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What are your Top 5 things you always do when you go camping?

Discussion in 'Other Camping' started by ashley0323, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. ashley0323

    ashley0323 Novice Camper

    I have noticed that many people do the same routine things them they go camping. What are the top 5 things you do everytime you go camping?

    For us, we always:
    1. Go Fishing
    2. Go swimming
    3. Make a campfire
    4. Cook on the campfire
    5. Make Smores with the kids
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  2. missyify

    missyify Survivalist

    Aside from setting up, we always make a campfire. Can't do smores anymore, but I'm working on that. Just need to find a graham cracker substitute... Since I found a safe marshmallow recipe. Yes, I'm that hardcore that I will make everything at home except the chocolate bars so we can enjoy making smores again...

    Other than that, I can't really think of stuff we always do. Sometimes we hike, sometimes we kayak and fish... I don't think we've ever went swimming, though.

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  3. Northern Dancer

    Northern Dancer Survivalist

    ...I raise my flag.
    Clean up the camp site. Set up my tent, dinning shelter and grey water pit, build the campfire and veg. [Veg. meaning - swimming, cooking, reading, drawing, animal watching, canoeing, playing, relaxing, sky watching, hiking, sleeping and napping, listening, and doing nothing.] :)

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  4. gracer

    gracer Explorer

    Well, I think we also pretty much do the same thing every time we go camping. We would mostly hike to our camp site, rest for awhile upon getting there, eat our packed food, set up our tent, search for some wood to use for our camp fire and cooking, prepare our food for the night, eat dinner along our camp fire, then we chat and tell stories in front of the camp fire before we go to sleep. The next day would be a very busy and adventurous day. :)
  5. scrapper

    scrapper Novice Camper

    Besides setting a tent and light sources? I always cover myself head to toe with some mosquito repellent, go to a lake or pond to swim, hiking the environment, explore a bit more and further until sunset kicks in, then now is time to gather up everybody around a bonfire and hear some stories about heinous creatures roaming the wilderness that might leave you restless for the rest of the night :vamp:
  6. Half of the fun is in the planning and the packing.
    I haven't gone more than like twice a month in the summer and I plan the menu and the activity items. Check over the gear, fixing and replacing as needed. Decide who I am inviting. Check the weather forecast, tide schedule, local events.

    I rotate camping locations, river, forest and ocean and what I pack reflects the temperature differences, amenities (or lack) and what I will be doing.

    Swimming, reading, walking, cooking and being with my friends.
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