one for Christmas 2012.
Are you planning to camp for one night, a weekend, a week or more and aren’t entirely sure your family is ready?
Do a practice run or two in your backyard!
Not only are you in a safe, familiar place but you are just a few feet away from anything you may have forgotten. Another great benefit is that you get to figure out what you don’t need to take.
We all know we should pack for safety and unexpected events but how much stuff is too much stuff? Extra, unnecessary stuff means extra weight, extra trouble and extra work you don’t need or want!
Want to get outdoors but aren’t sure where to start?
Backpacker.com has an awesome section called “Backpacking 101” that we highly recommend. They’ve got tips for picking out gear, skills you’ll need, survival planning (just in case), leaving no trace and a lot more![signoff]