Here are some things to consider doing. Some items may not be applicable to you.

Camping

At least a week or so before leaving on the camping trip:

  • Check the weather forecast for the location(s) where you’ll be camping and the routes to/from those locations

  • Determine if any of the following will be available:

    • Cabin
    • Drinking water
    • Showers
    • Cell phone reception
  • Determine how much you will be able to take with you, e.g., if traveling with others, how much space will they need

  • Determine which of the following you will need and/or want to take, for yourself and others in your group:

    • Tent
    • Tent poles
    • Tent stakes
    • Sleeping bag
    • Pillow
    • Cooking stove and propane
    • Firewood and starter material
    • Swiss Army-type knife and/or pen knife
    • Drinking water and/or water purifier
    • Beverages
    • Ice
    • Food
    • Matches (in waterproof container) and/or lighter
    • Rain coat or poncho
    • Chair
    • Hatchet/axe
    • Radio and batteries
    • Walking stick
    • Sports equipment
  • Determine which of the items above will be brought by others you will be camping with to share with you and others

  • Determine which of the items above you already have

  • Obtain the remaining items by borrowing or buying them

Approx. one to two days before leaving on the camping trip:

  • Recheck the weather forecast for the location(s) where you’ll be camping and the routes to/from those locations
  • Start packing your camping equipment and supplies into carrying cases and/or the car

On the day you’re leaving on the camping trip:

  • Recheck the weather forecast for the location(s) where you’ll be camping and the routes to/from those locations
  • Finish packing your camping equipment and supplies into carrying cases and/or the car, e.g.:
    • Perishable/refrigerated food
    • Toiletries
    • Pillow and other bedding

For info on RV camping:

Comments


  1. On March 18th, 2012, Richard C. Millar said:

    Bring these item’s along with you in a Sealed Container. Wallet Identification Credit Card’s Cash Change Phone #’s of Yourself, Friend’s, & Family. You Should ALWAY’S have these item’s with you at All-Time’s !.

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