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How to Survive Camping With Kids

Heading out on a camping trip with your family? Are you worried about how you are going to manage living all that time outdoors with your kids? How can you possibly keep things sane when your kids comfortable environment has suddenly changed into an outdoor environment? Fear not! I have some tips on how to survive camping with your kids. Tips on How to Survive Camping with Kids: Accept the fa

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Tips to Organize Your Maps When Backpacking

I love back-packing long distance trails, but what a lot of maps to carry!  Two years ago I plotted my own ‘Coast to Coast’ route from Southport to Scarborough in England.  I needed eleven Ordnance Survey Explorer maps to cover the 200 mile walk. It goes without saying, if your maps are disorganized the maps won't help you they will hinder you. Here are my tips to organize your maps when bac

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Camping Omelettes

Are you tired of cold cereal when camping? Do cracked eggs crack you up? My tip for you covers both problems in such an easy way. Make camping omelettes, but prepare them at home. What You Need to Prepare Omelettes at Home: Eggs Cheese Use Veggies and Ingredients such as: Mushrooms Green Peppers Onions Salt and Pepper *or whatever you like to put in your omelettes. Directio

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Haste Makes Mistakes: Prepare for Your Camping Trip

I remember the time I was on a camping trip with my daughter and son-in-law.  We had planned on camping in Acadia national park in Maine, USA.  We got to the campsite in the early evening and it was just starting to get dark and beginning to rain lightly. This was in mid-September and, although it was fairly warm during the day, it had gotten pretty cool in the evening. A Nice Wet Sleep We wan

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Camping Checklists are Useful: Use Them!

I can already hear the campfire crackling, the smell of roasted marshmallows, and the trickling stream in the far off distances. Camping in the great outdoors can be an unforgettable experience for many, but it can quickly turn into the worst nightmare you’ve ever had. Camping out for a few days is not something everyone would do. Roughing it for a few days with no technology, no fast food, and

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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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Prepare When Hiking for the Unexpected

Several years ago, some friends and I went hiking for the day in the local mountains.  There was 5 of us, and our plan was to park one car at the bottom of the mountain, and the other at the top, that way we could start our hike at the top, and have an all downhill hike to the other car, down the canyon about 3 thousand feet in elevation change. This was supposed to be a day hike, as we had plann

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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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