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Author's Note: 5 Tips for Getting Your Zzzs While You Camp

My family camped a lot when I was a child, so I had a lot of firsthand knowledge while writing this article. I was also a Girl Scout growing up, which involved loads of experience when it came to the very practical matters of camping -- not that my parents hadn't already instilled those practices in me, just that it took the form of a more rigorous training regime in outdoor safety.

So I was interested in writing this article (especially considering how often people show up in the news for being fail-trains at outdoor safety) in an effort to keep my fellow humans from ending up as toast, corpsicles or bear-chow. You're welcome.

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