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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
How to Pitch Camp Where Indians Would
How to Pitch Camp
Where Indians Would
*Look for high ground if there
s any around. Stay out of gulleys and valleys. Look for a place to settle down for the night while it
s still light enough to check around.
* Get in a clearing. Tall grass and heavy brush too close can be a breeding place for bugs and insects in the wet season, a fire hazard in the dry season.
* Where to do your cooking: During the daytime, winds usually blow off a lake and move toward higher ground. At night, winds usually move toward water.
*If the weather
s cool, pitch your camper so that it
s catch the last possible rays of the dying sun. And close the flaps at this time to trap all the heat you can inside for the night ahead.
*Also, consider where the morning sun will hit- if you can put your camper in it, it
ll help dispel the dew, eliminate morning dampness and dry the canvas.
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