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Oceanside Camping Trip

My family of 5 are avid campers. We go at least five times every summer to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina for a mountain getaway from school and work. This year I had my oldest daughter graduate high school on the same day that my baby girl turned 13 and I wanted to do something special for this auspicious occasion. I made the mistake of asking the family what they wanted to do to cele

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Campsite Catering: Keeping Healthy With Campfire Cooking

Who says campsite food has to be unhealthy? While most of us associate campfire food with roasted marshmallows and tasty sausages, it’s possible to stick to strict diets and healthy eating habits even when you’re in the wilderness. Figuring out what to pack for a camping trip is always a challenge, particularly if you’re planning to cook your own meals. It’s easy to rely on instant nood

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Wowo Wonderland!

They say 'never judge a book by it's cover' and I say 'you should never judge a campsite by it's entrance!'    Hands up! I am a self confessed glamper and on arrival at WOWO campsite (Waspbourne Manor Farm), I thought my quilts and feather pillows had been packed in vein. But after the initial approach and first impressions of the surroundings, the girls and I found ourselves in a hidd

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We’re Going Camping!

We're going camping! Its been so long! Our first trip of the season... The sun is shining, the weathers great Could there be a better reason? Anticipation fills the air, As we begin to fill the car Packing and re arranging, Glad the campsites not too far. The kids are comfy, seatbelts on It is time to hit the road, Sat nav programmed, checklists checked 3, 2, 1, lets go! At our desti

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Giant Dutch Oven Cinnamon Roll

This breakfast treat is sure to be a hit with the kids! Our giant Dutch oven cinnamon roll became a favorite camping breakfast each year at our Oregon coast campouts. Ours is done in a 6 quart/10” Dutch oven and would be a generous breakfast for 6. We use 2 lbs. of frozen bread dough (like Rhode’s), defrosted; so this would be a great breakfast after the first night camping! Generously coat

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Using a Rock for Fishing Bait

Most parents know that when you go camping at a lake there will be fishing involved. On one of our camping trips to Lake Don Pedro, my husband and I, along with our two sons decided to walk down to lake to do some fishing. It was a warm sunny day with a nice breeze blowing. We settled in our lawn chairs and prepared to catch that big bass. After about twenty mintues of fishing and not

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If Camping Can go Wrong, It Will go Wrong!

It is so rewarding when a camp trip goes according to plan. You have managed to fit everything into the car with ease, the kids are happy and behaving, the journey is relaxed with little or no traffic, the weather is glorious and once you arrive, pitching your tent goes like a dream. You wake up in the morning to the sound of birdsong, blue skies and sit back to enjoy a stress free break with fell

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Don’t Get Bored in the Great Outdoors!

"But Mum, what are we going to do all day?" The first time I told my girls that we were going to stay in a field for a week and sleep in a tent, their initial reply in unison was: 'But Mum, what are we going to do all day? There are so many things to do while you are camping and with a little imagination and a lot of energy you can have a jam-packed nature-filled camp trip... we do! Here are so

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