Camping Gear – Tents, BackPacks, Clothes, Cookware Are Needed But Will Give Memories For a Lifetime

cook_tent_smCamping can be great fun.  It is something that can bring an inner peace to your very soul.  It can also be a nightmare if things go bad.  So to borrow from the Boy Scouts… “Be Prepared”.  You need to make sure that you are prepared with all the correct gear for your camping area and weather conditions.

I know I have been on camping trips when storms collapsed the tents.  I have positioned my tent where water ran through it when water came off the ravine.  I have heard of people camping too close to a stream only to have it rise during the night or with a storm upstream.

It is easy to make mistakes or have things go wrong.  But honestly most of the time, those are the trips that make the funniest and most memorable trips!

But camping is something I learned to enjoy with my family as a child and later in my married life.  I have camped in a pickup camper, a pop up trailer, in multitudes of tents and yes even with just a sleeping bag out on the ground in the woods.  Naturally it rained all night.

My favorite is to combine a fishing trip with camping.  NOW we are talking.  Fish awhile and catch dinner.  Then you can cook your catch over the campfire.  Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh caught fish on a camping trip.  hydration_sm

Of course, like I said you need to be prepared for weather and the area.  So of course, you will automatically think of tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and so on but you need to think about food, hydration and proper clothing.

So don’t forget about things like hiking boots.  Make sure that these are broken in before your trip otherwise you will need a giant box of bandaids to cover your blistered feet.  Yes you have to use common sense both in preperation for your camping trip and while you are there.

There was recently an article about some hikers who didn’t carry any radios, compasses or GPS equipment.  No emergency gear whatsoever.  This was up on Mount Hood.  They are still looking for their bodies.  No mother nature can be very unforgiving if you aren’t prepared.

hiking_shoes_smSo please look through these pages.  See if you find any information or equipment that you need to make your camping trip a more enjoyable experience.

If you need to get away from the world camping can provide that experience for you.  If you need peace and tranquility there are few places that you can find it better than out in the great outdoors.  There is something so soothing about the sparkling sounds from  a running stream.  The calming effects of sitting beside a lake in the evening with the whippoorwills chanting to each other in the night as the sounds echo across the water will leave you wanting to write a novel or whatever your passion may be.


This longing for the outdoors will stick with you for the rest of your life.  It has been with me as long as I can remember and was instrumental in deciding to by acreage out in the country so we could be with nature, listen to the wind blow through the trees and fish on our pond.

Hopefully you will find camping to your liking as well and will take your son with you or better yet take the whole family.

If you take the whole family with you it can be memories for a life time.  At least that is the way it has worked for me.

I hope you enjoy your next outdoor adventure.


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