gone camping only to realize after we're there that we've forgotten something.

Sometimes it's nothing major, other times it's a biggie.

Thought we could share. We went away 2 weeks ago in the new Fiver without a can opener despite bringing food in cans. Duh. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby skipnchar on Wed May 21, 2008 11:16 pm

Left for our annual winter trip to south Texas two years ago and when I pulled into Wichita Kansas and thinking about our first fuel stop I found I had left my wallet at home. We travel with very little cash but Charlotte had her debit card so we could fill up and head back to get the wallet. It was about 155 miles one way to return to Topeka for it. Not MANY things I'd have gone back for but that was one.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby jp rver on Wed May 21, 2008 11:56 pm

I guess the only thing really important, albeit inexpensive that we have forgotten is pillows. We were in our 1987 Coleman pup at the time, and when we got all set up we realized no one had any pillows! Luckily the local WalMart had plenty to sell us. Sure we have forgotten other minor things as well, but luckily so far nothing that we can't do without other than the pillows. Of course in our TT now we have duplicates of just about everything in our stick house so forgetting important stuff is pretty tough when it's always in there!
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby ponyboy1995 on Thu May 22, 2008 12:03 am

Back when we used to tent camp we took off for the weekend on about a 2hr trip and when we got to our site and started getting everything out of the truck I realized that I did not pack the tent! Yes, I forgot the tent! I put it and a couple of little things just to the side of the garage as I was packing because that was the last thing I was going to pack and when we got home it was still sitting there. We wound up traveling to the nearest town with a walmart and bought a cheap tent to keep us for the weekend. What memories!


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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Mike in Calgary on Thu May 22, 2008 12:54 am

We went for a long weekend with a group of friends once with our pop up and I forgot to pack our chairs for sitting around the campfire. I'd just bought DW a Lafuma for a Mother's Day present and she's never let me forget to pack the chairs since. It doesn't sound too bad until you have to stand around the campfires all weekend. Fortunately the new trailer has the room to just leave them stored in it.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Limey on Thu May 22, 2008 1:09 am

I forgot the beer once. Never happened since! :mrgreen:

Actually- as I am camping as I write this, I have to say that I should have brought my gennys! This state park has electric hookups, but that doesn't matter when the park staff cut through the power cable while replacing a water standpipe! I was without pwer for 3 hours yeasterday in 90 degree temps. The dogs were suffering so I took them for a ride in the air conditioned truck!
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Zinger on Thu May 22, 2008 7:11 am

I dont wear dentures yet but that could be a real bad vacation cooking steak and not being able to eat it!
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby mike54 on Thu May 22, 2008 9:04 am

clothes yep I left hers and my bags of clothes behind went on our 1st week long 400 mile trip with nothing to wear but what we had on. We did find a discount store in the area to buy a few things but it wasn't a fun camping trip you guys know I mean. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby catmom on Thu May 22, 2008 6:08 pm

Well, so far nothing as drastic as the main camping rig (i.e. tent), chairs, clothes or wallet (! :shock: ) but we did forget our awning once. Our PUP's awning was removable, and to keep it dry and less mildewed, we had gotten into the habit early on of taking it off when we were home, and putting it on just before leaving for the campout. We were on a trip to Colorado and when we made our first lunch stop at a rest area near Iowa City (5 hours from home) I realized the camper looked so trim WITHOUT THE AWNING - oh no!!!!!!!!!! I was so mad at myself, but we made the best of it. Only really missed the awning in a couple of campsites, actually, so it wasn't so bad.

I think we also forgot pillows one time; I have a vague memory of visiting a Walmart to buy some. :)
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Thu May 22, 2008 8:20 pm

My wife......... :shock:
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby ButteBumBob on Thu May 22, 2008 10:27 pm

Our Grandsons clothes.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Zinger on Fri May 23, 2008 7:23 am

The Wood Tinker wrote:My wife......... :shock:


wouldnt that go over well!
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby csham on Fri May 23, 2008 8:00 am

Since most of our gear is left in the TT year round, it's hard to leave something behind, but I have. I left the axe one year so off we went to the local hardware store to replace it so I could split the firewood. The axe hasn't left the TT since.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Fri May 23, 2008 4:12 pm

Zinger wrote:
The Wood Tinker wrote:My wife......... :shock:


wouldnt that go over well!


