Camping should be an escape from normal life activities. Not only should you leave behind all of your electronics and gadgets, but please for the love of all that's holy, don't bring your Star Wars book collection.
Let the trees be your umbrella. Umbrellas will be awkward to pack and carry around.
4. Guitars and Instruments
Even if you're a talented musician, don't bring your guitar expecting everyone to sit around the fire in silence as you play and sing for hours and hours. Chances are someone is going to hate all of your songs and wish you were dead. There's also a good chance someone will burn your guitar after you fall asleep and just say it was dark out and they thought it was firewood. (Jerry if you're reading this, sorry about your guitar)
5. Large Tents
Don't even think about bringing a large 8 man tent assuming everyone will want to snuggle up together like you did in 3rd grade. Bring your own small tent or just sleep under the stars; let everyone fend for themselves. Large tents are clunky and too heavy to carry around anyways.
The tagline for Luna Bars is "The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women". I'll admit they have some pretty tasty flavors, but you should stick with their more masculine version Clif Bar. Last thing you want to do is be on the trails talking man talk when suddenly you whip out the ol "LemonZest." Major fail!
By: Dave Darr