user-avatarAlice/01-30-2023

Feeding kids can be tricky, even with all the comforts of civilization. However, when you can’t just run to the corner fast food joint to pick up their favorite chicken nuggets on a family camping trip, keeping them happy and satisfied gets even more complicated.  It can be tempting just to let hot dogs be the star of every meal on the camping menu. But hot dogs can lose their appeal pretty quickly for adult campers, plus they aren’t exactly packed with adventure-fueling nutrition.  Yo...

BradyCollins/01-05-2023

New to our community? We are here to help make sure you know how to navigate Camping.Tools seamlessly! The Camping.Tools community is one that is ready to equip members with all they need to be able to make memories that last a lifetime. Our app helps keep your camping experiences alive in one place without the worry that every person on the internet will have access. Made for campers, by campers, we promise to help keep your memories alive while also private and secure. This app is a platform o...

BradyCollins/01-05-2023

One may be surprised to learn that worldwide, people with disabilities represent a large group on par with the size of China !  Approximately 54 million Americans have at least one disability, making them the largest minority group in the nation at an estimated 20 percent of the American population. With baby boomers aging and veterans coming back from service, that number is expected to double within the next 20 years. Over the decades, US state and national parks have recognized the numbe...

user-avatarAlice/12-31-2022

Approximately 83 percent of Americans drink coffee . Those numbers prove coffee, whether enjoyed steaming hot or iced cold, is an important morning ritual for most of us. It’s easy to brew a cup at home or make a quick stop at a popular coffee shop on your way to work. However, getting a decent cup of coffee when you’re camping is a whole other story.  We give up a lot of daily pleasures when we head into the great outdoors. While most campers are willing to sacrifice hot showers, air condi...

user-avatarBMcCoy/12-13-2022

Christmas Without Camping? Christmas is a magical time of the year. The weather gets colder, and families make plans to spend time together. Good food, games, and weather-appropriate activities. Camping makes the list. Warm climates draw people to the south, and snowy climates draw people to the north. RV camps put up their Christmas lights, and the festivities begin.  In the Florida Keys, December doesn't put a hamper on outdoor excursions, but on the contrary, it is the best weather of th...

user-avatarLyzaHayn/11-21-2022

The Ozark Mountains are pure paradise for the outdoorsman. Old-growth forests, seeping springs, and high waterfalls ignite our passion. We want to go deeper here, to get dirty and bruised. Yet for many, exploring the heart of these mountains is nearly impossible.  Pockmarked with massive cave systems and high rock bluffs, these hills hold secrets that most people will never see. Exploring the deepest parts of the Ozarks is an incredibly difficult and dangerous undertaking. Sinkholes, rockfa...

EmoryOakley/11-21-2022

Best Winter Camping Destinations in the Pacific Northwest Winter camping can be daunting in many places because of freezing temperatures and snowfall. In the Pacific Northwest, where the weather is milder, winter camping is more accessible to people of differing experience levels. The thing you have to be most prepared for when winter camping in the Pacific Northwest is the rain. With colder temperatures, staying dry is essential - learn how to prepare for camping in the rain .  Looking for...

user-avatarAlice/11-20-2022

Solo camping is one way to escape the bustle of everyday life, connect with nature, and enjoy deep introspection. While camping is statistically safer than going to the grocery store, many women feel anxious about going alone.  There are universal concerns every solo camper must face, but there are some dangers unique to women adventurers. However, with some planning, preparation, and a proper mindset, there’s no reason female solo campers can’t experience refreshing solitude in nature.&nbs...

user-avatarBMcCoy/11-10-2022

Did You Know Camping is Very Popular at Thanksgiving? Campground spots are in high demand during the Thanksgiving season. Many Campgrounds require reservations up to a year in advance. Family campouts are the perfect way to spend time reconnecting with extended family and connecting to history.  It doesn't matter if you are at the beach or in the mountains, there are a lot of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Snow or sunshine both are great options. Imagine sitting by a campfire, talking about al...

BradyCollins/11-07-2022

Have you ever experienced a cracked or busted RV water line? If so, you know that regular RV winter maintenance is important! A cracked or busted pump, tank, or line could cost anywhere from hundreds to a thousand dollars to repair. “Yikes” is right! When temperatures begin to trend down, it’s vital to winterize your RV whether you plan to store your camper or take it out on a winter adventure.  We suggest paying attention to your local weather conditions and planning a winter prep session ...

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