2019 April

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Camping With a Vehicle

My husband Bill and I used to do a lot of camping and off-roading.  Bill never went anyplace without a plethora of supplies, tools and  equipment. This way, in the event of a car breakdown, he would have what he needed at hand to fix a vehicle or  to survive in a less than hospitable environment (we may be the only people to go on a day-trip into a California desert with arctic-type cold weathe

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Camp-in-a-Box: Organized Camping

One of the benefits to car camping (loading your gear into your car and setting up camp close to where you park) over backpacking (carrying everything in a backpack to set up camp at a location that you've hiked to, further off a main road) is the freedom to bring more equipment along. This fact  makes your meals at camp all the more enjoyable. Camping simply out of a backpack has its own joys, b

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28Apr2019
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Camping Memories on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

I love the luxuries that I have available at my fingertips when I’m in the comfort of my own home.  Meals cooked on the stove.  Laundry done in a washer and dryer. A dishwasher doing my dishes.  A warm, dry bed and clean shower with hot water. However, after a long winter stuck in the house I’m sick of these walls and the luxuries within them! May 24th weekend arrives. The first long wee

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28Apr2019
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Choosing the Right RV

Technically speaking, the RV (recreational vehicle) needs wheels to be considered a real RV. So tents don't cut the custard. Which RV is For You? Big decision.  To find an answer, first check the pocketbook or cash on hand.  Empty pocketbook or no cash on hand…no problem.  Mortgage the house to the hilt.  Go for the gusto. Match your needs to the vehicle.  There are so many of them to

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Great Camping Food Makes for a Great Camping Trip

One of the things people most overlook when they prepare for a camping trip is food. Tins from the back of the cupboard will be hastily packed away; expensive trips to grocery stores and mini-marts will be made. But why does it have to be that way? After a long day hiking, it's always great to sit down and enjoy something nutritious and tasty. Great Camping Food: How to Prepare Your Camping Meal

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26Apr2019
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Cleaning Your Kids While Camping

I had been camping a few times when I was a teenager, but camping as an adult with a young child is a different experience altogether. Some things matter, like putting every rock  into your mouth; and some things don't matter, like how dirty your child gets. A quick clean-up with baby wipes is fine to do for the duration of camping, but when it's time to go home, you need to enact a major clea

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Camping Taman Negara Endau-Rompin, Malaysia

While we were in Malaysia we hesitantly decided that we were going to try camping Taman Negara Endau-Rompin, we were very worried that our lack of camping experience/expertise would put us at a disadvantage during this trip. Elliot had greater concerns about lions, tigers and bears - illusions of a Wizard of Oz adventure. We come from a country (New Zealand) where the only poisonous creature they

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Camping at Keuka State Park NY: Making Memories in the Rain

The wholesome family experience of camping is not limited to clear starry nights and chasing fireflies. In 2004, a stormy night on a hill gave camping a whole new perspective for this mom from New York. Jackie was determined to make camping a part of her children’s lives. School was still in session and preparations had begun several weeks earlier. Jackie booked a tent-site for a weekend in l

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