Living in an RV isn’t exactly camping (call it Glamping, if you will) but we have spent a lot of time on campgrounds with primitive camping sites, including our last one. There was a hiking trail just off the car path. A sign read, “Trail” with and arrow pointing towards. And just below it, “Bear in vicinity!”
I proceeded cautiously in daylight with my dog on a short walk, eyes darting for movement and ready to run if I had to. But, alas, no bear. But then I started thinking about the tent campers. Were they worried? Or did they just take the right precautions?
Here are a few stories of camping gone wrong, including the expected bear attacks, but also, coyote alligator, lightening and wind menaces.