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Old 06-21-2011, 02:33 PM
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What are your best camping tips?

Calling all campers....

Please share your best camping tips & tricks with us!

Thanks!!
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Old 06-22-2011, 06:00 AM
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Have, aside from the usual stuff include these items:

1. a floor mat outside the living quarters
2. a clothesline
3. call before going to see if site is okay (not flooded)
4. LED lights (flashlights, tent lights, etc)
5. newspaper, essential for keeping food insulated in cooler, emergency umbrella, kitchen scraps
6. flip flops for the shower room
7. fire starters impregnated with wax, not all campsite wood is dry enough

Advice: stay as much away from all cotton garments and bedding as possible, very damp even on the driest nights
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Know the environment in which you plan to camp at:
Type of camping equipment allowed at site (i.e. Camper, trailer, tent, sport vehicle, B-B-Q, port-a-potty, etc), and dump sites.

Type of insects / bugs / animals known to inhabit the area - type of insect repellent(s) allowed (i.e. Citronella vs chemical sparys)

Type of plants you could encounter - some people have sensitivities to certain plants and trees.

What the weather conditions can be for the time of year.

Whether the locals except cash, credit, or both (emergency towing, hotel/motel/ hospital, etc).

What to do encase of a NATURAL Disaster (flood, fire, mudslide, eruption, etc) - EMERGENCY Exit Route(s)

Paper Maps for places GPS doesn't work - yes folks as good as GPS is, there are still some areas where they don't always have a satellite connection (Tall city buildings, some bridges, some water ways, some hill /mountain areas, and cloudy days).
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Old 08-19-2011, 10:39 AM
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Ellen you have some GREAT advice /ideas...I've extended on what you have said.
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Make sure you can bring fire wood from outside the area. Alot of states you can't bring wood from other states in. This is because of bugs that are in the wood. New Jersey is one state you can't bring wood into.
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bug spray, bug spray, bug spray!
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