Types of Camping

Types of Camping: Here are several different Types of Camping which are practiced all over the world. Camping these days, can range from very simplified to very complex. Read the various ways to go camping, then you can decide which type of camping you would be best suited for or maybe try a new way of camping!

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Secure Your Tent: Let Water Take the Strain

Campsite selections chosen from the glossy pages of a magazine do not necessarily paint the full glamorous picture of the adventure you are about to embark on, or the nightmare. And something as "trivial" as the texture of the earth upon which we perch our "mobile" home can make or break the relationship between canvas and human as swiftly as it takes to say "It's too hard." Armed and Ready We a

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Love-Hate Relationship With Camping

I have a love-hate relationship with camping. There are so many aspects which I dislike: the constant closeness that you have with members of your family, the mile long walks to the toilet in the middle of the night, the fact that you wake up cold no matter how snug you were when you drifted off to sleep, the unwavering ability to hear everything that is going on in the campsite at every time of t

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How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

CampTrip is happy to present to you a complete guide on how to choose a sleeping bag! How did the brilliantly simple product "the sleeping bag" ever get so complex? Now a days when you look to buy a sleeping bag you need to know what features you are looking for in a sleeping bag. Features? I thought it was a bag to sleep in? Well yes, but there is more to a sleeping bag then you may think.

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Backpacking Through New Zealand

In my opinion New Zealand is one of the best countries in the world. New Zealand offers everything you could possibly want when traveling. It is the home of breathtaking landscapes such as glaciers, rain forests, white sand beaches, mountains, rolling valleys, volcanoes, geysers and so much more! New Zealand - New Start I was 20yrs old when I left home (Vancouver, Canada). I had just finished m

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Campervan Preparations

If you own a camper and are going to pull it on vacation to your favorite camping destination, you should prepare for the trip so you aren't surprised by a break-down or find that you're short of supplies. Here are some campervan preparations I use to ensure I'm all ready to go! Prepare with a Checklist One of the best ways I have found is to make a checklist and use it just as a pilot would bef

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Camping in Maryland During Hurricane Season

My husband and I decided to go on an extended trip, camping in Maryland for vacation. We went camping near Upper Marlboro, Maryland, not realizing that it was hurricane season. My husband was informed by the camp office staff that there would be a hurricane passing through the area within the next few hours. They suggested that all campers in the higher ground area move their trailers to the local

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Tips to Organize Your Maps When Backpacking

I love back-packing long distance trails, but what a lot of maps to carry!  Two years ago I plotted my own ‘Coast to Coast’ route from Southport to Scarborough in England.  I needed eleven Ordnance Survey Explorer maps to cover the 200 mile walk. It goes without saying, if your maps are disorganized the maps won't help you they will hinder you. Here are my tips to organize your maps when bac

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Backpacking and Camping Alone can be Inspiring

I do like being in company, but sometimes backpacking and camping alone with the wonderful solitude of  your temporary home on your back can be so inspiring. Especially if you are in an area of fantastic beauty that you have never visited before. The joy of walking early, looking out of the tent to see the mist-covered mountains or lakes. To put your face in the icy water from the local stream an

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