A Flashlight or Lamp
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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- Marquez, Ashley. "What to Bring on a Camping Trip for a Kid." USA Today.com. (April 17, 2011)http://traveltips.usatoday.com/bring-camping-trip-kid-2289.html
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