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Checklist for Camping with Your Kids

It seems like on every camping adventure, even those where I did not bring my children, I would forget something. This is easy to do and will likely continue to happen unless I get myself organized. In fact, on a recent camping trip my husband and I realized that we had forgotten a lighter or […]

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Understanding RV Electrical Hook-Ups

While I have done a lot of camping over the years, I have never camped in an RV. There are some benefits to camping in an RV (like your own bathroom), however I admit I have always been a bit nervous about how the hook-ups work. When booking campsites, I see they are available, but […]

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Preparing Your Camp Kitchen

I admit, prior to meeting my husband I never thought about a camp kitchen, much less how to prepare one. Meals consisted of food we did not have to cook, and as our trips got longer I bought a backpacking stove to boil water and heat up canned food. Camp cooking was more like camp […]

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Places to Camp to Stay Cool in the Heat of the Summer

As we approach the month of July, it is hot outside. Reports of record temperatures abound in California, Nevada and Arizona, and the mid-west and eastern parts of the country are not immune to the heat. When the weather is like this, it is easy to want to stay indoors where it is air conditioned. […]

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  • Updated March 1, 2017
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Camp Cooking with a Dutch Oven

Some years back I had gotten a part time job for the holiday season at a retail store specializing in high end kitchen products. I had never been one for cooking and did not own any pots or pans that did not come from a thrift store. The job came with a 40% discount on […]

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Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

I am always looking for an opportunity to explore new places and spend time camping in the mountains. So it is no surprise that when planning a visit to my brother and his family in Atlanta, Georgia, I could not help but tie in a camping trip. Especially when I realized that the Great Smoky […]

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  • Updated March 1, 2017
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Health Benefits of Camping

Having just returned from a three night camping trip, I feel energized. There is something about spending time camping in nature that leads you to feeling good. There are definite health benefits to camping, both mental and physical. Twenty four hours after my return, I am still feeling great. What is it about camping that […]

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Camping trip to Glacier National Park

For some reason, Glacier National Park had been high on my list for travel. There was something about the idea of seeing a glacier that was exciting. And it being so far (a 24 hour drive) from my home made it that much more appealing. Getting there would be a challenge but that would add […]

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  • Updated March 1, 2017
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