2020 July

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What You Need to Clean a Fish When Camping

If you’ve caught a fish, and you’re not going to cook it immediately, then at least bleed it while waiting to catch more for dinner. You can do this by cutting the main artery leading to the gills so the “blood” drains out and doesn’t get into the meat. It’s safe to keep UN-cleaned fish on a stringer in a cool river for a short time, but avoid putting already-gutted fish back into the

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Poem: Camping is the Life for Me

Oh Camping is the life for me, camping by the sparkling sea, under the mangrove tree Oh Camping is the life for me, being with the family, singing songs and playing happily Oh Camping is the life for me, going outside to have a pee, experiencing nature free Oh Camping is the life for me, hot and tasty food for tea, sleeping soundly like a baby Oh Camping is the life for me, flooded by the

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Camping Cues

Camping is in my blood. From the time I was just an infant, my parents took me camping, along with my two younger brothers as they joined the family. We lived in the near-wilderness of Northwestern Montana, where the emerald pines stretch as far as the eye can see, and the sky is so close it seems you could dip your finger in it and taste the fresh mountain air. Now I have my own children, aged

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Camping as a Budget Hobby

Camping does not have to be expensive! In fact if your camping trips costs more than a destination vacation you are doing something wrong! I recently wrote a guest post for the "Hobbies on a Budget" website. There I shared some of my personal tips and experiences on how to have an inexpensive camping trip full of fun and memories. You can read both of my Camping as a Budget Hobby posts here: Buyin

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Being Rocked to Sleep by a Bear While Camping

One of the many camping trips my family took every summer was especially memorable. It's not every time you encounter with a bear while camping. Each time we would try various campgrounds all over Minnesota; the only prerequisite being that the sites we pitched our tent had to be within walking distance to a lake for fishing and swimming. Encounters with a Bear while Camping at Potato Lake in

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21 Uses for a Pashmina Scarf While Camping

Four years after spending £3 on a humble pashmina scarf from a street seller in my local town, I have come to realise that they were 3 of the most sensible pounds I have ever spent. In those years I have found the pashmina to be the most invaluable camping multi-tool; and I have learnt to never, ever consider throwing it away, even when it's cold, wet and smelly. Allow me to expand my argument

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Organized Camping: Take the Bugs out

Camping is a wonderful and inexpensive way to take your family on vacation. Often, however, families who are camping with kids for the first time find camping hectic, frustrating and not much fun. Some of these families decide that camping is just not for them and never try it again. This is sad, because camping, with a little planning, can be an enjoyable experience even for first-time campers. S

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21 Useful Camping Supplies You Don’t Want to Forget

How many times have you gone camping and set up camp only to realize you had forgotten something small, but significant? No more!  Here's a list of camping supplies to remember, that are commonly forgotten. What I like to do is have a large plastic Tupper-ware box where I store all these camping supplies. It keeps everything together and ready for the next camping trip. If I use up a particula

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