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  1. Jared April 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm | | Reply

    On #4, don’t bring logs with you from another area, because you may introduce pests that otherwise weren’t in the area you’re camping in. Much better to buy the wood locally, most campsites even have them for sale.

  2. Carol April 17, 2013 at 6:45 pm | | Reply

    Do not bring logs! Wood from outside the area you’re camping brings pests and disease and most campgrounds (at least around the Mid-Atlantic) won’t allow it.

  3. Chris May 9, 2013 at 5:06 am | | Reply

    Yes, preparations are vitally important. Testing gear, lists of supplies and knowing weather patterns for the area and time of the year. Animals you may encounter (bears mostly) is most important. I backpack and camp in very remote Alaska locations for weeks at a time. The preparations involved are intense to say the least. Things can very quickly change from a pleasant time to a life threatening experience. Being prepared, be overly prepared, and your trip can be a truly memorable time.

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