We see plenty of campers using their own form of a camping journal and the reasons why are many. Camping has a way of making you lose track of time. That’s a wonderful thing but it can be disheartening when you want to remember certain things about a trip or a campground you stayed in. Maybe you want to remember the names of your neighbors or how many miles you drove.
All of this can be accomplished with a dedicated journal. You can use a regular spiral notebook or make it special with a specially designed journal of your choice. We think it’s a great idea and rarely hear of anyone who isn’t glad they picked up the practice.
One camper explained it like this:
“So I am an “Oh look at this!” kind of person. I came across a really neat book at a camping store and I thought of myself (of course).
It was a camping log (or journal if you will).
So many times we have taken trips and said “so how many miles did we actually travel?” Or “what was the name of the campground that we liked so well and said we would go back to?” (or never go back too). Or “Where were we when we took that picture?” and “WHO is it that photo bombed that picture?”
So with this handy little journal, you can log the date, the weather, where you traveled from and to. Wrong turns, detours, etc. Beginning miles, ending miles, and times. You can even log things that you did that day (you know, you’re camping so eat, sleep, eat, sleep, s’more’s).
You can jog notes of things like folks you met and want to keep in touch with, or the expense of things like tolls, camping fees, etc. Everything in one handy spot and small enough to keep in your glove box.
I thought this was so handy that I bought another one to give as a gift to my family members.
We are getting ready to take a road trip and I will let you know how it goes for us. Now all I need to remember is to take it out of the glove box.”
You might like to try jotting down some notes about your camping excursions. It can be a lot of fun to read later on and laugh about your adventures.