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Tips for Desert Camping and Hiking in the Southwest Desert USA

Camping in the deserts of the southwest USA can be a unique and rewarding experience. The stark beauty of red rock mesas and mysterious hoodoos is enchanting. But the harsh climate and terrain that defines a desert requires a few adaptations when camping. Here are my tips for desert camping and hiking. Water is Life Several years ago a Scottish Scout troop came to Arizona, and as their American

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Camping in Wells Gray Provincial Park: A Little Piece of Heaven

Who would have thought by Googling "Where is it sunny in Vancouver" we'd find the best Park closer to Vancouver, BC then Banff, AB. It was raining in Vancouver as usual...and we wanted to getaway and go camping. We discovered that Wells Gray Provincial Park wasn't as grey as the name indicated. We drove 5 hrs up into Wells Grey Provincial Park to the Clear Water Lake Campsite. On the way we saw a

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Louisiana Camping: Be Careful where you Drop your Fishing Line

It was beautiful summer morning and my family and I were in 3 mile Bayou Melville, Louisiana camping. I was enjoying being at our camp with all the kids, fishing off the pier.  It got too quiet, so I decided I had better check. I walked down to the bayou.  Everything looked great.  My oldest step-daughter and her brother and my son all were fishing.  The youngest, a six year old girl, was stan

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Beware of the Critters When Camping

Put all Your Food Somewhere Secure and Out of Reach Beware of the critters when camping! While camping a few years back in the state of Maryland my husband and I did not have anything to put all of our food items in. We had put our cold items in the ice chest, but did not think too much about leaving our other items out. These things mostly consisted of canned goods, potatoes and corn-on-the-cob.

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Garlic: The Ultimate Camping Bloodsucker Repellent

Garlic has always been recognized in myth, folklore and in Hollywood as being one of the key required ingredients to repel bloodsucking vampires.  It just may be that, hidden in all the fiction is a small grain (or even clove), of fact. It just so happens that, garlic is an insect repellant. You're On The Menu Wherever you camp in the world, living under canvas inevitably attracts uninvited gue

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Cigarettes for Jellyfish Stings

Crystal Beach, Texas is one of the hidden outdoor camping gems of the South. With Galveston only a ferry ride away, there is plenty of space on the beach to set up a tent and campfire without having to worry about being smothered by other campers. Most of the people who come to relax in a chair and splash in the water stick to the more aesthetically pleasing sand of Galveston; those who want to fi

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A Dip into Camping

There is a place in the Swiss Alps at 1400 meters of altitude with a lake surrounded by foresty hills and cliffs, Lac Taney. This lake is freezing cold, but after hiking up a very steep mountain for 40 minutes, the first thing we did after putting our camping equipment down was change into our bathing suits and jump into that lake. Our changing room was the backside of a rock that had a 270° view

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Eight Legged Creeps

When I was a little girl, I loved going to camp. There was nothing better than spending a week away from home, sleeping out under the stars, refusing to take a shower, and feeling like an adult without the parents. My mom would send me on my way with my sleeping bag, pillow, and a couple pairs of jeans and t-shirts, and I would come back a week later covered in last Sunday's dirt and good memories

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