Keep two sets of kit, a wet kit you wear during the day and a dry kit to sleep in. Always keep your belt kit on you no matter what. Read 'Immediate Action' by Sergeant Andy McNabb (22 SAS) for further instruction.
You need a tent in the winter but you only need a sleeping bag in the spring and summer.
Get a site overlooking the Potomac River. If they're taken, get a site high on a ridge with plenty of open sky. Avoid the heavily wooded sites.
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