Going Camping

Going Camping? Here is what you’ll need to know! We will share with you various guides on going camping, useful camping how to’s that will prepare you for any camping situation. Everything from camp cooking, camping recipes, camping activities, hiking, camping with your dog, camping safety and camping first aid.

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Ghost Stories for Camping

Think campfire. Think toasted marshmallows. Think ghost stories. These are some of the best-loved images associated with camping, and for very good reason. My own personal favourite is the ghost story, told with such contagious enthusiasm when we are young and camping with friends, torches held under our faces for effect, imaginations racing. There is no better place for the ghost story t

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Camping Activity Boxes for Kids

Our four children absolutely love camping!  We never need to look for special campgrounds or environments. I always make sure to pack some special activities for the kids to play with while we adults have time to relax and enjoy ourselves too. Camping Activity Boxes for Kids: Our kids have come to look forward to "Mom's Camping Activity Boxes". I use plastic storage boxes of various sizes and f

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Camping With a Vehicle

My husband Bill and I used to do a lot of camping and off-roading.  Bill never went anyplace without a plethora of supplies, tools and  equipment. This way, in the event of a car breakdown, he would have what he needed at hand to fix a vehicle or  to survive in a less than hospitable environment (we may be the only people to go on a day-trip into a California desert with arctic-type cold weathe

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Great Camping Food Makes for a Great Camping Trip

One of the things people most overlook when they prepare for a camping trip is food. Tins from the back of the cupboard will be hastily packed away; expensive trips to grocery stores and mini-marts will be made. But why does it have to be that way? After a long day hiking, it's always great to sit down and enjoy something nutritious and tasty. Great Camping Food: How to Prepare Your Camping Meal

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01Nov2019
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How to Build a Campfire

A campfire often sets the mood for a good camping experience. Associated with warmth, cooking and socializing, the campfire really is the life of the camping party. So how do you make a successful campfire? (more…)

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30Oct2019
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Guide to Making a Campfire

When we were camping in the jungle, a campfire was one of the most important things we required to survive. A campfire can ward off wild animals, produce warmth, signal danger and cook food. Making a Campfire Campfire Preparation: The choice of location for a campfire. Tools and materials that are available around the vicinity of the camp area. The time it takes. The direction of the wind (important to know in order to make the fire safe and lasting). Selecting a Spot

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Cooking Bread on a Stick

There’s a certain art to cooking things on sticks. We’ve all made S’mores, shoving marshmallows onto sticks and trying to cook them over a far too large flame of the campfire. The results are often sticks with balls of flaming goo on the end. They’re more or less edible and certainly fulfill the day’s dietary requirements for carbon, but they're not pretty. Cooking on Sticks Over the Campfire Cooking things on sticks over a campfire requires a certain consideration for ma

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21Oct2019
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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 hand, a trip that is last minute can be fun as well, as long as the necessary gear is bro

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