Camping Tip Of The Day
|Alternatives to Traditional Camping Flashlights|
Print out just about any camping checklist on the Web and you'll find flashlights or some kind of camp lights on the list. Even if you build a roaring fire, there are still reasons to carry camp lights with you when you go camping. First, they're handy on dark nights. If you have to make a nature call in the middle of the night, a camp light can help lead the way and make sure you don't stumble over a patch of poison ivy in the dark. Children can use them to read, color, or play before they go to sleep, and they're essential for shadow puppet shows inside the tent! So, even if you don't think you'll need a camp light or two, it's better to add them to your camping checklist and include them in your essential camping gear. For more Camping tips, visit http://Camping.lifetips.com
Here are some things to add to your camping list.
Air cleaner (if you will stay at hotels and motels).
Bags. Have 2 bags for when you take a shower. Put new clothes in one bag and use the other to put old clothes in.
Bags. Plastic bags. Trash bags.
Bandages. Bandaids. Sterile adhesive bandages in different sizes. Gauze rolls. Adhesive tape
Blanket and sheet. Space blanket.
Brush or small hand held
Bug repellent. Citronella candles (to repel mosquitoes)
Camcorder (charge batteries). Backup battery. Tape. Bring the cord and charger, too).
Car Battery charger
Car jumper cables
Cash, atm card, credit cards and wallet
Cell phone and battery (backup, too)
Chairs and stools
Clothespins and clothesline
Club (car steering lock for a weapon)
Coffee pot (plugs into car cigarette lighter)
Cologne. Helps invigorate.
Combs and brushes
Cooking and Cleaning Supplies
Cooking pots and pans
Cooking utensil set (spoons, tongs, knives, spatulas, measuring cup)
Cooler and ice (ice pack)
Cough drops. Soar throat, too.
Deodorant and female hygiene products
Digital camera and memory card
Dishes: Cups, plates
Extra key which you keep in your wallet (which always stays with you, in your front pocket).
Eye drops/artificial tears
Eye mask (otherwise you might wake up too early)
Firewood and kindling
First Aid Kit. First aid manual (human and pet)
Flashlight (headlamps, esp). Lantern and lantern fuel.
Flat tire repair foam
Flint stone to start fires.
Fuel. Canned heat (heat cannister). Have a few cans.
Glasses. Reading glasses. Sunglasses with UV protection.
Hair gel. Helps invigorate.
Hats and/or caps, knit hats (beanie)
Headache (Advil, etc.)
Jacket Rain coat
Knife. Swiss army knife.
Laundry bag and detergent
Leash. Including a pole you screw in the ground and attach the dog leash to.
Lotion. Face cream (moisturizer). Lotion for insect bites, itches and rashes (including something like Gold Bond and/or Cortizone for itching). Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Matches in a waterproof container
Meat tenderizer (bee stings)
Oil. Quart of oil
Pens and pencils
Personal Care – Medical, etc.
Potholders and/or oven mitts
Razors and shaving cream
Rubbing alcohol. Hydrogen peroxide
Rug (entry way)
Safety vests (water vest)
Shirts and t-shirts
Shoes, boots and sandals (shower sandals, etc.)
Sleeping bags and underneath pads or cot
Soap in plastic containers. Consider bath that you can wash your body and hair so you don’t have to bring shampoo.
Sponges and scrubbers
Stomach (Tums, etc.)
Storage containers for food
Sunblock (Waterproof sunscreen with SPF 20 or higher). Err to more than normal (you don’t want a sunburn on a trip!) (Noxema aint bad).
Tarp. One slightly smaller than tent.
Tent. Outdoor, car tent.
Toilet seat covers (paper) so you are safer in public restrooms.
Toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss
Towels (dish). Paper and other.
Towels. Toilet paper. Towelettes/Antiseptic wipes. Paper towels. Baby wipes. Keep a roll of toilet paper under your car seat at all times.
Toys (kites, balls and frisbees, board games and deck of cards
Tub for washing
Tub to put everything in
Vitamins (you might not eat as well)
Watch (many benefits: Help determine direction, psychological benefit, etc.).
Water (in case of radiator problems).
Water jug or bladder
Whistles for signaling others
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