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The nicest thing about camping is that you’re out in the middle of nowhere. You can relax and have fun – no one is there to tell you that there’s another pile of papers for you to read over. You’re free from it all. Of course there are some very basic things you need to remember when you go camping in the wild – here are some of the most important.
Test your camping gear before you go camping. It doesn’t sound important now, but when you arrive at the campground after a eight hour drive with hungry kids and don’t have a clue how to set up your campsite – you’ll realize just how important test drives are. New campers should check online for camping advise and ideas on how to make your trip a pleasant one.
Your food and you’re food – something to think about. Never keep food in your tent with you – not even a candy bar. Baggies and backpacks are not air tight and animals will still be able to smell the tasty treats. Store your food either in your car or up a tree in bear bag. As long as it is now where near you, you’ll be fine. Also keep in mind that you should never feed animals that come close to camp – they will see it as an easy meal and come back in force.
Of course, there’s much more to camping – but getting setup and avoiding animal trouble are two of the most basic and most important things to remember. Last but not least – bring that bug spray.