Summer is fast approaching, and that can only mean one thing—more outdoorsy things to do.

Sure, the pandemic is still a thing, but if you’re smart about it, it won’t be a problem at all. Take camping, for instance—miles away from any outside human contact, and if you’re there as a single household, bam, you get to enjoy summer with people and Ms. Corona can’t do anything about it!

Instead, however, you will have to worry about things like mosquitoes and the occasional bear wandering to your campsite. Or, you can also, you know, not worry because Bored Panda created a handy dandy list of some of the most essential tips, tricks, hacks, and general know-how about camping.

Check out the list below, vote and comment on the submissions you enjoyed the most, and while you’re at it, why not share some of your camping wisdom with other soon-to-be camping Pandas!

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brukernavn340
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In Norway camp fires are prohibited between 15 April and 15 September.

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I never trust my AT-AT on ice, no matter the thickness. I’m more comfortable with a Tauntaun for that

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Camping tip, you will definitely need more than one headlamp.

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Sue Mullen Andersen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have a 3rd degree burn scar on my foot from stepping in a pile of embers that someone covered with sand. It took almost a year, multiple surgeries, and a lot of pain to heal. DO NOT leave embers anywhere. Always put them out with water.

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Rhea
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beware: depending on the kind of food this can work wonderfully (meat, bread, soup, butter, sturdy vegetables such as peas/cauliflower/beans, grated cheese, etc), acceptable (fresh fruit like berries) or terrible (fresh fruit such as apples/oranges, leafy vegetables, hard cheeses such as Gouda/Emmentaler)

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did not know that about catnip. You might keep the mosquitoes away, and end up with 3 cats on your lap lol

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You can minimize your risk of falling on the ice. The Penguin walk helps remind us how to walk on ice.

Keep your weight forward and on your front foot
Keep your arms out by your side to help you balance
Walk flat footed and take short shuffling steps
Wear footwear that provides traction
Step down, not out from curbs
Keep your knees slightly bent
Walk on snow or grass if possible

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is why I stay inside—I don’t need knots to check out a library book.

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loveless
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

if I ever saw a possum's footprint I would think there is a baby in the woods or sth

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don’t ever, ever, ever want to be in a “Survival Situation”

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ƒιѕн
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beaufort Wind Scale. Developed in 1805 by Sir Francis Beaufort, U.K. Royal Navy.

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tomruns12
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why do men need this stuff and not women?

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Kay blue
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or make you need the loo constantly throughout the night.

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Pezor Zass
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

under Brown Recluse, "Only 10% of bites result in anything more than a small red mark" should be the first point, not the last.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just say NO to introducing unnecessary elements into your camping environment!

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