Camping Tips


10 Beginner Camping Tips You Must Know

Sponsored ad Basic Camping Tips for Camping Beginners Preparing for your first camping trip can be overwhelming for camping beginners, but these 10 basic camping tips will help guide you to the answers to a lot of these camping questions. What to take? How much to take? Do you need […]

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How to Keep Animals Out of Your Camp [VIDEOS]

Sponsored ad   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 […]


The Essential Campsite Camping Gear You Need

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Top 3 Tips to Get Ready for a Camping Trip

Sponsored ad 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 […]


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

Sponsored ad 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 […]

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Winter Camping Gear

Winter Camping Checklist

Sponsored ad Winter Gear and Equipment List 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

Sponsored ad 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 […]

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What Do I Need to Go Camping With Kids

Sponsored ad Camping with kids is… …more fun, and more work. Camping Kids Tent and Bear 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 […]


How to Make a Play Camping Teepee with Ropes

Sponsored ad 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 […]

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Campfire Story Telling Tips

Sponsored ad Campfire Story Time – Tips and Tricks“How to tell a scary campfire story” A good campfire story is one of those traditional camping activities that kids love, and the better the story teller – the better the kid’s enjoyment. A good story teller doesn’t do 5-minute monotone recitations […]


Best Cooking Campfire Layout

Sponsored ad 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. […]

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Poison Ivy Pictures

Sponsored ad 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! Spring Poison Ivy Summer Poison […]


Camping Checklist for Kids, Toddlers, and Babies

Sponsored ad 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 […]

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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

Sponsored ad 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 […]

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How to Choose a Good Camping Tent – Features

Sponsored ad         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, […]


Free Downloads: Camping Tips, Menus, Food Lists

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How to Make Cowboy Coffee

Sponsored ad Use two tablespoons of fine grind coffee, (or auto-drip grind), per 8oz of water *The finer grind will allow more flavor extraction in less time, and the finer coffee grinds will sink to the bottom easier than more coarse grinds that float more.  Pour your measured amount of […]


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How to Pick A Campfire Coffee Pot

Sponsored ad Essential Campfire Cooking Gear 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 camping coffee […]