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First-time camper? 7 tips to help you get the most out of your trip.


From scouting and family trips to backcountry excursions, many fond memories are made with friends and family around a campfire.

While camping is one of the most popular outdoor activities, not everyone has been fortunate enough to have gone camping. That’s OK because it’s never too late to start. Camping can be an affordable and accessible way to experience the outdoors.

If you’ve never been camping before and are exploring the possibility of camping in West Virginia, here are a few tips to help you plan a successful trip.

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