I started getting ready last night for a short tour this weekend. This will be our first time camping (The Historian and I) and I'm probably going to bring a bit too much stuff along.
The tent - I opened it up on my porch and waterproofed it. I cut a tent mat out of a plastic tarp, and confirmed that the Thermarest fits insude the tent. (It's a one-person coffin-line tent and a large mattress.)
I'm planning to ditch my trunk rack and use the top of the rack to tie down my camping stuff. I picked up a big stuff sack, and I can fit the tent, camping pillow and sleeping bag inside with room to spare.
Food - I'll be bringing tuna, dried fruit, hard boiled eggs, salami, nuts, and veggies. (See the camping on Passover thread if interested in kosher-for-passover food questions.) And water, of course.
Still to pack:
Cleanup stuff (toothpaste, baby wipes, toilet paper, etc)
Bags to hold garbage in
My friend is bringing the stove and cooking whatnot.