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Camping at Keuka State Park NY: Making Memories in the Rain

The wholesome family experience of camping is not limited to clear starry nights and chasing fireflies. In 2004, a stormy night on a hill gave camping a whole new perspective for this mom from New York. Jackie was determined to make camping a part of her children’s lives. School was still in session and preparations had begun several weeks earlier. Jackie booked a tent-site for a weekend in l

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Camping with Family

You are prepared and informed.  You’ve packed and you’ve planned. The only thing left to do is to get you and your family out the door and to actually, well, camp. If you're not feeling overly prepared read the article Preparing: Camping with Kids and Safety for Kids Before Camping. Here are some more camping with family tips to help you have a smooth journey, have fun cook-outs, what to do w

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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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Need to Pee While Camping? Use a Traveljohn Urinal Bag

A Woman's Worst Nightmare: Peeing Outside Many women get anxious about camping because they worry about how they will manage a night-time visit to the toilet. If you are pregnant or menopausal this is a real anxiety. While many campsites have toilet blocks, those who prefer more wild camping are at a disadvantage if they need to go to the toilet during the night. Apart from the weather (who wants

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Camping Memories: The Beauty of Camping

In our dimly lit basement I recently opened a photo journal; instantly, I was transported back to the time when my children were eleven and fourteen. The journal was full of so many great camping memories! Pulling a beat up camper trailer behind our truck, we set off to experience as many national parks as we could in one summer. I planned to infuse history, geography, geology and nature into my c

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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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Oceanside Camping Trip

My family of 5 are avid campers. We go at least five times every summer to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina for a mountain getaway from school and work. This year I had my oldest daughter graduate high school on the same day that my baby girl turned 13 and I wanted to do something special for this auspicious occasion. I made the mistake of asking the family what they wanted to do to cele

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Campsite Catering: Keeping Healthy With Campfire Cooking

Who says campsite food has to be unhealthy? While most of us associate campfire food with roasted marshmallows and tasty sausages, it’s possible to stick to strict diets and healthy eating habits even when you’re in the wilderness. Figuring out what to pack for a camping trip is always a challenge, particularly if you’re planning to cook your own meals. It’s easy to rely on instant nood

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