2020 April

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Camping: Go Prepared

A camp trip can be great fun for the whole family. That is, if you are properly prepared for absolutely anything, because a wonderful vacation can easily become a horrible nightmare. You can have a nature-filled adventure or a disaster-filled mess. Make sure when camping you go prepared. The first thing to remember is that you will be outside, so you will have to deal with all that the outdoors

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29Apr2020
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Camping 101 Safety and First Aid

Camping is meant to be an escape from the everyday use of modern items and technology. The "Ideal Camper" is one who is ready to take a break from the usual everyday type of activity. Camping can be a great family getaway as well. There are a few items that can be used depending on the nature of the trip. A trip that is well thought out and planned for can go relatively smoothly. On the other h

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A Camping Misadventure: The Perfect Failures

Mmmm camping. The crisp pine-cone incense surrounds me, the feel of forest floor between my toes, the mystery of freshly falling fog… Smudge. Five-year-old Leslie walks across my perfect picture with our mud-pawed retriever, Rocky, in tow. With twinkling jade eyes and a smile that’s too pure to pay for, he exclaims, “We’re going camping!” We? I hope Mom and Dad knew what they were

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Camping in the Atacama Desert, Chile: Outside the Tent

They tell you there’s nothing like the great outdoors: the wild and the beautiful, the remote and the other-worldly. Being under canvas, cooking over an open fire; sharing the environment, respecting and understanding the earth. All of this gives you a sense of coming together - to be one - with nature. But I have camped in a place where I realised the exact opposite, and in that realisation, I

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27Apr2020
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Camping in Collegiate Peaks, Colorado

“I look like a skanked-out mouse,” my sister complained after two days without a shower. At that comment we both started to laugh. Dampened but not Deterred: Camping in Collegiate Peaks This past summer my sister and I went camping the Collegiate Peaks in Colorado. It was our first time backpacking. Everyone seemed pretty impressed that two young, inexperienced girls road-tripped it out to C

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Camping in Oliver BC: Know Before You Go!

When we were both about 21, my girlfriend, Liz, and I hopped into my car and drove from Burnaby to the Okanagan to go camping in Oliver BC, Canada for the weekend. Being young and naive and unaware that there was a HUGE music festival slated for that very same weekend, we zoomed off! Camping in Oliver British Columbia, Canada Upon our arrival, we found every hotel and motel booked. Our only opti

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The Art of Layering While Camping

As a child, my mother always used to bundle me up like I was an Eskimo living in the Arctic. She would start with a t-shirt, then a sweater, continued by a jacket. I always wondered why there was such a need for so many layers. I realize now the importance of layering, especially in the outdoors. Being too cold or too hot can make a camping trip miserable and potentially ruin it. In the back-co

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Tips for Camping: Be Careful and Have Fun

Camping can be fun, but only if you know how to stay safe. Here are some tips for camping to get you through a delightful time in the wilderness: Tips for Camping: Guidelines When finding a clearing to set up camp, make sure it is free of ant piles, animal waste and fallen logs Dig a hole and bury all wastes, such as unfinished food and human waste -bury wastes away from the camp area so a

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