5. Unroll your sleeping bag right away, so that when it’s bedtime, the bag has lofted up and is ready to offer full insulation. The same goes for your self-inflating sleeping pad.
6. Stake your tent down. Even a minor storm can blow your tent away with all its contents — including small children.
7. In sandy or loose soil, put large rocks on top of tent stakes to hold them in.
8. In rocky soil, where tent stakes won’t take, use rocks inside the corners of your tent to anchor it securely.