There’s a reason the Boy Scout motto is “be prepared.” Great camping trips don’t just happen. Pre-planning is essential whether you're is considering an overnight sleep-out in the backyard or a 10-day backpacking trip in the Alaskan wilderness. Experts and seasoned campers alike always have a system for preparations, from gear checklists (found at rei.com) to pre-planned menus. Use the tips here to plan for your next stay outdoors.
For more camp inspiration, tune into the new NBC series Camp, which premieres July 10 at 10 pm E.S.T.!