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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What Should You Look for When Buying a Tent?

What Should You Look for When Buying a Tent?

Whether you are going on a weekend camping trip or backpacking across the country, having a quality tent is very important. What many people find when they start shopping for a tent, however, is that there is such a wide variety of options available that they simply do not know where to start. Here you will find some simple tips …

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The Top 10 Ultimate Camping Hacks

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For many people, camping was a staple childhood experience. There is just something wonderful about spending time in the great outdoors, living off the land with limited amenities. Just because you are camping, however, doesn’t mean that you always have to be “roughing it”. With these top ten camping hacks you can enjoy your camping experience much more fully. Tips …

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Tips for Starting the Perfect Campfire

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One of the perks of camping is spending the evening gathered around a roaring campfire, sharing stories and enjoying s’mores. If you aren’t a seasoned veteran, you may struggle with making a campfire that burns well and produces light. To help you out, below you will find some fool-proof tips for starting the perfect campfire. Step 1: Gather Your Supplies …

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Keep Your Kids Occupied on a Camping Trip

Ten Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Occupied on a Camping Trip

Going on a camping trip is a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors and it is also a great time to spend with family. Unfortunately, without television or internet, your children are likely to get a little bored from time to time. Here are ten easy ways to keep your kids occupied on your next camping trip. 1. Collect …

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Top 5 Foil Packet Recipes for Campfire Cooking

Top 5 Foil Packet Recipes for Campfire Cooking

When you’re going camping part of the thrill is abandoning modern technology and spending time in a great wilderness. Still, you have to eat! Cooking over a campfire is very different from cooking in an oven or a stove because it can be difficult to regulate temperature and you probably have a limited number of cooking utensils to choose from. …

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7 Tips for Taking Pets Camping

7 Tips for Taking Pets Camping

Camping is a summer tradition for many people, although it can be cumbersome to plan – especially when pets are to be included. Some people opt to send their pets to a kennel while they’re gone because they believe it’s easier than taking the pet along. For some, that might be the case, but it’s really not that difficult to …

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5 Reasons to Spend Christmas in a Campground

5 Reasons to Spend Christmas in a Campground

Camping is a national pastime. One trip to Cabela’s, Walmart or Target – and you can be overwhelmed by the plethora of camping equipment, gear and supplies available. A person could actually live in a campground indefinitely if she or he chose to. From electrical outlets to water filtration systems – the days of having to rough it with a …

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Getting Your RV Ready for Winter Camping

Getting Your RV Ready for Winter Camping

For many, when the summer days start to turn cooler, it’s time to winterize the RV and call it a season. Sure, there might be one or two short trips in the early fall, you know, to tailgate at a football game or to see the leaves change, but for all intents and purposes, the RV won’t really see any …

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4 + 4 Tips for Camping with Kids

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So, braving the great outdoors on your own or with your significant other isn’t enough anymore. Now you want to take the kids. Brave souls. Kids generally love camping, the young ones anyway. There are things to see and touch, new sounds to investigate and all the fresh air is invigorating for a child. But along with the joys of …

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8 Awesome RV Life Hacks

8 Awesome RV Life Hacks

The RV life can be fun, but certain things about living your life in an oversized van can be a challenge. Luckily, there are people who addressed some of these issues head on, and in their best Barney Stinson voices exclaimed, “Challenge accepted!” In many cases, they won. Here are some of our favorite hacks for RV living. 1. Towel …

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