- Extra gloves, socks, and hats to share for warm hands and hearts
- Peppermints (with peppermint oil) for upset tummies and upset grownups
- Light sticks for kids who need a light on or to identify adult tents
- A camera for a scavenger hunt (not required but it's fun)
- Leather work gloves for the fire (adults only)
- A vinyl tablecloth for food prep area
- Folding chairs for while you're waiting for them to fall asleep
- Sing a lullaby, quiet doesn't always work (most any song sung softly will do)
- Latex-free band-aids fix everything
- Put names on everything, use nail polish to mark mess kits.
- Don't forget your food thermometer and can opener
- Drink water throughout the day
- Give each other a break
- Lantern for while you're waiting for them to fall asleep
- Bedtime story (nature related are best)
- Have everyone in your group wear the same color shirt or bandanna
- Bring shopping and brown paper bags for: trash cans, for compost or recycling to send home, for wet dishcloths and dishtowels, for unexpected treasure.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Things that make outdoor life easier with camping kids:
Friday, October 12, 2012
Found today, this page has an explanation of the parts of a knot and a few pictures. I agree everyone should learn what they call the "better bow."