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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Top 10 Campfire Games for Friends and Family

Whether it’s an overnight trip with the family or a week-long adventure with friends, the camping experience offers equal parts action and relaxation. After a long day cruising the lake, fishing in the river or hiking the trails, it’s time to come together at the campground. In fact, some of your best camping memories will likely be formed during those down times around the campfire without the distractions of modern city life. As the fire warms and glows, there isn’t much to do other than talk, laugh, play music, look up at the stars and…

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