I went camping last weekend with the boyfriend and his brother & sister in law in Algonquin park! I totally didn't realize that my air mattress needed a pump, and it rained a fair bit, but overall it was a successful camping trip! Nobody fell off the edge of a canyon or went hungry, haha. Next time I am definitely adding air mattress pump and after-bite to my packing list, though....I fear I will never stop itching! Other than the obvious necessities, what do you always bring camping with you that makes your life easier? I'm slowly adding things to my camping gear...this year I bought an air mattress and camp chairs, but Its interesting to hear what other people consider to be life-changers!