Tip 1: Practice putting up your tent prior to the first time on the campsite. We arrived on the scene and did not expect it to be freezing OR pouring so we had no time to troubleshoot. In fact we panicked a lot and cried a little but thank Allah these kind gentlemen came to our rescue!. Forreal- they gave us each ponchos and put our tent up [we assisted them lol] Honestly, if those men did not come to help us we were gonna sleep in the car for the first night. Darkness was approaching quickly and I do not play when it comes to wildlife.
Tip 2: Dress for all 4 season. If you watched the videos you'll notice that Mandy is in a tanktop and I am wearing flip flops-- smh. We had just came from horseshoe bend which i mentioned earlier was 9 trillion degrees. We were not ready for this!!
Tip 3: Make friends with everyone you meet because newbie campers ALWAYS need help. -- My very friendly cousin became friend with the cashier that worked at the "camping store" down the trail and since every 5 seconds we were up in the store; he gave us lighter fluid for the low low price of 0.00$. She also thought it was a great idea to repay our kind neighbors for helping us build our tent and a few days later we needed them again for a pocket knife. "We all in this together!"