Camping Tips


How to Keep Animals Out of Your Camp [VIDEOS]

  Bears in campsite Keep animals out of your campsiteBears, Raccoons, Skunks Keeping animals out of your campsite is easy if you follow these camping tips. Bears get all the attention, with people recommending gear like indestructible bear-safe food containers, but for the majority of campers the most common camp invaders […]


The Essential Campsite Camping Gear You Need

Basic camping equipment …Essential camping gear This camping list of basic gear and equipment will get you started. It includes the essentials needed to set-up your own campsite with the necessities, plus some suggested “nice-to-haves.” From bare essentials to “luxury” gear that will really enhance your camping enjoyment. Tip: The […]

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Camping Duffel Bags and Stuff Sacks

Top 3 Tips to Get Ready for a Camping Trip

Camping list and stuff Sacks …Camping Gear Checklist and Duffel Bags Do you have a camping list? Did you use a checklist for that big pile of camping gear and equipment on the floor? Do you know the best way to organize and pack all that gear for a camping […]


10 Essential Things You Need to Go Camping

Sponsored ad Camping list for 1st time campers …Essential camping gear You’ve been invited to go camping, (your first camping trip), and now you need to know what camping gear, (and other stuff) to bring. The BIG question – “What do I need to go camping?” What kind of clothes? […]

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How to Make Geocache Containers

Sponsored ad Geocache Containers What they are   • How to make one What to put in one   • Where to hide one Geocache containers generally come in two size categories; micro and very small – which are mostly used for Urban geocaches, and “everything else.” (as you will see below) The concept of the […]


Dutch Oven Cooking Tips and Heating Chart

How to Cook with a Dutch Oven Cast Iron Dutch Oven Cooking Campfire Heating Chart A ‘good ol’ cast iron Dutch oven is a must-have piece of cookware for experienced camp cooks, but mastering the art of using one for your camping recipes requires that you understand how to get […]


Winter Camping Gear

Winter Camping Checklist

Winter Gear and Equipment List Sponsored ad From boots to snow shovels Many winter camping gear supplies lists have a few items that you usually don’t think about – until you wish you had them. From specific cold-weather clothing to snow shovels, this camping checklist will make sure you have […]


Top 3 Camping Hat Lights Review

Essential Camping Gear LED Camping Hat Lights Review LED hat or cap lights seem to have been stigmatized by the clunky negative image of campers wearing elastic-strap head lamps, (no one admits to the hands-free convenience they provide), but they really are a completely different animal. And once you use […]


What Do I Need to Go Camping With Kids

Camping Kids Tent and Bear Camping with kids is… …more fun, and more work. The first time you take kids camping, the question; “What else do I need to take for the kids?” is more important than you think. Especially if the kids are toddlers or very young ones. They […]


How to Make a Play Camping Teepee with Ropes

The “Cheater’s” Play Camp Teepee – A Fun Camping Activities for KidsKids love to play in tents when they go camping, and this camping Teepee is a semi-disposable camping activity they can help make – and then play in. It is an easier version of the Kid’s Camping Pole-teepee activity […]

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Campfire Story Telling Tips

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Best Cooking Campfire Layout

Best cooking campfire layout The “Keyhole” campfire Cooking those delicious campfire recipes is a lot easier when you have the right campfire layout – one designed for cooking and campfire safety. A good cooking campfire is more than just a flaming pile of wood in a campfire ring. Sponsored ad […]

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Poison Ivy Pictures

Poison Ivy PicturesSummer, Spring, Fall, Winter Poison Ivy looks different in different seasons. Make sure your camping kids know what to look for, and stay away from! Start by teaching them the old Boy Scout warning: Leaves of three – Leave it be! Sponsored ad Spring Poison Ivy Summer Poison […]


Camping Checklist for Kids, Toddlers, and Babies

A Camping Checklist for the Kids Guest post by Camping Mom When you are camping with kids, especially young ones like toddlers and babies, make sure you have everything you need by using this camping checklist designed just for the kids. Experienced camping parents know how forgetting just one small […]

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What to Pack for Camping with Toddlers

Sponsored ad Packing for Camping with Toddlers and Babies Outdoor camping trips with toddlers and babies require a lot more thought than “normal” camping trips. Adults and older kids can “make-do” when something is left behind, or things don’t go according to plan – but toddlers and babies? That’s a […]


How to Pick the Best Sleeping Bag

Mummy Sleeping Bag Review The Best Sleeping Bags for Your Needs Finding the best camping sleeping bags depends more on how and when you camp than just the features of the bag. The choice is more than just traditional vs. mummy sleeping bags. So before you pull out your wallet […]

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Cabin Camping Tent

How to Choose a Good Camping Tent – Features

        Family camping tent features What Makes a Good Camping Tent Good Camping tent features you should look for. Picking a good camping tent depends mostly on your camping needs, and isn’t always an easy choice; that $100 Walmart tent looks as good as that $500 North Face tent, so which […]


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How to Make Cowboy Coffee

Cowboy Coffee … the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Just mention cowboy coffee and most people get mental pictures of cowboys or campers hunched down around a campfire with an old-time fire-blackened coffee pot bubbling over, (or in), the dancing flames. Each waiting for a delicious cup of camp […]


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How to Pick A Campfire Coffee Pot

Essential Campfire Cooking Gear Old Campfire Coffee Pots A Good Heavy-Duty Coffee Pot If you will be using a campfire for cooking, – a good campfire coffee pot is essential! Even if you use a camp stove to do most of your camping meals cooking, you will need a good […]