Preparation for boondocking in remote areas is key to ensuring a safe, pleasant camping experience.
- Rules and regulations vary around the country, contact the U.S. Forest Service in the area you plan to visit for current campsite information.
- Pack water filters or purification tablets for purifying lake or stream water, in case you need more water than you’ve brought along.
- Follow local campfire regulations. If fires are permitted, build only small ones, never leave them unattended and always put fires dead out, especially when retiring for the night.
- Haul out everything you bring in. Always leave campsites the way you would like to find them.
For more information about U.S. Forest Service camping, visit www.fs.fed.us or www.recreation.gov. The U.S. Forest Service is listed under the U.S. Department of Agriculture in phone directories.
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