5 Things Moms Should Consider Bringing for Camping (Guest Post)



As
the summer comes to an end, it’s a great idea to take advantage of
this last month to go camping with your kids. Pulling your children
away from video games, technology, and other distractions for a
little outdoor fun will open their eyes to a different world outside
of what they’re used to.


On
a camping trip dad may set up the tent or build the fire, but without
Mom the necessary items and tools for a successful camping trip would
be missing. Mom is the glue that makes a family camping trip stick
together.


It’s
a great idea to compose a list of necessary items that you can’t do
without in the wilderness. Your list could include basic items such
as sunscreen or bathing suits, while others focus on tea kettles.
Some people can’t start the day without a fresh cup of tea or
coffee.


When
creating your personal camping
list
,
you may want to consider these helpful things for your family camping
trip.


  1. Disinfectant
    Wipes


These
disinfectant wipes provide an easy way to keep your kids clean in a
dirty outdoors world. Hand sanitizer is useful, but wipes are way
more effective and easier to use. Kids don’t mind using them
either.


After
allowing them to play in dirt, go exploring for lost treasures, and
touch everything around the campsite, disinfectant wipes prevent
illnesses and germs from attacking your children.


Another
option on the camping trip is disposable hand towels. Instead of
having to reuse the same towel that may retain germs, disposable hand
towels help keep children clean before eating.


  1. Walkie
    Talkies


Walkie
talkies or two way radios are grown up baby monitors for older
children. Instead of worrying about where your children wander off to
or if they may get lost, give them each a two way radio. Supply them
with backup batteries as well.



They
will love talking to one another on the radios. Plus, it will teach
them about good communication skills when camping. This is definitely
a necessary thing to have when keeping track of your kids.


  1. Plastic
    Bags


Moms
can’t live without their one gallon freezer or regular sized
sandwich bags. How do you pack a healthy lunch for your children with
only foil? Plastic wrap only goes so far.




The
utility of plastic bags adapts to other uses on a family camping
trip. Of course, use the bags to keep food fresh and dry. Packing
food for the trip will save money too.


Storage
bags are helpful for packing clothes. They keep clothes dry and
organized. Pack an outfit for each day in one storage bag. This
will help you become a more efficient packer.


  1. Flashlights


If
you bring a solar powered flashlight then remember to leave it
exposed to the sun all day. For regular flash lights, do not forget
back up batteries. Moms never know what they’ll be waking up to in
the middle of the night.


Perhaps
one of the younger kids still has problems wetting the bed. You don’t
want to be stepping over rocks, camping gear, or tree roots blindly
in the middle of the night. A bright and reliable flashlight is very
valuable for moms on camping adventures.


  1. Rain
    Jackets for the Kids


Investing
in rain gear for your kids is definitely worth the money. In case of
a sudden downpour, the water resistant rain jackets will keep your
kids dry and happy. By protecting them from the damp weather, this
also prevents them from getting sick. Check out a site like
Backcountry.com
to find some great Patagonia rain gear for both you and your kids .


You
don’t want to return home after a long weekend camping to find your
children sick before school starts.


Image
Source – campingtourist.com

2 Comments

  1. Sandy VanHoey
    August 15, 2013 / 7:56 am

    Great tips! I've never even been camping but I do carry the disinfecting wipes with me all the time. Having the walkie talkies is a super idea to keep track of the kids

  2. Robin Wilson
    August 15, 2013 / 11:07 pm

    I love all of the suggestions listed. Most especially the walkie talkies! I would not have thought of those I don't believe. But a wonderful idea for the safety of the family.

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