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Campsite Management FoodFireShelterDining -Keep all food sealed and in durable packs/bags -Store food a good distance away from Tents in the event wildlife.

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1 Campsite Management FoodFireShelterDining -Keep all food sealed and in durable packs/bags -Store food a good distance away from Tents in the event wildlife is attracted -If necessary, food may need to be suspended from trees, high off the ground (bear/cougar country especially) -Plan for high energy, lightweight, low packaged food. -Keep Coolers in shade, or use streams/water to keep things cool -Whenever possible establish fire near a water source -Always contain the fire with or in non-flammable materials (rocks, soil, etc) -Start small…keep fire under control at all times -Avoid areas with thick overhead canopies (trees) -Keep fire a safe distance (30+ft) from highly flammable fabrics (tents, tarps etc) -Abide by local fire law and forest fire indexes -Situate in high, dry area (soil/land crest). -Avoid high wind (exposed) areas (beaches etc) -Use a fly and ground sheet (even in summer dew can soak sleeping bags/clothes) -Establish a comfortable sleeping area to avoid fatigue/sleep deprivation -If possible a dining shelter should be established -a 12x12 hung tarp will give you a dry area free of falling leaves/needles, protected from rain -Best in a level area (for stoves & cooking/cleaning) Once you have established a good location for your campsite, you should consider the following:

2 The Campsite Off the trail Near, but not next to a water source Free of natural hazards- cliffs, falling rocks/trees etc Level dry area Leave no Trace (including “bio degradable” human waste, food etc)

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