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Making A Camping Checklist

When going on a camping trip, it is essential that you have enough supplies to last the duration of your trip. If you want your camping trip to run smoothly, like clockwork, then it is almost essential that you learn how to make a camping checklist.

Camping is an outdoor recreational activity, in which the campers get away from civilization and enjoy nature by spending one or more nights at a campsite. They may use a tent, a primitive structure, a travel trailer or recreational vehicle, or no shelter at all. Camping is often restricted by law to designated sites in order to prevent campers from damaging the
environment.

Camping as a recreational activity became popular in the early 20th century. It continues to be a response to the increasing urbanization and isolation of Western society. Camping is often associated with a sense of nostalgia or of romanticism for 'the times of our fathers'. It simultaneously evokes images of 'oneness with nature' and 'man against nature' - ndependence and self-sufficiency. Campers frequent national parks and other publicly owned natural areas. Camping divides those who enjoy it
from those who do not more distinctly than most other common
leisure activities.

1. Make The Master List

Chances are, if your troop or family needs to go on a camping trip, you will need a camping checklist. This is a piece of paper that children can take home with them and show their parents so they will have everything they will need for the trip.

2. Double Check Everything

It's not good enough to use the list once - go over it again and make sure you have everything in the car before you leave.

3. Sample Items


4. Survival Items

Only one person needs to bring a first aid kit. Similarly, at least one of you should have a cellular phone in case of an emergency. Just because you are camping in rustic style doesn't mean that you can disregard the added levels of safety that technology can provide. Accidents can and will happen and when you are far away from a hospital every minute matters.
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