I think if I ever did do that I'd be better off to just keep going......forced into fulltimer lol.

Worst thing I ever forgot was my furry hat on a December trip. My head froze!
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby dakotakid on Sat May 24, 2008 9:10 am

We forgot movies, so we turned around (2 blocks) we left the house on a friday and returned on sunday. We forgot to shut the garage door. To are amazement everything was still there. Both toolboxes and lots of tools, DW car with keys in it, the house was not locked and my new $800 generator was not touched. I look over my shoulder every time we leave now.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Terry on Sat May 24, 2008 10:01 am

Drugs. You know. The important ones. BP, and stuff.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Zinger on Tue May 27, 2008 6:55 pm

dakotakid wrote:We forgot movies, so we turned around (2 blocks) we left the house on a friday and returned on sunday. We forgot to shut the garage door. To are amazement everything was still there. Both toolboxes and lots of tools, DW car with keys in it, the house was not locked and my new $800 generator was not touched. I look over my shoulder every time we leave now.


you are very lucky but i am sre you know that.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby BAJA X on Tue May 27, 2008 7:04 pm

Our 1st trip this past weekend we forgot the camera battery charger, it has a battery you can only get a camera place.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Zinger on Tue May 27, 2008 7:07 pm

doesnt it seem the battery is always dead when you want it??
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby PrivatePilot on Tue May 27, 2008 9:58 pm

BAJA X wrote:Our 1st trip this past weekend we forgot the camera battery charger, it has a battery you can only get a camera place.


I've never forgotten the charger, but I have had the batteries go dead at inopportune times.

We went horseback riding in the mountains of Whistler British Columbia a number or years ago and 10 minutes into the trip the camera batteries went dead. I had dutifully put a second set in my pants earlier in the day, but I switched from my shorts (that they were in) to my long riding pants, and failed to move the batteries.

Man, was I pissed. Unfortunately the option to turn around and gallop back to the van (and back to the group) wasn't there due to the nature of the trip.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby The Wood Tinker on Wed May 28, 2008 1:05 am

BAJA X wrote:Our 1st trip this past weekend we forgot the camera battery charger, it has a battery you can only get a camera place.


I hate when that happens! :o
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby skipnchar on Thu May 29, 2008 11:36 am

Well let me just say that I'd be at the campground at Lake Perry right now if I hadn't forgotten to put our bar stools in the trailer. We don't usually travel with them but we're camping locally and expecting about 15 people to join us over the weekend so figured we could use the extra seating in case of bad weather. The other campers are two tenters, a pop up trailer and possibly a 34 foot 5th wheel so we'll probably take shelter in one of the tents if we have another tornado warning (we KNOW they don't like trailers :D ). I GUESS we could now include the two bar stools on the rather long list of things we've forgotten.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby dakotakid on Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:38 am

Yea we were very lucky, i asked the neighbor if the door was open all weekend and he didnt even notice. We have 4 town policemen that live close by, all with cop cars at there house, so maybe that helped.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby ramblemutt on Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:12 pm

Last trip my wife forgot her bath/makeup kit. Panic set in until we found a decent retailer in a decent sized town. Cost me a small fortune. Good news is that she now has a separate kit for the trailer and hopefully won't repeat this mistake.
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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby Greselda on Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:43 pm

OK.....I know this is one of those "Duh" things, but on our very first shake down cruise out with our Sundance, we had gone about 20 miles down the road when my DH, looks over at me and says the dreaded 9 words, " You do have the keys to the Sundance, right?".......Nope, both sets were safely hanging just inside our front door :o Thankfully, we only had to backtrack about 20 miles, and now one set stays in the TV at all times!!!!

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Re: What's the worst thing you've ever forgotten at home?

Unread postby jemek on Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:14 pm

Well I can't think of anything with the new TT...we have forgotten a few things..but nothing major...just note to add to TT list.

But when I home for the summer during college. I decided to go camping with friends. WE packed up everything..arrived set up and went off to catch some dinner. We did catch 3 trout...went back to cook them over the fire.

No skillet...no flour...luckily we were at a place that had a caretaker and he let us borrow a skillet (as this place has cabins that have cook gear in them). We mashed up chips...Doritos as our flour substitute.
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