When selecting an area for your tent, look for the area of the campsite with the flattest and softest ground. If you pick a spot that is rocky or has a slope to it, you will be uncomfortable when you are inside your tent. Prevent water from getting in by placing a tarp or plastic sheet under the floor of your tent. If you think you might enjoy a camping trip but have never actually tried it before, give yourself a quick test-run to make sure you like it. Spend one night in your own backyard in a tent. No matter what happens, stay out of the house. If you find that you have fun, there’s a good chance that camping in the mountains or woods will be even more of a blast for you.
Bringing a dog on your camping trip is fine as long as you bring a leash and keep a close eye on them. A lot of people have a fear of dogs. Respect is important when camping. Dogs can also damage campsites, or get into the belongings of your neighboring camps, without proper supervision.