Around The Campfire

“The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another. It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness.” Henry David Thoreau

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RV Discussions

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity” ― John Muir

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Tent Camping

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.” – Dave Barry

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Camping Tips & Hints

"Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. None of Nature's landscapes are ugly so long as they are wild." John Muir

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Camping Recipes

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti

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Community

Ten Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Fall Camping Trip

Ten Things to Keep in Mind When Planning a Fall Camping Trip

The fall is a wonderful time of year to go camping. Not only are temperatures starting to cool down after the heat of summer, but the leaves are changing and the world is full of beauty. To make sure your fall camping trip is as enjoyable as possible, keep these ten things in mind during the planning process: 1. Check …

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Choosing a Safe and Comfortable Campsite

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Nothing compares to camping out under the stars but just because you are roughing it doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. There is an option between unrolling a sleeping bag on the hard ground and holing up in a hotel, you just have to find it. Keep reading to learn how to choose a campsite that is both safe and …

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My Tent Camping Checklist

My Tent Camping Checklist

It is virtually impossible to create a camping checklist that will work for everyone. We all have different preferences for how we like to camp. Some folks backpack and camp along the trail, while others (like me) prefer car camping at a campground. I tend to prefer state parks, especially if they have hiking trails and a river or lake. …

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Exploring Your State Parks

Exploring Your State Parks

When is the last time you explored your local state parks? Often times I find that people don’t realize how many state park activities are right in their own area. Take the time to explore your state park to find out what services they provide. As an example, in Texas, many of the parks even offer free fishing equipment that …

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Make Your Campsite More Comfortable

Six Simple Tips to Make Your Campsite More Comfortable

There is nothing better than spending a weekend in the great outdoors. Just because you want to “get away from it all,” however, doesn’t mean that you can’t be comfortable while you do it. You don’t have to go so far as to buy a camper that costs as much as a small house, but there are some simple things …

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Prepared for an Emergency While Camping?

Are You Prepared for an Emergency While Camping?

Camping is the perfect way to experience the natural beauty of the great outdoors while taking a break from the hectic pace of daily life. Airing out your tent and sleeping bag or pointing the RV toward the furthest horizon allows you to reconnect with nature and explore sights more awe-inspiring than your dreams. Emergencies – of any type – …

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Stay Safe When Camping at a New Location

How to Stay Safe When Camping at a New Location

Camping is an activity that the beckons you to roast marshmallows, sightsee the wilderness and pass the night sharing stories by the campfire with family and friends — what’s not to love? But while spending a few days exploring the outdoors can be adventurous and thrilling, it’s essential to maintain your safety throughout your travels, too. While navigating your way …

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Creating a Camper Maintenance Schedule

The Care and Keeping of a Camper: Creating a Camper Maintenance Schedule

Congratulations! You’ve got a brand new (or new to you) camper or RV, and you’re ready to adopt the camper lifestyle. You may have dreamed of this day for years, mentally getting ready for a life on the road, but if you want that dream to be a reality, you’ve got some work to do. Your new home away from …

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Light My Fire

Light My Fire - Everything You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Campfires

When you think of camping, what comes to mind? Scenes of nature, relaxation and, of course, the iconic campfire. Even if you’re RVing, building a campfire is one of the “must do” activities on many campers’ lists. If you’ve never built one – or it’s been years since you’ve had your last campfire – you might be stunned to know …

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How to Plan a Large Group Camping Trip

How to Plan a Large Group Camping Trip

Small, intimate camping trips can be fun, but there’s nothing quite like a big group camping trip for really making memories. Unfortunately, planning them can also easily turn into a logistics nightmare unless you’ve got some help with the coordination. That’s what we’re here for. Here are a few tips and tricks that can make your group camping trip one …

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