I hate creepy bugs. What should I do about bugs at camp?
Signed, C.O. (Creeped Out)
I'm not crazy about bugs, either. But I know they do good stuff for the environment. I try to change how I think about them so I won't be scared or creeped out. I say, "Hello, Friend Bug, would you mind getting off the path in front of me?" Then I just walk around them. No big deal.
Of course, sometimes I eat them, but you might not want to do that.
Your Camping Friend,
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