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RobertAnnis/05-06-2022

Outdoor gear is constantly improving, but is that reason alone to upgrade?   There are two main camps of people when it comes to gear: Folks wearing puffy jackets covered in duct-tape patches who see buying new equipment as a moral failing and those people who consider seasonal gear guides as holy scriptures on the level of the Bible or Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire and want the latest and greatest of everything.   I’ve written dozens of gear reviews over the years, so I know the all...

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user-avatarBMcCoy/05-03-2022

Breaking Bread: Campfire Style One of my favorite things about camping is the food. My husband loves to cook over an open fire. And everything tastes better when cooked and eaten outside. We own several dutch ovens and iron skillets. They are perfect for outside cuisine. From pot roast to cobbler, we have honed our recipes and tricks. There is nothing like coming in from a day on the boat, kayaking, hiking or exploring, and eating a campfire meal. Those campfire meals are always better with fami...

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user-avatarAlice/04-25-2022

North Carolina is home to some fabulous state parks. Although iconic parks like Jockey’s Ridge , Carolina Beach , Hanging Rock , and Grandfather Mountain earn most of the outdoor love in the Old North State, NC is actually home to 34 parks, four recreation areas, and three staffed state natural areas, all of which fall under the North Carolina State Parks umbrella.  Whether you need some inspiration for a quick day hike or a week-long outdoor get-away, here are five often-overlooked North C...

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user-avatarjenpeng/04-19-2022

In March 2022, I embarked on a 10-day road trip across California, Nevada, and Utah with a group of friends. They were towing a new Winnebago off road travel trailer with their truck, while the rest of us camped in tents. Having a trailer really expanded our camping options, as we were able to take advantage of dispersed camping in several locations. It was an active trip of hiking, climbing, mountain biking, and exploring many of the geological wonders found along our route. Overall, it was a f...

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user-avatarBMcCoy/04-19-2022

Be Still, Be Quiet and Breathe Psalm 46:10- He says, "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth." When I was a child, my extended family often met down by the river in Tennessee for family campouts. We would swim, water ski, fish all day, then cook over the fire and play music in the evening. I always enjoyed those trips with my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. There is nothing like family voices singing in harmony by the campf...

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IanJohnson/04-14-2022

In the past few years, camping has become quite popular in different parts of the UK. With too many campsites to choose from, it might be rather challenging to determine the camping site that might be ideal for you, especially if you are camping in the UK for the first time. While planning for a camping trip to the UK might seem like a challenging task, it can be quite easy with the right information.  To make your trip epic, we are going to show you how you can get the best out of your cam...

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EmoryOakley/03-24-2022

The pandemic has changed the way we interact with the world as well as the way we work. Many people have switched from a regular Monday to Friday 9 to 5 work week for more freelance work or gig work. But can we make a living writing? And what can we do to survive as a freelancer during such challenging times?  I started as a freelance writer approximately a year before the first lockdown in Canada, so I had already begun to adjust to remote work. However, I suddenly lost access to my social...

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user-avatarCampingfeed/03-05-2022

I recently went to Åre, located in the middle of Sweden, with a couple of friends skiing. It was a pretty unexpected trip because we bought our train tickets the day before we went. Even though it was a little stressful it’s still those spontaneous trips that are my favorites. This one was one of them. The train to Åre from Stockholm took about 8 hours or so but we were lucky because we found some seats with a table so we were actually able to play some board games on our way there. This made th...

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user-avatarRobert/02-25-2022

My dad used to tell me there are two kinds of RV owners, those that have had flat and those that will. Get a TPMS for peace of mind because all RV owners should use them. Imagine towing a thirty-foot towable RV and one of the tires starts dropping pressure on a long haul trip across the southern states. When you fuel up you think it looks a little low, but you get distracted by the kids and forget to check the pressure before pulling across some already hot roads. The road you’re on is worn so t...

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user-avatarCampingToolsTips/02-24-2022

Are you worried about an upcoming camping trip with kids? Or perhaps, you’ve taken them before and the situation was less than ideal. Camping with kids can be a challenge, but the fun you have and the memories you make, make it all worth it.  When unprepared, camping can turn from “fun time away” to “weekend nightmare.” However, when you are prepared, you can have a great time no matter if the children with you are young and playful or “too cool” teens. We have provided 30 tips to help you ...

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