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Camping How To’s: Ever wonder “how to” do something while camping? Or wished you knew of a better way of “how to” do something that would improve your camping trip. Here are some detailed guides of camping how to’s: from building a campfire, waterproofing matches, choosing a tent or sleeping bag, avoiding ants, keeping your kids safe to taking your dog camping with you. These camping how to guides will help you make your next camping trip much easier and more enjoyable.

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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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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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How to Waterproof Matches

There are several “do-it-yourself” ways on how to waterproof matches. Here are some household items you can use to easily waterproof your matches before hitting the outdoors. It is important to have a reliable fire starter when camping otherwise you could be left out in the cold. Ingredients to Waterproof your Matches Paraffin Wax Candles Turpentine Nail Polish Waterproofing –

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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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How to Avoid Ants in Your Camper or RV

My boyfriend and I recently drove a small campervan through Australia. One thing we learned very quickly into our campervan trip was how to store food properly. If you think you can just stock your camper cupboards like you do at home, think again. Did you know that one of the smallest living creatures on the planet can cause complete havoc? What could possibly cause this terror you ask? Ants. See

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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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How to Prepare your Kids for Safety Before Camping

Before camping most families do not think too much about how to prepare for their child's safety. You are not expected to be prepared for every disaster a child may cook up, but you can prepare or have a plan if something were to go wrong. Here are some safety tips on how to prepare your kids for safety before camping. Locate Medical Help Whether you are camping with kids or not it may be wise t

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How to Prepare your Kids for Safety While Camping

It is important that your kids understand what camping entails and that, as fun as camping is, it is only fun if everyone stays safe. Camping safety is different than regular house/city safety. Children should be aware of their camping surroundings and shown things which may be new to them. Here are some great tips on how to prepare your kids for safety while camping. Brief your Kids on Wildl

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