Around The Campfire

“The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.” Henry David Thoreau

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RV Discussions

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” ― John Muir

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Tent Camping

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” – Dave Barry

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Camping Tips & Hints

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." John Muir

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Camping Recipes

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

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Community

Stay Safe When Camping at a New Location

How to Stay Safe When Camping at a New Location

Camping is an activity that the beckons you to roast marshmallows, sightsee the wilderness and pass the night sharing stories by the campfire with family and friends — what’s not to love? But while spending a few days exploring the outdoors can be adventurous and thrilling, it’s essential to maintain your safety throughout your travels, too. While navigating your way …

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Creating a Camper Maintenance Schedule

The Care and Keeping of a Camper: Creating a Camper Maintenance Schedule

Congratulations! You’ve got a brand new (or new to you) camper or RV, and you’re ready to adopt the camper lifestyle. You may have dreamed of this day for years, mentally getting ready for a life on the road, but if you want that dream to be a reality, you’ve got some work to do. Your new home away from …

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Light My Fire

Light My Fire - Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Campfires

When you think of camping, what comes to mind? Scenes of nature, relaxation and, of course, the iconic campfire. Even if you’re RVing, building a campfire is one of the “must do” activities on many campers’ lists. If you’ve never built one – or it’s been years since you’ve had your last campfire – you might be stunned to know …

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How to Plan a Large Group Camping Trip

How to Plan a Large Group Camping Trip

Small, intimate camping trips can be fun, but there’s nothing quite like a big group camping trip for really making memories. Unfortunately, planning them can also easily turn into a logistics nightmare unless you’ve got some help with the coordination. That’s what we’re here for. Here are a few tips and tricks that can make your group camping trip one …

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Staying Safe While Camping

Camping Security

It’s easy to let your guard down while enjoying some carefree time with friends and family. Unfortunately, not everyone we encounter in the “Great Outdoors” is as honest or law-abiding as we might like. So, we must take measures to protect ourselves, our loved ones and our property from others – even when in the relative solitude of nature. Sprucing …

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Camping Gear DIY: Make Your Own Supplies

Camping Gear DIY: How to Make Your Own Supplies

The original idea behind camping is “roughing it” — we leave our comfortable homes and stick it out in the woods for a few days, just for the fun of it. But all the modern camping supplies available now can take away from that simplistic purpose, and rack up an expensive bill while they’re at it. Here are five DIY …

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Keep Your Kids Entertained While Camping

How to Keep Your Kids Entertained While Camping

So, you’ve decided to grab the crew and spend a little time together off-grid. Fresh air, family bonding, mindful nature therapy — and just so you don’t go categorically insane — a prime opportunity to get those dreaded phones out of your kiddos’ hands. Now, this is not your first rodeo, so you’ve got the gear part down pat. Your …

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What Makes a Good Camper Tow Vehicle?

What Makes a Good Camper Tow Vehicle?

It’s not a breaking news flash that you need some serious power to tow a camper. Even lighter camper models require a hefty vehicle to safely get them where you want to be – and not every vehicle is up to the job. If you’re in the market for a new auto purchase and want something that can get your …

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Must-Have Campground Amenities

Must-Have Campground Amenities

Whether you’re a full-time RVer, a weekend warrior or fan of roughing it in a tent, everyone appreciates a few amenities, no matter how rugged or luxurious you prefer it. Some tent campers might consider an RV itself as a pretty impressive camping amenity, but to full-timers, that RV is their home and they, too, appreciate the perks some campgrounds …

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How to Make Sure Your Campsite is Safe

How to Make Sure Your Campsite is Safe

Camping is a fantastic way to enjoy the great outdoors. There’s nothing like sleeping with only the sky over your head — except if you wake up staring into the eyes of a bear. Wildlife, weather and other variables can make your camping experience memorable in the worst way. How can you make sure your campsite is safe before you …

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