Setting up camp is a harmless term for mass frayed nerves chaos. But thanks to the vast camping experience housed in our parents, we survived it without too much lasting trauma.
Step 1: Build a fire. (Actually, Tim and Phil built the fire. Got to give credit where credit is due.)
Step 2: Get dinner on. (Mom made some delicious hobo packets with teryaki chicken, garden veggies, and cheese. Then she stuck ’em in the fire. Then we set up the rest of camp while they cooked. Then we ate ’em gone.)
Step 3: Build a shelter. (Rain is every camper’s worst enemy except for bears. Dad used a tarp and four trees to construct a kitchen, which could double in a pinch as a big umbrella.)
Step 4: Pick a tent site. Or four. (Stop squinting, since this is just a picture, and notice the nice, flat, soft grassy area behind this stump. Perfect.)
Step 10: Enjoy the stay.