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Can you camp in a tree?

Author's Note

When I was a kid, my family lived in a house with a half-acre of dense forest just beyond our backyard. I spent a lot of my childhood back there, building trails, forts and even the occasional tree house. When one of the large oak trees on this plot fell over, I used some scrap wood to construct a rickety platform high on a branch that angled up from the massive fallen trunk. I then rigged an elevator to raise and lower supplies from the ground to this "tree fort." It was an impressive feat of engineering, but I never got the chance to camp out up there. My parents moved out of that house long ago and someone eventually built a new home on that wooded half-acre, but armed with what I learned from writing this article, maybe I could find another tree to sleep in one day.

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