A dog is an indispensable companion on a camping trip. It will smell and hear things before you do, can help guide you through sticky underbrush, and, if well trained, find lost members of your camping crew.
A dog can warm you up, devour scraps around the fire, and just be there when the full moon rises.
I’ve slept next to dogs on several trips. Here is a short list of things I’ve learned about camping with a dog: