Safety

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The Tornado Warning

The sky is pitch-black. It is 11:34 AM. I am huddled in a campground bathroom stall with my three sisters, two brothers, and the family dog. My sister is eleven, and she is sobbing because she thinks we are about to die, and she wants our parents to arrive so that she can tell my mom she’s sorry for misbehaving. Camping in the North Woods of Wisconsin, USA A Scary Scenario I am honestly not a

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Keeping Warm While Camping

Deep down I am a weather-weenie. Don’t get me wrong… I am a tough cookie in most respects. I’ll still take on an adventure in the snow, rain, or wind. BUT, take it from my experience, you’ll be much happier if you are warm on your camping trip! Tips for Keeping Warm While Camping: Layer Up: Temperature and conditions are always changing even during the summer months. The temperatures ar

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A Wet Camp is a Miserable Camp

Keeping warm and dry can make all the difference when it comes to enjoying a camping trip. Getting wet while camping can lead to being cold, uncomfortable, out of energy and just plain irritable. Whereas remaining dry can mean being warm, happy and full of energy. Camping in a remote place without the luxury of electricity can mean that there are few options for drying out clothing and sleep

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20Nov2019
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Camper/RV Inspections

I have always loved camping and when I retired, I bought a new pull type camper and a large truck. My wife and I started out on our camping voyage and were happy as a lark. We were going out west because we live in Tennessee and were looking forward to another beautiful place. We put everything in the camper that we thought we would need for the trip.  We were planning on staying about 3 weeks on

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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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13Nov2019
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Campfire Making Made Easy

This making a campfire information is from the camping pamphlets that were part of the fire kits that I made and sold during the rendez-vous that I attended in Michigan, Kentucky and have sold on Ebay and other Internet forums. Making a Campfire The Colonial Woodsmen knew that they could survive as long as they had their skinning knife and their fire making kit. "Injuns" may run off with your sh

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21Oct2019
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Camping 101 Safety and First Aid

Camping is meant to be an escape from the everyday use of modern items and technology. The "Ideal Camper" is one who is ready to take a break from the usual everyday type of activity. Camping can be a great family getaway as well. There are a few items that can be used depending on the nature of the trip. A trip that is well thought out and planned for can go relatively smoothly. On the other h

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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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