Unless you intend to build a natural shelter or are sleeping 'indoors', you will probably find it a good idea to take some tentage to camp. What tentage you have (or need) will vary according to your needs. It may also be a good idea to know how to erect your tents and how to handle them with care. As for fire lighting, there is simply no substitute for experience.
You must practice the information on these pages for yourself. You will soon know if you have learnt anything when you first have to put up a tent in complete darkness, in high winds, whilst the rain is coming down hard with just a little help from others (believe me, it will happen sooner or later!).
These pages hope to introduce some basic ideas on pitching and striking tents, care and maintenance and a little information on the different types of tentage.