Jul 20, 2010

Ten on Tuesday - 10 Things to Bring on a Camping Trip

It's about a month and a half since the first camping trip as a GS troop leader. You have no idea how stressful I found it to prepare for that trip. I was so sure that I'd forget something major - like food - and we'd have an awful time. It all turned out fine but I did learn a lot for next time and now that a bit of time has passed I'm ready to think about what I'd do differently next time.

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The things that I would (and will) bring on any future camping trips are:
1. Smores - Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers - Yum! I get hungry just thinking about it.
2. Bug Spray
3. Allergy Meds - just in case the bugs bite me anyway.
4. A Soccer Chair - because the days that I could spend a prolonged amount of time on benches are long gone.
5. A Tent - Ok, this may seem obvious but on our last camp out we stayed in rough cabins and it's really not the same.
6. The First Aid Kit - ours got quite a work out on the last trip. My troop (and family) may be a wee bit accident prone.
7. Sticks for cooking hotdogs etc - we were advised to bring some this time and it was such a good call. Can't rely on finding good ones laying around.
8. Air Spray - for the bathrooms of course. They can be a little *cough* rough and a fresh smelling spray make them much more bearable.
9. Batteries for the flashlights - nothing like waiting 'till night fall to realize that your flashlight is kaput.
10. My camera - there is so much to capture on film out in the wild.

6 comments:

Julie said...

Flashlights - yes! I forgot that one on my list, but it is definitely a must have!

Beverly said...

Yum, smores!!

PICAdrienne said...

I am all for the extra batteries and extra ways to start fires. It is amazing how much you can do without if you have food in the belly, and a way to chase away scary sounds.

Katie said...

I would bring after bite for those nasty bug bites. It is the best stuff ever, and I am very allergic!

Carole Knits said...

Definitely need the camera!

Sarah said...

Yes, a camping trip is one of the best ways to know about what you need for the next one.