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Renting vs Purchasing Camping Equipment and Supplies

I have been camping for many years now and over time have had the opportunity to purchase much of the gear that I have needed for our adventures. As someone who camps often, I feel confident that when purchasing something to be used when camping, it will get plenty of use. This was not always the […]

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  • Updated January 29, 2017
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Best Camping Shower Tent

Though I love to camp and can spend weeks in a tent, I admit that I like to be clean. Having a river or lake to jump into during a long camping trip helps, but as someone who is very active while camping, the opportunity to use soap every few days is preferred.   As […]

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Best Camping Table

Over the years my very creative husband has “created” his own tables at the campsite we frequented in order to meet his needs. As someone who loves to cook, he will typically have a number of dishes in process even when camping, making a preparation area important. I would like to help make things easier for […]

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10 Camping Grill Recipes

When I camp with my family our days are usually pretty action-packed, which means that we build a big appetite. As someone who does not enjoy cooking even with the modern conveniences I have in my house, the idea of feeding those big appetites can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, I have some recipes that taste great, […]

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Best Bear Spray Reviews

If you spend a lot of time outdoors it is likely that you consider the wildlife that you are sharing the wilderness with. While it is always a thrill to see deer while on a hiking trail or at a campsite, the idea of encountering a bear while out exploring nature can be scary. I admit […]

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Camping at Crater Lake National Park

With plans to explore Oregon after the redwoods of California, we had settled on camping near Mount Hood. I was hoping to explore the Bend area and was looking for a place where we could camp nearby for a night or two before reaching the Mount Hood Wilderness. As I was pouring over maps of […]

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  • Updated March 1, 2017
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How to Prepare for Camping Solo

Having camped with as many as four kids, I admit there is something nice about a solo camping trip, where I can enjoy a little quiet time and relax among nature. Preparing for a solo adventure is different than when you plan to camp with others; the following post will outline how to prepare for […]

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Camping Near Ouray, Colorado

​  When my husband and I learned that we would have a few days to ourselves without the kids, we knew that we wanted to spend the time camping and exploring a new area of the wilderness. We love camping with our kids, however it is nice to enjoy the relative quiet of camping on […]

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  • Updated March 1, 2017
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10 Camping Recipes for Kids

I love bringing my kids camping. There is really nothing like watching them explore the outdoors and get caught up in the wonder of the wilderness. Preparing meals has often been a challenge, however. My son is a good eater who will eat just about anything that you prepare. My daughter, not so much. During […]

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