Help with my English grammar, please (parentheses and punctuation). Directions: Add Parentheses and punctuation and correct spelling where needed.A local camping goods store this large store sells...

Help with my English grammar, please (parentheses and punctuation). Directions: Add Parentheses and punctuation and correct spelling where needed.

A local camping goods store this large store sells goods for camping in all types of climates and terrain conducted camping workshops every Monday. One week the topic was "Climbing the Himalayas" a mountain range in southern Asia. Another week the topic was "Whitewater Rafting in Mississippi" Mississippi is principly known for its slow-moving creeks, so this topic generated a good deal of curiosity. "Hiking in the Artic" was another popular lecture. This Monday July 16 the topic for the workshop was "Dessert Survival." A large group of prospective campers they ranged in age from 16 to 20 assembled in the store at 7:00 P.M for the ocasion.

"What are the three most important things you should bring with you put them in order of their importance in case you get lost in the desert?" the leader asked.

A lot of discussion some of it was pretty heated ensued. Everyone seemed to have strong opinions. Finally the group at least most of them reached a consensus.

"A compass, a canteen of water, and a deck of cards," answered the spokesperson the most experienced camper.

"Please explain your choices aren't your prioritys strange?" the leader replied.

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A local camping goods store (this large store sells goods for camping in all types of climates and terrain) conducted camping workshops every Monday. One week the topic was "Climbing the Himalayas" (a mountain range in southern Asia). Another week the topic was "Whitewater Rafting in Mississippi" (Mississippi is principally known for its slow-moving creeks), so this topic generated a good deal of curiosity. "Hiking in the Artic" was another popular lecture. This Monday, July 16, the topic for the workshop was "Dessert Survival." A large group of prospective campers (they ranged in age from 16 to 20) assembled in the store at 7:00 p.m. for the occasion.

"What are the three most important things you should bring with you? Put them in order of their importance in case you get lost in the desert?" the leader asked.

A lot of discussion (some of it was pretty heated) ensued. Everyone seemed to have strong opinions. Finally, the group (at least most of them) reached a consensus.

"A compass, a canteen of water, and a deck of cards," answered the spokesperson (the most experienced camper).

"Please explain your choices. Aren't your priorities strange?" the leader replied.