Experience

30Jul2020
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Poem: Camping is the Life for Me

Oh Camping is the life for me, camping by the sparkling sea, under the mangrove tree Oh Camping is the life for me, being with the family, singing songs and playing happily Oh Camping is the life for me, going outside to have a pee, experiencing nature free Oh Camping is the life for me, hot and tasty food for tea, sleeping soundly like a baby Oh Camping is the life for me, flooded by the

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Being Rocked to Sleep by a Bear While Camping

One of the many camping trips my family took every summer was especially memorable. It's not every time you encounter with a bear while camping. Each time we would try various campgrounds all over Minnesota; the only prerequisite being that the sites we pitched our tent had to be within walking distance to a lake for fishing and swimming. Encounters with a Bear while Camping at Potato Lake in

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Ohiopyle State Park: Pennsylvania’s Outdoor Mecca

This is a guest post by Jennifer from "Hiking Along”. Jennifer is an avid outdoor enthusiast and explorer. She loves getting her kids, along with other children, outdoors in Washington DC. She runs group hikes for kids in the area, helping them learn and appreciate all that nature has to offer. For years, I have heard many great stories and comments about Ohiopyle State Park in Southweste

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If Camping: Leave Your Heels at Home

It has been nearly forty-five years since my first and only camping trip, but I remember it as if it were yesterday! My best camping tip would be, if camping: leave your heels at home! I had been invited by a very special young man and his parents. All I had ever known about camping was that there were no showers - and that there were plenty of bugs! I accepted the invitation and immediately bega

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02Jul2020
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Camping as a Lifestyle

One February morning, high in the Colorado Rockies, not far from Aspen, I stared at the ceiling of my $500 per month bedroom that I rented in my friend's trailer. The room had no closet, no bedroom door and the temperature that morning, inside the room, was twenty degrees. It was time to bust a move! This is my experience on camping as a lifestyle. The Search for New Accommodation "I could live

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Camping at the Bay of Fundy: A Series of Unfortunate Events

The year was 1980, the family was camping at the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, Canada in a 1977 Chevy campervan. The day was beautiful, sunny, warm, safe and secure....Until a thunderstorm dropped in - and I do mean dropped. A Series of Unfortunate Events First a crack of lightening, then the thunder caught up, the pelting rain deluged.  My husband was fishing, license free, in the crystal clear w

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Camping in Wells Gray Provincial Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Who would have thought by Googling "Where is it sunny in Vancouver" we'd find the best Park closer to Vancouver, BC then Banff, AB. It was raining in Vancouver as usual...and we wanted to getaway and go camping. We discovered that Wells Gray Provincial Park wasn't as grey as the name indicated. We drove 5 hrs up into Wells Grey Provincial Park to the Clear Water Lake Campsite. On the way we saw a

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14Jun2020
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On the USA Border

In 2007, I had the pleasure of working for the Southwest Conservation Corps, based out of Tucson, Arizona USA. For three whole months I worked and camped throughout the Arizona desert on the USA border. Our small team of eight people would pitch tents for 12 day stints. We got to learn a lot about each other, ourselves, and the harsh, yet beautiful, desert during that time. Discarded Past, Hopes

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