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    If you were planning a camping trip, whether it be fishing, hunting or just plain camping, and your going to go somewhere you have never gone before, what should you do? Should you just go? Find out as much as you can about the place and then wing it?

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    With the internet it is easy to find at least some info and pics of most places, so start there. Maybe call up and order some maps from whatever government agency oversees the land in that area(Forest service, BlM, etc..), and pick their brains while you have them on the phone. It is always fun to just explore, but a couple good maps and a little info can help you get to the "good spots" faster and make your trip more enjoyable.

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    • #3
      You should definitely find out as much info as you can before hand. Should make the trip run smoother and be more enjoyable.

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      • #4
        Find out a little, and just wing it. You'll be fine. Have fun. Did they google stuff back in the day? No. They just went. And it was fine. Go for it.

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        • #5
          Like the above said you can find a lot on the internet, but the best way is to always take a few buddies with you. Generally one or two will have been to a place before or one similar so its not just a shot in the dark. Someone among you will have some experience and if there are 2 or more then you can build on that and usually make a pretty good weekend. And if it is a new place for everyone then you build on that one and have some common ground for the next adventure.

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          • #6
            Maps, maps, and more maps. Optics (Binoculars and Spotting Scopes) should be a must for scouting. Take fishing gear when you're on a hunting trip too.

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            • #7
              just go let it be a surprise

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              • #8
                As gung-ho as I am, don't just wing it. Pick an area where you want to go, get ALL the info you can about it; maps, water sources, weather forcasts, regulations, terrain, vehicle necessities to get there (at least to the trail head), etc. Make sure you'll have enough food, weather-proof clothing, bear spray, whatever. A good rule of thumb is to pack what you'd take on any trip that includes a go-with-the-flow way of thinking, i.e. pack for the unlikely scenario.

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                • #9
                  I always research all of my trips before going, I want to maximize my time and also make sure I don't make a trip and find out the campsite is closed or something has gone on that will ruin my trip or vacation.

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                  • #10
                    check weather,have food and water and go for it

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                    • #11
                      Go for it!

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                      • #12
                        Go for it!

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                        • #13
                          Go for it!

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                          • #14
                            Go for it!

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                            • #15
                              Go for it!

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