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How to Choose a Good Camp Spot

Having the right equipment is the key to a successful camping trip, but don't overlook the choice of a good camp site.


  • Step 1: Choose an attractive location Choose a location that offers attractive scenery where you will enjoy spending time.
  • Step 2: Choose a site close to water Locate your site close to a source of clean water if you are not bringing water with you.
  • TIP: Avoid setting up a camp site on low ground if there is a chance that it might rain.
  • Step 3: Choose a site near firewood Choose a site where the collection of dry firewood is permitted if you plan to use wood as your source of fuel.
  • Step 4: Choose a previously used site Choose a camp site that has already been used by other campers. This minimizes your impact on the land.
  • Step 5: Choose a site with privacy Select a camp site that affords privacy and that is away from outside disturbances.
  • FACT: Did you know? Some consider the yurt used by Mongolian nomads to be a parallel to the Native American teepee.

You Will Need

  • Attractive location
  • Water
  • Fuel
  • Previously used location
  • Privacy
  • High ground (optional)

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