Explain to me like I am 5 and have never been outside what I need to know about going camping. Since this is parenting thread, please make this toddler edition. We are located in northeast US and the hope is that we make a late summer/early fall weekend trip.
What gear do I absolutely need? What would make life easier?
What should I look for in a park/camping site?
What discomforts/dangers do I need to watch out for?
Is this a terrible fucking idea?