I don't camp anywhere that isn't next to my vehicle. If I can't bring a full bar, full cooler I'm not going.
But... in my mind, it's not "camping" if you can see other people.
Seriously!Reservations at a hotel
I remember using the 95% Muskol fluid back in the day..and being mortified as I watched it turn my poncho to mush in spots..one word - N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide aka DEET, don't leave home without it. The stronger the better (30% seems to be as high as you can get it these days). Note: it also eats plastic.
Or "boatpacking" as often referred to in the canoe/kayak world.For me, camping is always with a car; backpacking is without.
I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the air mattress. Wouldn't you achieve the same comfort level by having a thicker pad?sleeping pad is definitely my indulgence there. I don't take an air mattress, but I take 2: a small air pad and a self-inflatable pad. It's for both comfort and insulation. (I am aware they are making them air + insulated now, but that was my rig before)
The pad I already had was too thin for me, so I bought air, and it was too cold. So since I had both, I just put them together rather than buy a third.I'm not sure I understand the purpose of the air mattress. Wouldn't you achieve the same comfort level by having a thicker pad?
not a two four ?A square of 50...
Our troop was a car camping troop, until they screwed up and put me in charge of the camping merit badge, made me committee chair, and we lost out fundraiser, and the scoutmaster quit. Canoe trips are a lot cheaper than lodges. We were the first troop in 37 years to get into Boys Life in our council.Several years ago we crossed the bridge and made the transition from Cub Scout Car Camping to Boy Scout Hike To Camping. Having to carry everything and no car storage or gear drops leaves some serious decisions to be made. For the most part I've been able to lighten the load down to what the more hard core scouts and adult leaders do with the exception of a few things..