The tasks of departure

 Smallest gas station ever in the middle of gila national forest.

Smallest gas station ever in the middle of gila national forest.

While it is pretty awesome to be able to roll up to a spot, unhitch and camp, getting out of a campsite is no small feat (especially with a toddler). Having a checklist helps us make sure we don't miss any loose ends, and helps us get on the road safely. Here is our checklist so far:

- Prep meals, snacks, bottles for the car ride  

- Get A outside to run around for as long as possible

- Take out trash

- Clean all dishes

- Empty tanks (find a dump station or empty if we are hooked up) 

- Refill fresh water (this helps us in a jam; if we have water we can essentially stop and camp at anytime, which is helpful if the weather gets rough)  & unhook if we are hooked up

- Pick up around the trailer and stow any loose items  

- Shut and latch all doors, windows and vents, turn off a/c

- Remove wheel chocks & levelers

- Turn off propane tanks

- Test lights and breaks, check tire pressure  

- Check weather along our route, set weather alerts

What's on your checklist to get out the doors?