This weekend we are going camping as a family for father's day weekend. It's the first time we've done this as a whole family. Well, sort of. We've slept in campers before as a family but never in a tent. But then again, our kids are sleeping in a camper and my wife and I are in a tent.

We've got a huge list of things we need to bring, life jackets for the lake, various food items, sleeping bags, and so on. But to me, for camping, there are three things you cannot be without.