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Preparing to go Camping with Kids

So, you’re planning a family camp trip. If you’ve been camping before, you at least know the camping basics. If you’ve never camped before and/or you’ve never camped with children, planning this trip might seem a little daunting. For a lot of people, love of camping comes gradually and under the right conditions. You’ll want your kids to have an especially good time if you have hopes to

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Camping: Go Prepared

A camp trip can be great fun for the whole family. That is, if you are properly prepared for absolutely anything, because a wonderful vacation can easily become a horrible nightmare. You can have a nature-filled adventure or a disaster-filled mess. Make sure when camping you go prepared. The first thing to remember is that you will be outside, so you will have to deal with all that the outdoors

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A Camping Misadventure: The Perfect Failures

Mmmm camping. The crisp pine-cone incense surrounds me, the feel of forest floor between my toes, the mystery of freshly falling fog… Smudge. Five-year-old Leslie walks across my perfect picture with our mud-pawed retriever, Rocky, in tow. With twinkling jade eyes and a smile that’s too pure to pay for, he exclaims, “We’re going camping!” We? I hope Mom and Dad knew what they were

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10Apr2019
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Camping in Collegiate Peaks, Colorado

“I look like a skanked-out mouse,” my sister complained after two days without a shower. At that comment we both started to laugh. Dampened but not Deterred: Camping in Collegiate Peaks This past summer my sister and I went camping the Collegiate Peaks in Colorado. It was our first time backpacking. Everyone seemed pretty impressed that two young, inexperienced girls road-tripped it out to C

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Tips for Camping: Be Careful and Have Fun

Camping can be fun, but only if you know how to stay safe. Here are some tips for camping to get you through a delightful time in the wilderness: Tips for Camping: Guidelines When finding a clearing to set up camp, make sure it is free of ant piles, animal waste and fallen logs Dig a hole and bury all wastes, such as unfinished food and human waste -bury wastes away from the camp area so a

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Plan and Prepare for Your Camping Trip

A camper's delight can easily start off on the wrong foot if proper planning is not undertaken. My favorite experiences  in nature always start off with the right planning. No one wants to start a trip and realize halfway that the car is out of oil, or that when you've gotten to your perfect spot, you discover that you've forgotten the bug spray. Minor annoyances can add up quick; and enough of t

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Camping Nevada in Winter: Don’t Just Say It, Do It

I was a Martial Arts Instructor. As such, we tried to keep our students interested in this activity through participation in various events. Almost every month we had movie nights or contests. Our fearless owner even suggested a camping trip. He suggested we go on a camping trip to the Valley of Fire, Nevada in October. This gave us until the end of the year to plan this camping event. Thus, our t

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Camping for Girls: Peeing Outside

You’re on a camping trip. The sunset was stunning and for the first time in months you were able to watch it. Out here in the woods, the peaceful evening settles over you as you and your friends sit around a camp fire exchanging childhood memories, silly ghost stories and a few cold beers from the cooler someone was smart enough to remember. It’s perfect, you're in paradise, not even the mosqu

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