10 Common Camping Dangers & How to Avoid Them

Tent is pitched, baked beans are steaming, and the citronella candles are lit. What could possibly go wrong? It's not like a giant bear is going to come tearing through your campsite, right? Well, kind of. But that doesn't mean you're totally out of the danger zone when you head off on a camping trip. Just because you're probably not going to be mauled by a 250-pound monster with a hankering for your baked beans doesn't mean you're not at risk for other -- albeit smaller -- disasters.

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So what should you look out for? Here are the 10 biggest dangers to your average campsite -- plus the best ways to avoid them. 

 

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