Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Camping Q and A - What Are Some Things to Look For in a Great Campsite Location?

Q. What are some things to look for in a great campsite location?

A. You will want to look for a large, flat area with quite a few trees. If your campsite has these three things it will ensure that you have a great campsite for the following reasons:

First, look for a large area for your campsite. The area should be large enough for your tent, cooking area, and campfire pit. You will want to ensure that your tent is a safe distance away from your cooking and campfire area. You don't want any sparks or smoke coming near your tent.

Secondly, you will want to make sure the area is relatively flat. Especially the area where you plan to set your tent up. No one wants to sleep on a slant. Also, remember to rake all rocks and pieces of wood out of the area you plan to pitch your tent. This will make for a much more comfortable night's sleep.

And third, if possible, you will want to find a spot that has trees. The trees will provide shade as well as protection from the wind. Trees are also helpful for hanging up a clothes line to dry clothes and blankets that may get wet while camping. Kids also enjoy tree around the campsite so they can build their own wilderness forts to help keep them entertained while camping.

So, if you find a large, flat area with some trees you will have a great location to camp.

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