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To Go Camping Is More Than A Black Swiss Army Knife

By Greg Scott

When a family sets out to camp, there are certain essential that should make the trip. What is used at camp are the same things used at home. Food, shelter, water, fire, illumination, and clothing are those basics. Taking a fishing pole, Swiss Army knife and bold attitude help, too. At night, things crawl about and bump around, with little light.

Campers need shelter as protection from the environment. Tents are essential for shelter at camp, unless sleeping on the ground. Based on how many people and how much equipment is coming along are how tents need to be picked.

A good friend to a campsite is fire. Knowing how to ignite a fire is a good idea, but if no one knows how, campers need to have the right fire starting resources. Fire provides warmth at camp and is used to cook foods. Fire gives light, but having a flashlight and lantern is necessary.

Ensure all bases are covered with clothing. Hats to protect against cold and sun, long pants, and short pants be included. Tank tops, hiking boots and long sleeve shirts are also needed. If swimming at a nearby lake or creek is part of the camping trip, swimsuits should be integrated into clothing choices.

Bug spray and sunscreen are indispensable. Spray any clothes with bug spray, along with bare skin. While wearing long pants, duct taping the pants inside of hiking boots is recommended to protect against tick bites and the roaming snake or two.

For people that only dream of camping, food is imagined in terms of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Though this is fun food, it does no good without being balanced by suitable nourishment. A picnic cooler, sandwich meats, soft drinks, dried fruits, cheese, bread, and crackers are great foods to bring. Canned meats, beans, chili, and soups add essential protein. Though freeze dried foods are not essential to camping, they are handy. Foods can be made exciting and innovative.

That Swiss Army knife will come in handy for chopping, the scissors are good for opening packages. The Swiss Army knife should also have a can opener, for the canned goods brought with the rest of the food. It can also be used to gut any fish, if caught while on the trip.

Camping is an adventure for one or for a family. As long as one is prepared, let the adventure begin.

The phrase Swiss army knife has come to refer to virtually everything that can serve multiple purposes. The real thing is very specific and manufacture is limited to just two companies. One of the most popular colors is black, and you can buy a black Swiss army knife on the internet.

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