23 Crazy Cool Camping Ideas, Hacks Tips and Tricks

Camping can be so much fun, but it can also be a lot of work.  But with a little pre-planning — and these camping hacks, tips, tricks and insider tips — you can be a happy camper. From an emergency toilet, to a headlamp lantern hack, to storing medicine while camping to how to make campfire orange rolls, there is a little bit of everything included to make your camping experience even better. 1. Mason Jar Matchbox :: Craftaholics Anonymous Keep your matches dry by crafting your own Mason jar matchbox.  Using the center…

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5 Must Know Tips for Camping with Toddlers.

Are you heading out to the campground this summer with a toddler in tow?  Below you’ll find our absolute best tips for camping with toddlers. For some of you super moms out there these tips might not be new.  But over the years each one of the tips below has brought a greater sense of security and made camping with toddlers a little bit less overwhelming for us. Camping with Toddlers: Safety, Fun, and Preparation Site number on their hand This one is so simple and easy, I don’t know why everyone…

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Cozy Winter Nights Start with Coffee Cocktails

Most outdoor lovers love to start the day with coffee. While these concoctions might be a bit potent to sip while enjoying the sunrise, come those evening hours of staring into the crackling campfire, these hot coffee cocktails are just right! Go ahead. Mix up a couple of mugs for you and that special someone. Then enjoy the campfire even on the coldest nights of the winter. Double Bump Coffee Two shots of two kinds of spirits accelerate this coffee drink to where few have tread before. That’s a good…

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Top 10 Camping Etiquette Tips

Whether you are an experienced camper or planning your first camping trip, be sure to mind your manners at the campground. The following are a few suggestions from fellow outdoor enthusiasts on important camping etiquette. 1. Leave No Trace With so many folks enjoying the outdoors, it’s very important that each of us do our part to ensure we leave nothing behind that detracts from the experience of those who follow. To that end, I practice the “Leave No Trace” credo. After I have packed my camp and before I…

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5 Awesome Fall Camping Recipes

Fall symbolizes the turning of leaves, a chill in the air, and need for hearty comfort food. Camping in the fall is my absolute favorite. There is just something about waking up to the cool morning air, sitting around a campfire to keep warm and hiking through forests of autumn colored leaves. Along with all of the cliches of Fall, people tend to crave hearty, warm meals to take the edge off the brisk air. These harvest fall camping recipes will keep your campsite festive and your stomachs full! There…

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10 Reasons Why You Should Go Camping in Winter

Winter may not seem like the time to be camping but here in Australia where the temperatures do not reach unbarable lows (like Canada is -30 degrees celcius), in most places you can enjoy camping during the cooler months. There’s many advantages to camping in winter, escape the crowds and receive off-peak rates therefore saving you money and sanity! Our top 10 reasons to go camping in winter: 1. Starry, Starry Nights Look up at the winter sky on a clear night. The brilliance of the stars is breathtaking. There…

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Top 10 Tips for Campfire Safety

Enjoying the pop and hiss of a glowing campfire—not to mention the light and warmth that the fire provides—is one of the most enjoyable parts of camping. But building campfires comes with responsibility. A campfire that is not properly built, maintained and extinguished can quickly become a hazard to the people, animals and land around it. In the United States, people start nearly nine out of 10 wildfires. It’s important to understand how to safely and responsibly enjoy your campfire. These are the top 10 must-know tips for campfire safety. 1. Know…

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4 Tips For Staying Dry While Camping – Yes, It Will Rain

When you think of camping, beautiful weather and an escape from reality come to mind. The true reality of camping is that if you do it enough you will get rained on. Instead of having a miserable experience you can be prepared, and camping in the rain can be very enjoyable! Just last weekend I experienced one of the more dramatic rain camping experiences I have ever had. As we pulled into our campsite the skies looked gray. We decided to get the tent up before the rain started. As we quickly…

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Don’t Lose Your Best Friend While You’re Camping

More and more camping outings include the family dog.Camping Workshop thinks that’s great. A well-behaved dog adds a lot to any time outdoors. However, it also increases the odds of dogs being separated from their owners. If that happens, preparation will do more to ensure your dog is safely and quickly returned, than anything you can do after the fact. Training Before you take your dog on a camping trip, your dog must reliably come on command – no matter what distractions or attractions are encountered. Nearly as important is…

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