(photo by The Forest History Society)
My husband and I recently attended a destination wedding at a rustic resort in Maine, where we bunked in cabins, ate in a dining hall, and had minimal cell service. Although true outdoorsmen (and women) would laugh if we described our experience as “roughing it,” our weekend in the woods was as close to camping as we had ever done.
While near Freeport, we made a stop at the L.L. Bean flagship store to check out real outdoor gear (and buy fuzzy sheepskin slippers). Peeking inside multiple-person tents and investigating all of the knick knacks that go along with camping actually made the idea of sleeping outdoors kind of thrilling. Perhaps the least exciting but most important thing to pack when camping, however, is a first aid kit.
Click here to read my Neighborhood post on what you need in a camping first aid kit.