8 Ways To Stay Warm While Camping In Cold Weather

Don’t let the cool temperatures of the fall season keep you from getting out and camping.  There are great advantages to “cold season” camping, including fewer people, fall colors, and seeing areas in different seasons, to name a few. With some preparation, most people can stay comfortable in cooler temperatures and keep on adventuring! Don’t let a little cold weather keep you from enjoying your adventures! (Photo by TC Wait) 1. No cotton next to your skin. Cotton holds moisture and is not at all warm.  Natural fibers like silk and wool are…

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20 Camping Hacks From Experts

1. Pack the bottom of your sleeping bag with dry clothes. If snuggling up to a bottle of hot water goes against your better judgment, try some dry clothes instead. They will soak up any moisture in the bottom of your sleeping bag and keep your favorite feet warm. 2. Line your pack with a heavy-duty garbage bag. Use garbage can science to help keep your stuff dry. Line your backpack with a plastic garbage bag and fill ‘er up. 3. Keep one pair of your socks safe. Learn to…

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12 Tips for camping in the rain.

Rain happens. But there’s no need to let it ruin your camping experience. Here are some tips for camping in the rain to help you stay happy and dry when the liquid sunshine starts falling from the sky. 1. Find the Right Tent Site Choose a campsite with a little elevation that’s not beside a river or lake. It isn’t fun to wake up in three inches of water during a downpour. Even better, if your tent faces the morning sun, it’ll be easier to coax yourself out of your…

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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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15 Camping Skewer Recipes to Make Over Your Campfire

Whether you call them kebabs, kabobs, or just plain skewers, these grillable meals-on-a-stick are perfect for camp cooking. Just get the campfire going, prepare your skewers, and then toss them on the fire. Minimal prep work, no dishes to clean up and loads fire-roasted of flavor!   Below we’ve compiled a list of amazing kebabs recipes for you to try out the next time you go camping or what to fire up the backyard grill. But first, a few reasons why kebabs are the best and some gear to get…

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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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