DURING THE TRIP
It’s important to store your food away from your sleeping area. The National Park website suggests storing your food and other scented items 100 feet or more away from your tent in a bear-resistant container in order to prevent encounters with wildlife. Additionally, clean your dishes right after eating to help keep smells away that may attract wild animals. Make sure your trash is kept away from your site, but always pack it out.
Other than that, enjoy the world of nature, and don’t forget to plan out your timing with extra time to spare so you aren’t setting up camp or cooking your dinner in the dark. You’ll want to see all the stunning views that you have all to yourself. Take advantage of the absence of light pollution to try and find the Milky Way!
AFTER THE TRIP
It’s vital to keep your camping gear in tip-top shape. Get your gear ready for the next time you go. This includes drying out your tent and other sleeping gear to prevent musty and moldy smells from forming. It’s also always a good idea to also clean your dishes again.
Cleaning your gear will help you easily get ready for the next awesome adventure, whether it be car camping, tent camping, trailer camping or backpacking.
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