But you don't want to get smothered either. Don't build your camp deep in a forest or jungle where it takes a long time to dry out and the air flow is poor. Try to find a place in between, like the east side or south side of a forest or a geographical feature like a hill or ridge. In looking around, we are also checking for hazards. Again, look for bees and other pests. While camping once, a friend and I set up at a great campsite choice after dark, or so we thought. In the morning, we noticed that the large tree on the edge of the campsite was heavily damaged. On closer inspection, these were the claw marks of a bear! We had camped at one of the bear's marking posts, to which they often return. Look around before you set up camp.