About two years ago, my family and I went on my very first camping trip in California. Not only was this camping experience an outstanding adventure, it was also a trip that provided me with an acceptable amount of knowledge on general survival skills. We reached our camp site at 2 a.m and had to build our tent. We used the car headlights to help us see because other than that, it was pitch black! This had to be one of the creepiest moments of the entire experience since you could hear every bug buzzing right at that moment.
During our first full day of living in the forest, we went hiking. The walk was rigorous and hot; we managed to find some beauty in it, but didn’t hesitate to quickly get back to our campsite so we could prepare lunch. Luckily we brought along a small grill for our trip and we used that to cook hotdogs. While we waited for the food to finish, my mother and I went down to the lake. I let my feet dangle in the freezing cold water until I couldn’t take it anymore. The lake itself was beautiful, and as much as I wanted to stay there and relax at the lake, lunch was waiting for me!
Now, as well all know, hygiene is very important. We used our finger as a toothbrush, and we used wipes to wash up. To occupy our time together as a family, we played card games. I also read books and wrote in my journal. Although the camping trip was very adventurous and eye-opening, I will admit that I was happy once it was time to go home. Who wouldn’t be?
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