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21Apr2019
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Guide to Making a Campfire

When we were camping in the jungle, a campfire was one of the most important things we required to survive. A campfire can ward off wild animals, produce warmth, signal danger and cook food. Making a Campfire Campfire Preparation: The choice of location for a campfire. Tools and materials that are available around the vicinity of the camp area. The time it takes. The direction of the w

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21Apr2019
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Guide to RVing: Camping After Retirement

When we retired on Canada’s west coast and we were looking at inexpensive vacation ideas, my son mentioned tent trailers. My initial reaction was…. “I’m not going under canvas again at my age!” This all changed when I finally stuck my head inside a new tent trailer unit. You could almost live full-time in one nowadays. You have a furnace, fridge, stove; running water, electricity and

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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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A Camping Misadventure: The Perfect Failures

Mmmm camping. The crisp pine-cone incense surrounds me, the feel of forest floor between my toes, the mystery of freshly falling fog… Smudge. Five-year-old Leslie walks across my perfect picture with our mud-pawed retriever, Rocky, in tow. With twinkling jade eyes and a smile that’s too pure to pay for, he exclaims, “We’re going camping!” We? I hope Mom and Dad knew what they were

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10Apr2019
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Camping in Collegiate Peaks, Colorado

“I look like a skanked-out mouse,” my sister complained after two days without a shower. At that comment we both started to laugh. Dampened but not Deterred: Camping in Collegiate Peaks This past summer my sister and I went camping the Collegiate Peaks in Colorado. It was our first time backpacking. Everyone seemed pretty impressed that two young, inexperienced girls road-tripped it out to C

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The Art of Layering While Camping

As a child, my mother always used to bundle me up like I was an Eskimo living in the Arctic. She would start with a t-shirt, then a sweater, continued by a jacket. I always wondered why there was such a need for so many layers. I realize now the importance of layering, especially in the outdoors. Being too cold or too hot can make a camping trip miserable and potentially ruin it. In the back-co

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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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Camping for Girls: Peeing Outside

You’re on a camping trip. The sunset was stunning and for the first time in months you were able to watch it. Out here in the woods, the peaceful evening settles over you as you and your friends sit around a camp fire exchanging childhood memories, silly ghost stories and a few cold beers from the cooler someone was smart enough to remember. It’s perfect, you're in paradise, not even the mosqu

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