Planning and Preparing

Camping Planning and Preparing: If you’re looking to have a fun and overall successful camping trip I strongly advise you do all that you can to plan and prepare for your trip before going. If you do not do the necessary planning and preparing before your camping trip, you are more likely to run into issues or potential disasters. Take the time to plan and prepare your camping trip, it will end up saving you time in the end. Here are some useful camping tips to help you plan and prepare for your camping trip.

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Consider Vegetarian Camping

Healthy eating isn't that hard when you're home, but people still tend towards eating too much and loading up on fats and sugar. Exceeding one's intended caloric intake is easy, especially on the road. When faced with a multitude of fast food options and coolers filled with treats from home it can be easy to load up on unhealthy, quick-energy options that are more expensive and less beneficial tha

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How to Make a S’more

Let's Have S'more Fun If you have never experienced a S'more, you haven't lived yet. S'mores are a tasty treat most commonly enjoyed outdoors over an open fire. It seems as though S'mores have existed forever; no one really knows when they were invented or who came up with this genius dessert. From my personal experience I would say that S'mores are best when sitting around a campfire while cam

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Campervan Preparations

If you own a camper and are going to pull it on vacation to your favorite camping destination, you should prepare for the trip so you aren't surprised by a break-down or find that you're short of supplies. Here are some campervan preparations I use to ensure I'm all ready to go! Prepare with a Checklist One of the best ways I have found is to make a checklist and use it just as a pilot would bef

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How to Eat Cheap and Healthy When Camping

Being a city girl, I came to camping a bit later in life and at a time when good food and value for money were both extremely important to me. Chocolate obsession aside, I try to eat fairly healthy, which can be difficult when going on a camping trip. I like my calories to come with significant vitamins and delicious value for what I eat. That means fresh produce when possible, a few pre-made item

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Choose a Camping Location Right For You

I thought after the age of eighteen that my camping days were over. I have since thought  about going on another camping excursion. One of the main reasons for this change of heart is the practical aspect of camping. In this economy you can travel with your back-pack, tent and poles, food and provisions and some sort of reliable transport and you are ready for your adventure at very little expens

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Tips to Organize Your Maps When Backpacking

I love back-packing long distance trails, but what a lot of maps to carry!  Two years ago I plotted my own ‘Coast to Coast’ route from Southport to Scarborough in England.  I needed eleven Ordnance Survey Explorer maps to cover the 200 mile walk. It goes without saying, if your maps are disorganized the maps won't help you they will hinder you. Here are my tips to organize your maps when bac

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Haste Makes Mistakes: Prepare for Your Camping Trip

I remember the time I was on a camping trip with my daughter and son-in-law.  We had planned on camping in Acadia national park in Maine, USA.  We got to the campsite in the early evening and it was just starting to get dark and beginning to rain lightly. This was in mid-September and, although it was fairly warm during the day, it had gotten pretty cool in the evening. A Nice Wet Sleep We wan

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5 Things to Remember When Camping

With no money to visit NYC, LA or Disneyland as a limited-means International Student, I jumped upon a college-funded service learning opportunity: camping in the heart of America .  The only trouble was I had never heard of South Dakota nor the Lakota tribe amidst who I was supposed to camp for the next six weeks. 5 Things I Learned to Remember When Camping: Do pick an unconventional settin

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