Charles is my best friend of all my friends. When he called to tell me that he would be picking me up for the camping trip, I was looking out the window. The rain was coming down so hard that I could barely see the road. I looked at the backpack I had readied and I smiled knowing that I was able to tuck my portable heater and air purifier inside, along with my clothing. My mom and dad bought me a portable air purifier that isn’t much bigger than a tissue box. It isn’t made to work in a large room, but it will do wonders for a tent. The heater is nothing more than a large flashlight, in size. Charles showed up and he was all smiles. When he hefted my backpack over his shoulder, he laughed. He asked if I had the heater and air purifier in there, and he knew by my smile that I did. He shook his head and carried it out to the truck. I jumped into the cab of the truck and he asked if I was ready. I wasn’t, but I said I was. We picked up the other guys and they were just as excited as Charles. They were all ready to get out into the woods and have a great time, in spite of the rain. Charles told them I was prepared for everything and he told them about the heater and air purifier. They all chuckled, knowing that it wouldn’t be me, if I wasn’t prepared for everything. I’m a little excited to spend the weekend with my friends, but I’m still ambivalent about the camping idea.