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The perfect recipe for a safe and successful weekend
2020 has been a year like no other!
After spending so much time inside — and with some of us realizing that we’ve taken the outdoors for granted — getting outside in the fresh air is very important, now perhaps more than ever.
With the Labor Day long weekend approaching, it’s a great opportunity to explore the great outdoors. And what better way to discover your own backyard than to camp?
As people head off into national parks, wooded areas, grasslands, and everything in between, a few camping tips can help you have a better time and leave the area as pristine as you found it, so others can enjoy the beautiful terrain we are lucky enough to call home.
Below is our humble recipe for a perfect camping weekend — for you, your family, and the country.
One cup of preparedness and planning ahead
There’s a reason the Boy Scouts’ motto is “always be prepared” — because out in nature, anything can happen. But chances are, if you’re out in a designated camping area, you won’t have to deal with as much uncertainty as spending a night in the Amazon rainforest.
A little bit of planning ahead can make all the difference in the world.
It can keep you from having a miserable night feeling like you’re about to freeze to death. And it can mitigate hoards of insects that otherwise spoil an incredible outing into nature.
You should also make sure you have enough water to keep you hydrated or a reliable water filtration unit. Many camping trips have been ruined by drinking contaminated water.