How to Camp

Many people like to head to the great outdoors for vacations or quick getaways. But spending a few days (and nights) in a tent or a camper can be daunting for first-timers. Don't worry. Camping gets easier every time, and before you know it you'll be setting up your tent in a matter of seconds and preparing gourmet meals on a camp stove.

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Getting Ready

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    Before the Trip

    Safety considerations before you head outdoors to camp.

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    What to Bring

    From basic survival to creature comforts, here are some items to bring on your next camping trip!

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    Upon Arrival

    Now that you arrived, here is what you should do.

During Your Trip

When it's Over

Last updated: October 13, 2017