has the exclusive first peek at Kate Gosselin's Alaskan camping trip with Sarah Palin.

Naturally, hilarity ensues.

"I have never camped for real," Gosselin, 35, admits in the above clip, which shows the reality mom hiking through the woods with her eight kids, crying for decent camp food and grimacing as she watches Palin, 46, shoot a rifle.

The great outdoors gets to be too much for Gosselin when she learns that bears may be lurking nearby.

Says Palin, "She's going to be relying on me to protect her."

See how the entire trip unfolds: Watch Sarah Palin's Alaska on TLC Dec. 12 at 9 (8c).