Don't Forget Your Cutlery!
In one run, I didn't pick up the Fork and Knife, and the game wouldn't trigger the A Simple Camp task. I cleared away the garbage, but the game was still expecting me to satisfy some condition before I could pitch the tent. As you can see in the picture, the firepit is not highlighted as would be expected.
I was able to repeat the issue at least two more times.
In one instance, I wasn't able to pitch the tent even after retrieving the Fork and Knife sometime between days five and seven.