Find the softest, flat ground for your tent and make sure to stick your flag in that soil before the other guy! Choosing a sloped or rocky site will make you uncomfortable when in your stay quite uncomfortable. A tarp should be laid on the ground before the tent is handy as it can help keep moisture out.
Pack extra flashlights and batteries for your camping trip. You will need to be able to see in front of you after sunset at some points during your trip. Having ample light sources can prevent falls and run into animals living in the wild. If you are bringing children on your trip, hand each of them a flashlight.
Take steps in order to avoid inadvertently draining the batteries while camping. You can easily turn on a flashlight while you’re looking through bags and equipment. Keep the batteries for the flashlight in a secure place to avoid accidentally turning them on. This will remain fresh when you need them.