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Editor’s Note: This post comes from a week-long paddle trip through Quetico Provincial Park. See full coverage of the adventure on our Facebook page #FSQuetico.

A rough night with mosquitoes, black flies, ants, spiders, or any number of other biting bugs and creepy-crawlies can make an otherwise perfect campsite feel like a night in a hotel run by the devil himself. And, most of the time, camping and bugs go hand-in-hand.

But there are a few things you should consider when trying to beat the bugs. For example, is the campsite near puddled water where mosquitoes thrive?

In this video, I discuss what we looked for in a campsite during our recent excursion into Quetico Provincial Park (which can be one of the buggiest camping destinations in North America), and some other things to keep in mind the next time you’re trying to enjoy an evening campfire or get a good night’s sleep in the wild.

For a good outfitter in Quetico, check out: Moose Tracks Adventures.