2021 November

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Camping with Family

You are prepared and informed.  You’ve packed and you’ve planned. The only thing left to do is to get you and your family out the door and to actually, well, camp. If you're not feeling overly prepared read the article Preparing: Camping with Kids and Safety for Kids Before Camping. Here are some more camping with family tips to help you have a smooth journey, have fun cook-outs, what to do w

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Preparing to go Camping with Kids

So, you’re planning a family camp trip. If you’ve been camping before, you at least know the camping basics. If you’ve never camped before and/or you’ve never camped with children, planning this trip might seem a little daunting. For a lot of people, love of camping comes gradually and under the right conditions. You’ll want your kids to have an especially good time if you have hopes to

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Need to Pee While Camping? Use a Traveljohn Urinal Bag

A Woman's Worst Nightmare: Peeing Outside Many women get anxious about camping because they worry about how they will manage a night-time visit to the toilet. If you are pregnant or menopausal this is a real anxiety. While many campsites have toilet blocks, those who prefer more wild camping are at a disadvantage if they need to go to the toilet during the night. Apart from the weather (who wants

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28Nov2021
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“Okay, God, I Get It: It IS a GRAND Canyon!”

My roommate, Jenna, and I view nature in two forms. First, there is “nature” which consists of flowers organized in dainty rows, zephyrs blowing through oak leaves and air conditioned buildings within reach. Then, there is “THE nature”; cruel and biting, layered in sweat, and bears attacking humbly constructed tents. So when we were required go hiking the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA for a

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Camping Memories: The Beauty of Camping

In our dimly lit basement I recently opened a photo journal; instantly, I was transported back to the time when my children were eleven and fourteen. The journal was full of so many great camping memories! Pulling a beat up camper trailer behind our truck, we set off to experience as many national parks as we could in one summer. I planned to infuse history, geography, geology and nature into my c

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Vaude Ultra Light Air Mattress Review

If you’re going on a camping trip it is VERY important to pack light! One of the things that takes up room and weighs a lot is an air mattress. Here I will share my Vaude Ultra Light Air Mattress Review: The Vaude Ultra Light Air Mattress: A Great Buy A "Vaude Ultra Light Air Mattress" is lightweight and can be folded up very small. It weighs only 17 ounces, yet it is still as comfortable as a

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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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25Nov2021
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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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