Don’t head out without knowing how to do this stuff

So, you’re getting ready for a big camping trip. You’ve got all of the gear and supplies you think you will need (including fixin’s for s’mores), you have the directions to your campsite, and you even know what songs you’ll sing around the campfire. But, do you even know how to start a fire? What about putting up a tent?

If you’re a first-time camper, the basic stuff may sound easy, but it’s probably trickier than you realize. This is why it pays to do a little research – and maybe even take the time for some practice – before you get to the campground and discover that you don’t know as much as you thought you did. To have a great trip, these are the things you should think about ahead of time.

Finding the right spot

When you take your RV to a campground, there will probably be designated places to set up camp. But that doesn’t mean you should just pick any of them. The best spot for camping is flat and even without any rocks or roots. If possible, choose an elevated area so that if it rains, you won’t have to worry about pooling water.


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