Hi BOGS! Need your advice. My son goes to LSGH and in a little over a month they will be having their father and son camping (sanctioned by the BSP). It's for the bonding of the fathers and sons. It will be like roughing it with amenities. It will be a 3 days 2 nights event held in one of the resorts in Nasugbu, closer to Tagaytay I think. Estimated temp. at night according to organizers is 18-20°C. No electricity supplied to the camping grounds. Each class will be provided 4 bathrooms (which for my son's class would mean we will be sharing a bathroom with 8 other pairs). Food will be provided (buffet). A hospital is by the entrance of the site. Transportation to and from is by bus chartered by the school. Gear and essentials? Which can't I get by without? Which can I rent and where? Which do I really have to buy and what features do I have to look for? Although I would really love to commune with nature more often but I'm essentially a city boy. The only time I am sure we will be using this stuff again would be next year for the grade 4 father and son camping. I know that you get what you pay for but I also wouldn't want to spend a lot on something that would probably end up being stored more than used. Tent: The school has enlisted the services of Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) where we can rent a tent. So unless someone says otherwise I will go with this option. Sleeping bags: No clue......help please. Backpack: Only backpack I have is a 1500 cu. in. 10 year old Kipling backpack. Food: No cooking allowed (can't cook anyway..hehe) but snacks are encouraged in case food is not enough......for the dads. Any ideas on what to include in a kid friendly trail mix? Will bring some of those breakfast cereal bars and maybe peanut butter in a ziploc bag. Oh, the organizers are going to coordinate with the resort to set-up a concessionary stand for snacks......note to self, bring extra money. First-aid kit: Besides the hospital, the organizers are setting up a medical committee to handle first-aid. But you can never be too prepared. My wife's a doctor and is helping us organize our own first-aid kit, but I would still like to hear opinions from people with a first hand experience. Gun: Which do I bring the Steyr or the 1911?........kidding! All your inputs would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!