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We spent some time hanging around a campground last weekend and hope to do it again this weekend. Hence, the inspiration for this week’s topic: 10 Things To Bring On A Camping Trip.

  1. A tent. Or shelter of some sort. We used to have a camper but those days are over, at least for now.
  2. Bedding. We have a self-inflating mattress that’s pretty comfortable once you throw some padding (i.e. sleeping bags) on top of it.
  3. Your bathing suit. I have no interest in camping somewhere if there isn’t a body of water.
  4. A fishing rod. See #3.
  5. Beer. Duh.
  6. Food. This should include things you made ahead of time at home, like potato salad or macaroni salad. It is also imperative that there be hot dogs and the ingredients for s’mores.
  7. Games. We’re big on cards but other games like Catch Phrase and Apples to Apples are fun,too.
  8. Books. My Kindle is perfect for camping – I never have to worry about not having something to read.
  9. Knitting, spinning or other craft projects. I think this is pretty self-explanatory.
  10. Your sense of adventure! Camping is fun and relaxing – so long as you go with the flow.

I can’t wait to go camping again!

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  1. Love Camping! Just got back from mother/daughter camping trip. Lots of knitting and sitting by the fire and, erm, a number of s’mores.

  2. Heh. I was so concerned about staying warm and dry that I forgot the knitting and games! They definitely go on vacation with us, as does a wheel and fiber, and since we stay in a cabin we don’t have to worry about getting them wet. (We bring bathing suits, too, since we’re not that far from civilization.)

  3. Bathing suit? What’s a bathing suit? LOL! I honestly haven’t “camped” since about 1995, unless you count cabin camping which is a whole ‘nother thing. 🙂

  4. I took some wild guesses as I’ve never really been camping. I’m eager to read and see what I should bring if I ever do go!

  5. We stopped camping in the 80s and while I love the thought of being one with nature, living in the forest for a few days and cooking over a fire, I just can’t get excited about any of it anymore. Barbecuing is good enough. Happy camping!

  6. I would include copious amounts of bug repellant. Or someo way to isolate from the bugs. I’m with Kathy, actually. I was last camping…oh….age 15?

  7. I hate camping… but it takes all kinds of people to make the world go ’round and keep life interesting, so yay for you if that’s your thing. ; ) I totally meant to put beer on my list and can’t believe I forgot — I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to come up with 10 things and then all of a sudden it’s there.

  8. camping is one of those things that I never really got in to – now RV’ing, that’s a bit better 😉
    I suspect that its one of those things you either grow up with or you don’t – and since my folks have the rustic cottage on the lake, we didn’t “camp” – My kids love it though I don’t know who taught them.. LOL (go figure!)

  9. My list is verrry different because we grew up backpacking with our Marine Corps dad. Sleeping bag, thinsulate mat, small tarp (used as ground cloth, tent, rain poncho…), Sierra Club cup, Swiss Army knife, white gas, superlight Olympus stove (small!), flint, one pot for heating water, freezedried meals. Total clothing including what’s being worn? Three pairs of socks, two shirts, two this and that… One jacket. One ball cap. Definitely not fun like your camping, but really wonderful, just grueling!

  10. I think #3 is part of the reason camping here in CO never really took hold for me. Too few bodies of water and most of them with camping are man-made which kind of doesn’t do it for this land of 10,000 lakes native.

  11. Love your list. But I have some additions on my list…

    1. epi pen. I had one in my car out in the middle of nowhere. My good friend is alive today because it was there. From now on, I never go out into the wilderness without one.

    2. Big brother (who brings: hot shower, water filter, cool wife & kids, water toys, tequila and makings for margaritas, ridiculously good food.)

    3. The newly acquired ukulele!

  12. After our camping disaster in ’97, we’ve found cabins to be a wonderful way to enjoy nature. Storms can’t take your lodging away if it’s nailed down! But it looks like you’re a pro!

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