The Essentials of Summer – Revisited
The Item You Should have on Your Packing List for Sleepaway Camp.
If you are lost on what to do during the holidays, you can go camping and if your family does not mind you can take them with you as well. Given that you will be so far from home, you have to make sure that you have not forgotten anything in your packing list. Human beings, no matter how sharp the memory is, can forget and this is why you need to write down the things you should take with you to camp so that you do not forget the essential. Make sure the list starts with the toiletries you need because forgetting even one of them will mean you will have to borrow and this not something you want to be doing especially if the camping trip is long. Just because you do not want some things running out in the middle of the trip does not mean you have to take the entire supermarket with you but rather you can talk to people who have been doing this for a while to get concrete facts on what to take with you as well as the quantity. It is not fun to carry with you some things you do need because they will only add onto the weight you want to carry and is not a way to live.
Do not be fooled by the temperatures to think that you will not have to bring something warm with you because you can never be too sure about the next time the weather will shift. It is better to have one and not need it other than being left hanging when you need one. You should also be aware of bugs and carry a cream to repel them. Make sure you are packing proper clothes depending on the site you will be camping at. If it is in the forest, you will be better off carrying pants rather than dresses and skirts. Also, you should pack fewer clothes than you think you will need. It is better to wash your clothes rather than carrying a mountain of them.
Even if you have an itinerary, you may find some free time which means you can carry a book, a journal, an iPod or any other thing you can use for entertainment purposes. Also, people who are on prescription medications should not forget them because finding a hospital when you are deep in the forest is not the easiest thing. It is also good to pack some emergency medications especially painkillers so that you are not at a disadvantage in the event that you fall sick on the trip or one of your camp members falls sick.