Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Camping/Clean utensils
Make sure you clean your cooking utensils thoroughly as soon as your meal is over. Raccoons will sneak into a camp full of people distracted by tending their campfire and carry away your utensils so they may lick your ladles clean. The only problem is that they almost never return them. Ants an other insects may not abscound with your gear, but you do not want them crawling all over your spatulas either.