Summer = camping
Are you a camper? Or a wannabe camper? Maybe you want to dip your toe in the water and don’t quite know where to begin. I’ve been there, and I know it can be overwhelming. The aisles at Canadian Tire are filled to the rafters with gear. Do I need a special container to store eggs? Do we need to buy an axe? Bear bells? What’s the best way to avoid getting eaten alive by mosquitoes?
Here’s a tip, if you’re just starting out I suggest you buy a few lightweight sleeping bags and then beg, borrow and buy the rest of it secondhand for your first time out. You never know, you might just hate camping. I hate to be blunt, but let’s face it, camping is not for everyone. (And just for the record, we love camping. We’ve been going with the kids ever since they were two.)
Boats and canoes
Trailers and transportation
Get one with a couple of burners (you know, in case you can’t get that fire started and your kids are STARVING). Or you could get a portable BBQ, definitely easier to light than a wet fire pit.
A source of light
When you return from the aforementioned trail, exhausted, you’ll be glad you thought of these. Sure, you can go for the traditional foldable nylon camping chair, but why don’t you explore your creative side with this foldable chair and get a camping high chair to keep your child from exploring too many of the bugs during dinner.
And a place to store your perishables. The standard igloo cooler keeps things cool, the electrical car cooler keeps them cooler and the coolest of them all is undoubtedly the vintage coca cola cooler.
What else am I missing?
Are you a camper? We’d love to hear what’s on your “must bring” list (besides the beer of course).