Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Be Prepared

Current mental soundtrack: "Be Prepared" by Tom Lehrer

M has been enjoying the Boy Scout meetings, and is headed out on his first camping trip this weekend. DH and I went shopping today to pick up some clothing and equipment for him. I'm very thankful that we already had a lot of backpacking stuff at home (sleeping bags, cooking gear, etc.), because we spent a small fortune at REI today (and a bit less at Target). Both of our backpacking tents bit the dust several years ago, so we had to buy a new one. And a good day pack (I think we have a dozen backpacks now, of all different sorts). Every piece of clothing M owns is made of cotton (jeans, T-shirts, and sweatshirts), so we bought a pair of convertible hiking pants, some synthetic T-shirts, and wool hiking socks. Plus a fleece jacket: we live in California, so he hasn't owned any sort of jacket for years.

1 comment:

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin said...

I hope he enjoys camping, and the rest of scouting. It's great when you're in a troop that actually does things. {SMILE}

Anne Elizabeth Baldwin