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If Camping: Leave Your Heels at Home

It has been nearly forty-five years since my first and only camping trip, but I remember it as if it were yesterday! My best camping tip would be, if camping: leave your heels at home! I had been invited by a very special young man and his parents. All I had ever known about camping was that there were no showers - and that there were plenty of bugs! I accepted the invitation and immediately bega

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How to Get in Shape for Camping Season

Before this "how-to" lesson on fitness begins, we need to clear up a few things. Firstly, different people are at different stages of exercising; and second, different exercises have different effects on people. In this article "How to Get in Shape for Camping Season," you will learn the importance of cardiovascular and aerobic health. If you're not in top condition in these areas it will be hard

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How to Go Camping With a Reluctant Partner

My camping days began when I was seven years old, with a musty old frame tent and weather so cold the liquid gas bottles froze solid. I was not deterred; I went to the USA with Camp America when I was in my teens. I hiked up mountains with sleeping bags in backpacks and didn’t miss my hairdryer at all. So, when my children were born, I expected them to be able to enjoy the freedom and excitement

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17Jan2021
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Poem: Summer’s Coming

Summer's coming Pre planning Site booking Rucksack packing Tent Erecting Level pegging Summer's coming Alfresco dining Charcoal sizzling Man does cooking! Burger burning Mouth watering Summer's coming Ice cream melting Lager warming Salad eating Water running Evaporating Summer's coming Boot lacing Trail Trekking Shirt unbuttoning Anti-bug spraying Always perspiring Sum

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Guide to Survival: Finding Food in the Woods

One thing you may have noticed while camping is that its either eat, or be eaten. Let's say all you've packed is three cans of beans, a tent, water and safety supplies for your outdoor trip. Unless you ration those three cans you won't be able to survive for very long if you happen to get lost in the woods. There are, however, a few things you can do to ensure you survive....and thrive! Here is my

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Camping in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia plays host to some of the best campsites I have ever visited. Camping in British Columbia, Canada has such a variety of landscapes that the camper can take their pick of the best sites. Bike camping, backpacking or car camping, BC is a camper's paradise. BC offers Great Parks - Like Ruckle Park Ruckle Park on the South East tip of Salt Spring Island is an Oceanside gem. My girlf

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Preventing and Treating Insect Bites & Stings

His skin had turned a pasty pale gray and he was sweating profusely. He collapsed to one knee and gasped for breath, grabbing his throat, just before hitting the ground nearly unconscious. Within minutes an ambulance was transporting him on a stretcher. The rest of us, many still seated around the campfire looked on in disbelief. Here I will share my story and my tips in for preventing and trea

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Tips for Desert Camping and Hiking in the Southwest Desert USA

Camping in the deserts of the southwest USA can be a unique and rewarding experience. The stark beauty of red rock mesas and mysterious hoodoos is enchanting. But the harsh climate and terrain that defines a desert requires a few adaptations when camping. Here are my tips for desert camping and hiking. Water is Life Several years ago a Scottish Scout troop came to Arizona, and as their American

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