There are so many memories to be made when you’re camping that the problem sometimes is how to keep them in order to refer back to them in later years. That’s when a camping journal comes in very handy. It’s a way of noting some of the fun things that have happened, who was camping, perhaps some of the mis-adventures that will be funny someday, too.
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You can buy commercial camping journals which have been designed for that purpose or simply dedicate a notebook of your own. Either way is fine as long as it works for you. Make a habit of taking the journal with you on all your camping trips and jotting down things that happen along the way.
Some people like to embellish theirs with drawings, photos, stickers, and things like that. What’s most important is the information you put in it. You may be camping with grandparents this year and enjoy reading about it in later years after they’ve gone. Or a new baby is camping for the first time and the child gets to read about it when they are older. This is a way of capturing those heartfelt moments that happen all the time when friends and families camp together.
Most of all, have fun with your journal and maybe think about getting the kids started with a journal of their own. Can you imagine how things will have changed when they read theirs again many years from now or even read it to their grandchildren? It will serve you much better than your memory can and when you find yourself going back through your camping journal you will be so glad you took the time to write in it.