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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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Top Reasons to go Camping in Spring

Read my guest post on Camping Blogger for the "Top Reasons to go Camping in Spring" Camping is not just a summer activity! Spring is an ideal time to go camping, so dust off the tent and cooler and get the family outdoors! Spring has arrived! "Top Reasons to go Camping in Spring" Please feel free to add any comments or info in the comment box below. All comments are appreciated. Auth

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Budget Camping For Everyone

Camping has been an all time favorite experience for many, regardless of age and location, budget camping is for everyone. It is also the best solution for a family to spend some quality time together. Far from the noisy streets and crowded malls, camping allows you to spend quality time with your family and loved ones. Good company, nature and the wild are the only companions around you. At night

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How to Enjoy Camping If You Hate Camping

Do the words “camping trip” bring back bad memories? Do you wonder why anyone would willingly leave their comfortable bed to go sleep on a lumpy grass floor in a cold tent? While certain camping experiences will never be fun, they don’t need to ruin your attitude towards camping. Focusing on the positive experiences can change a bad trip into a great one. Here are my tips on how to enjoy cam

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The Importance of Good Hiking Shoes

Quality hiking shoes or boots are one of the best things you can add to your arsenal of camping equipment and gear. I found out first-hand just how important they can be. Below I will share with you the importance of good hiking shoes. Hiking Boots are Called Hiking Boots for a Reason Some friends and I decided that we were going to do a day hike out to the bridge to nowhere in Azusa Canyon, Cal

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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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Louisiana Camping: Be Careful where you Drop your Fishing Line

It was beautiful summer morning and my family and I were in 3 mile Bayou Melville, Louisiana camping. I was enjoying being at our camp with all the kids, fishing off the pier.  It got too quiet, so I decided I had better check. I walked down to the bayou.  Everything looked great.  My oldest step-daughter and her brother and my son all were fishing.  The youngest, a six year old girl, was stan

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Pitch Without the Itch: How to Avoid Bugs When Camping

Insects love me.  It’s all to do with smell.  They are attracted to the carbon dioxide we breathe out and the lactic acid in our sweat.  This explains why I am so irresistible to horseflies during a hot climb.  After a week of back-packing I used to count more than 40 bites which I scratched for the rest of the summer and have the scars to prove it.  Here are some tips on how to avoid bugs

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