You won’t be hard-pressed to find dozens of wilderness, camping and nature exploration reality shows on television today, but don’t let the fun and adventure fool you. Venturing out into the wilderness is rather difficult if not done properly, and the participants on these shows have entire crews of people to turn to if the going gets rough. CBS Local spoke to Christopher Fenn, local wilderness aficionado and expert hunter, to glean the five top tips to bear in mind when planning your first – or next – camping excursion.
If the wilderness fascinates you but you aren’t too keen on properly roughing it, check out these five places to experience nature without, ahem, substituting leaves for TP. Read on to learn about the best nature reserves, state parks and retreats with lovely accommodations for both the ruffian and pampered soul within us all.