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Old 07-22-2013, 04:17 AM   #1
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Camping Journal

Hello all. I had a link saved for a neat camping journal that I was going to buy. I was just waiting until I bought a camper which I hope is next month. Went to the link to find the guy who was selling them retired and shut the business down. My question is what all do you use for a journal/log for your trips? Paper? Digital? Thanks!

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Old 07-22-2013, 05:57 AM   #2
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i keep one and i write down inportant info like likes and dislikes, prices, site number, great place, bad place, rained all weekend etc. been keeping one since early 80's. its great to go back and reflect.


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Old 07-22-2013, 06:24 AM   #3
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We have a journal we started with our first RV. It's just a small spiral notebook that fits in the door pocket. We log routes we took, places we visited and stayed etc. We also log maintenance items for both the TT and TV.

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Old 10-23-2014, 09:41 AM   #4
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I was searching here for ideas about what to put in a journal and also shopped Amazon. Amazon has several for sale. The least expensive is about $7 but I'll probably use my own format.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:46 PM   #5
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I like a paper log book (cheap), easy to read and recall around around camp.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #6
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I started keeping a log in August 1984 when I purchased my second PUP. The dealer threw the log book in as a gift. Five trailers and 30 years later I still keep a log of each trip, including cost of CG, price of gasoline, tolls, weather and family, friends and guests who camped with us. The sad part is some of our family we camped with on a regular basis are no longer with us today, but we have tons of great memories.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #7
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I bought a cheap composition book at Meijer for <$2 with lined pages...works fine for me.
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I started keeping a log book back in 2011 when we purchased a new camper. Wish I started years before. I keep track of the towed miles of each trip, nothing more technical. The main reason is to keep track of the stories and the good times. Everyone on the trip is encouraged to write in it. It will be worth gold to us 20 years from now.
My parents purchased a cabin up in Canada in 1969 and started a log book. There are more than 4 volumes of the book now. When I went up there, it seems that I spent a large amount of reading the old entries, and looking at the occasional photos taped on the page. Sometimes with a tear in my eye. It seems like the guests who have never been there do the same thing. My folks sold the place last year, but I have the books, and my family will read them again, and again, and again. I am grateful that my dad had the motivation to write in in it every single day they were there.


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