June  marks the kick-off for summer, and with summer comes a plethora of outdoor activities in the warm, sunny weather,  which is why June is perfect for National Camping month! So grab your gear, strap on your boots, and pitch a tent (I'll pause here to allow you to remove your head from the gutter...perv) and hike out into the great outdoors, but before you do here's some tips and tricks to help you enjoy mother nature just a bit more.


1. Flannel shirts will always make you look like you know what you're doing. Fanny packs will not.

2. Two men pup tents do not include two men nor a pup.

3. When camping always wear long sleeves. It gives you something to wipe your nose on.

4. A hot rock placed in your sleeping bag will keep your feet warm. A hot enchilada will do the same, but the cheese sticks between your toes. (WARNING: Fire in a tent will NOT do the same). 

5. The guitar of the hipsters at the next campsite makes for excellent kindling.

6. Moss is a good, a compass is better.

7. If you come across a bunch a sticks tied together in the following shapes....


.....don't kick over the pile of rocks.... or throw your map into the stream.

8. Bring a nice camera so your picture of Bigfoot will look better than this....

blurry bigfoot

9. Avoid camping near lakes where deformed children have drowned and or camp counselors have been murdered. The Cons of Sleeping Bags

10. Always place your food away from your campsite and in a tree for fear of this happening (Min. 2:26) Bear Attack

You are now fully prepared to head into the wild with no fear of man or beast. Good luck, and never forget your mallows.


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