View Full Version : Please Help A Novice Camper!!

04-06-2010, 04:49 PM
I'm new to the forum and camping, backpacking, etc. and my fifteen year old son wants me to take him backpacking, hiking, and camping all of things I would love to do but have never done. What are the basics for a successful 3 night camping trip. I have tents thats it what else do I need? I have thought about MRE's and a TON of other items...he wants to rough it but I don't want to die out there either...haha...pleas help

04-09-2010, 07:27 AM

Excuse the lack of responce but the group here seems a little too relaxed.

I'm an old school outdoorsman , 60 yrs old , but have beat around in the woods since a kid. There are many areas available for your interests here locally.

Rather plan a 3 day trip , I might suggest a 1 nighter trip as a " test and tune " trip. Get to know what you need and what you don't need. For back packing you'l find that you need different gear than you do for just camping.

Read up on the subject online , make some comprehensive notes and go from there. If you have any furthur questions I'd be glad to advise . Be assured however that I don't have all the answers.

Where are you located ?

Hope this helps ,