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10Jul2022
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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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Camping Tips for Kids and Easy Cooking

After several years of camping with my kids I have learned a few things that should help make your next family camping trip a bit easier. Here are my camping tips for kids and easy cooking: Bring a Large Enough Camping Tent for the Kids The most important thing that you must take on a camping trip, is a tent. It must be large enough to put your bedding in, plus have enough room to move around in

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Make a Camping Checklist and Check it Twice

Whenever we go camping--we've camped across the United States from Oregon to Ohio and back--we first make a camping checklist of all the camping supplies we need to take. Prepare for the Unexpected I check things off the camping checklist once as it's packed and, a second time, in the camper to make sure it was loaded.  Sometimes I've packed things that my spouse 'forgot' to put into the camper

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02Jul2022
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Cooking With Tin Foil Camping Recipes

Tin Foil might seem an odd title for a camping article but it is my best friend when camping.  It's so versatile, I have found several ways tin foil can be of use: You can keep left overs  in it It helps keep the milk cold It keeps the kids occupied for hours inventing and modelling stuff But best of all it can be used for cooking, negating the use of pots, pans and best of all washin

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Camping With Kids: Touring the USA

Camping with kids could be either a nightmare, or an experience of a lifetime. When my boys were ages 6, 8 and 10, I loaded them up in our SUV with nothing more than a tent and a cooler, and headed west. I knew I would be camping with kids in the USA but I had no destination, no expectations or time frame. It was summer vacation and I was about making memories. In my mind, I was going to make a bi

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Four Essentials When Hiking

Camping is exhilarating and fun.  But keep it safe – especially if you have youngsters with you. Teach them now and they will cherish the lesson for life. Here are some essentials when hiking to help you prepare for your next hiking trip. Essentials when Hiking: Communication Study the area you are camping, speak to locals if you’re unfamiliar with it – get authorization if needed.  Map

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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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The Summer I Camped Like a Hippie

It was 1972 and it would be the best summer of my youth. It was the summer I camped like a hippie. I had turned twelve that year and middle school had proven to be a culture shock for me. I had never been a hip kid. I recall that was the year I had gotten my first pair of bell-bottom pants; Mother had been apprehensive about buying them - even though they had been all the rage for years and wer

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