10 Camping Comforts You Might Want to Bring

Author's Note: 10 Camping Comforts You Might Want to Bring

I grew up camping in my parents' green, pop-top VW Bus and backpacking the Cascades. Now I'm in the process of inflicting nature on the next generation -- my 3-year-old and 5-year-old kids (and at times our Labradors). We enjoy camping in the Boulder, Colo., area. Writing this article, I was surprised to see how many modern recommendations for camping gear include technology. Opposite these techno-centered recommendations was a reader comment that suggested the best camping companion for an iPhone is a hammer. I'm not quite sure which camp I fall into -- the high- or the low-tech one. But I'm sure in the coming years I'll figure that out.

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