A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I made a last-minute decision to go camping over the weekend — spontaneous camping, as we like to call it. We had a wonderful time, but it could have been terrible if we hadn’t, in essence, planned our spontaneity.
Since camping can be time-consuming (and somewhat troublesome) to prepare for, we developed a system that enables us to leave last-minute without fear of leaving anything imperative behind. Instead of storing all our camping gear scattered about the attic or garage, we leave all our essential items in a Rubbermaid bin, so all we have to do is grab it and go. Our camp chairs and a small tent stay in the trunk of our car the whole season.