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10 Things to Bring on a Family Camping Trip

Hiking Gear

No camping trip is complete without a hike through the surrounding wilderness, so make sure everyone in the family is prepared to do some major walking. Be sure to pack proper hiking shoes, thick socks and bandages for any blisters that might appear. Walking sticks and a compass can also be helpful, depending on how rough the terrain is, and how far from the campsite you're planning to wander. Make sure everyone has on layers that can be added or subtracted to suit whatever weather changes come your way. One of the adults should carry a backpack with water for everyone, snacks, bug spray and sunscreen.