Easy Halloween Decoration Ideas for Your Campsite

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Get ready to take your fall camping up a notch this year with these easy ideas for decorating your campsite and golf cart! We love camping in the fall, and one of the reasons for that is that many campgrounds have a lot of different activities revolving around Halloween. At any given campground during the months of September and October you are almost guaranteed to find trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, costume contests, site decorating contests, golf cart parades and more.  It’s a great time to enjoy a long weekend away from the hustle…

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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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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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Camping by the Numbers: How Much Does it Cost to Camp?

The best part about camping is going back to the basics and spending time outside with friends and family. But for beginners, the cost of collecting essential camping gear can be daunting, especially because there are so many options these days. We ran the numbers on three different camping scenarios to help new campers get a sense of what it really costs to camp in 2018. Keep in mind, though, pricing further varies by the campground region you select, the time of year you travel and the number of people you bring along.…

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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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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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The Weirdest Sleeping Bag We’ve Seen Yet

Finally! A two-person sleeping bag that is shaped like a giant pair of jeans! What a time to be alive! The actual name for this bizarre sleeping contraption is “The Super Big Wrapped in Warmth Happy Furry Jeans Sleeping Bag.” Good luck remembering that after a few beers around the campfire. It’s made by a Japanese company called Felissimo and retails for $696. Believe it or not, there are actually a few things we like about this Paul Bunyan sleeping bag. First, the bottoms zip open if you get too hot. If you’re…

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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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Endless Summer: Warm Weather Winter Camping Getaways

It’s that time of year when many of us in the northern hemisphere begin to pack away our camping gear and trade our outdoorsy adventures for slightly more cozy indoor endeavors. But there’s no need to lose out on a whole camping season. These year-round warm weather camping destinations will keep your campfire burning even during the coldest winter nights. So don’t pack away that camping gear just yet, here are some warm weather camping getaways across the country calling for you to pitch your tent or park your RV no matter the date…

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