1. Travel in a group of 3-4 people. One or two is OK, but you need at least three for a nice, full meal.
  2. Don’t sleep in a tent. You know those annoying wrappers that come on steaks and stuff? That’s what tents are like.
  3. Also, ditto for sleeping bags.
  4. And clothes.
  5. Do wear bug spray, though. Very flavorful.
  6. Build a really big fire so I don’t have to spend all night looking for you.
  7. Sleep near the fire. Continental breakfasts just aren’t the same as a nice, cooked meal.
  8. If you encounter a hungry bear, definitely play dead. That totally works.

—E. Garcia