When it comes to venturing out in the beautiful and rustic outdoors, I tend to need some “extra care and attention.” Ok, I’m a total Princess and I’m not alone (hi-5 to fellow Princesses out there polishing their tiaras around the campfire!).
But for all you “non-Princess” partners out there, this is your Princess Guide to Camping!
My top 3 tips on how to survive while camping, and still allow the Princess in your life to be free and happy.
Princess Pointer #1: Plan, plan, plan!
First and foremost, it’s imperative you and your camping partner choose a suitable destination. Sometimes this can be difficult when camping with your Princess because requests are often made. Like: flushable toilets with a shower (no my darlings, driving home everyday is really not an option), and nicely treed sites for privacy (pssst! I LOVE outdoor pink tablecloths, but neighbours reactions are quite something).
To help you and your Princess choose your lover’s landing pad, I suggest researching online camping resource websites in your area for detailed info on everything from beaches to bathrooms.
Princess pointer #2: Think Pink!
Once you and your sweetheart have chosen your dreamy destination, you can begin packing novelties and necessities. Here’s what should be on your checklist: sunhat, lantern, dinner wear, plastic wine glasses, tablecloth, lingerie (oh sorry, that was The Princess Guide to Wine Touring…another time! HAHA)….flip-flops, um…wine, cocktails fixings, more wine, and a back-up pair of flip-flops. (Be prepared I was always taught!)
Don’t forget the coffee percolator (and of course Baileys), three extra warm sweaters, lots of bug repellent, and handfuls of tissue paper while you take cover for her squatting experiences. Dare she try the Go Girl? Hmmmm…handy? It’s so easy for men, and we now have the power! 😉
Princess Pointer #3: Cave and conquer!
This is probably the most critical thing in ensuring your Princess is a happy camper – keeping her dry and warm! (Well that and keeping the cocktail cooler stocked). So, when choosing the perfect outdoor cave, keep this top-of-mind: search far and wide for a warm and cozy cabin, cottage, lake house or anything with a bed and four walls.
But, if you absolutely must connect with your caveman ancestors, then look for a 3 season, minimum 4-person tent with extra large vestibule for storage and coverage. Also, front and rear entry allows for midnight sneak-outs for emergency pees after one too many fire pit bevy’s. A reliable air mattress that’s off the ground and layered with sleeping bags and blankets is a *must* to keep her warm and cozy should it cool down during the night. (And no, it doesn’t matter if it’s the dead heat of summer, plan for it.)
Cabelas is a fantastic North American chain of stores offering everything you need for a short or long camping trip, from wiener sticks to fishing rods. (But sorry fellow Princesses, tents are hard to find in our signature color…but I keep hunting! 😉 )
Bottom line for partners that camp with Princesses: if any “camping accessory” comes in pink – surrender and buy it. Trust me on this.[Click to Tweet!]
You have no idea how much harmony it will create with you and your Princess. Which means an adventurous, exciting, fun-filled, and (somewhat) maintenance-free weekend in the great outdoors.
Just ask my wife!
Until next time…Think Pink and happy camping!
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