Everything You Need for a Smooth Camping Trip

Everything You Need for a Smooth Camping Trip

Ready to go camping? Or not….

My family started tent camping when I was a teenager. With 7 kids in the family we couldn’t really afford much else when it came to vacationing. One summer, as we transitioned from a tough situation, we camped every other weekend. That summer, camping was our stability. Every other weekend we would pack up, hit the road, and camp in what became our second summer home.

We quickly learned how to pack for a smooth adventure and be prepared for, well, just about anything, except bears. I’m not sure we ever thought of those… except when my dad would sleep outside. Under the stars was more pleasant than cramped inside with 8 other people but we all worried that a bear would eat him.

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