Yay watchtowerwolf!! Congrats on the ticket!! As a birgin last year, I will suggest stongly, read, read, read. Did I mention read?? Like Trilo and Sham said. Read the First Timer's Guide and the Survival Guide at least 100x! *hehehe* Seriously though, ask questions. You'll be directed to threads that deal with your questions, or they make be kind enough to actually tell you!
Also try to find some regional activities in your own area and go experience it!
If you don't have camping equipmet, try yard sale or craigslist! drawingablank's link is a goodie!! I read it all the time!
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