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10 Things to Bring on a Family Camping Trip


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A Flashlight or Lamp
Having his own light source will help your kid have fun instead of frights while camping overnight.
Having his own light source will help your kid have fun instead of frights while camping overnight.
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Not only is sleeping outdoors unfamiliar -- it's dark! Lots of kids prefer to fall asleep by the glow of a nightlight when they're tucked in at home, but the lack of outlets in the wilderness makes that difficult. Instead, give your child his very own flashlight or battery-powered lantern. This is a good idea for safety reasons, too, and can go a long way towards helping your child to feel a little more secure in the unfamiliar darkness.

And there you have it -- you are now equipped with the 10 essential items to bring on a family camping trip. Time to hit the trail!


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