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There are some dangers that campers should beware of. Warnings that everyone needs to understand and heed. When choosing a camping site, you must investigate the area for potential hazards.  Everyone in the south knows the rhyme, “three leaves, beware of these.” Poison ivy, poison oak, and other poisonous plants have three leaves. It is also advised that you check your chosen camping area for other dangers also.  Claw marks on trees can mean bears. Rubbing marks on three can mean deer....

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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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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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You love camping and you love your dog so of course, you want to take your furry friend along. Camping with your dog(s) is a fun adventure and helps make the camping experience complete with the whole family present. It also beats having to leave your dog with a friend or at a kennel while you’re gone.  Bringing your dog along on a camping trip adds a brand new element of fun to your adventure but it can turn your trip into a terrible experience if not properly prepared. Taking my experienc...

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This trip took a lengthy amount of driving to get to our destination, crossing multiple state lines and thousands of miles to ultimately get from Atlanta to Boulder. This presented itself as a challenge but my friends and I were up for the task. Our first day of driving was 13 hours, where I picked up the three friends that were tagging along, and we knocked out most of our driving in one day seeing a variety of sights. For starters, we took a detour through Memphis, Tennessee to see the massive...

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The first real night of our Colorado trip, we spent in Boulder, Colorado. In preparation for actually camping in Rocky Mountain Natl Park, we stayed at the Foot of the Mountain Hotel where we spent a couple of days preparing for our camping trip. First, we explored historic downtown Boulder and did some souvenir shopping, and picked up our necessary gear. I purchased Black Diamond microspikes to help with the hike we will do in the coming days. To help warm up I indulged in some spiced apple cid...

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When I was younger I thought camping was just sleeping in a tent at a campground. But, over the years, I’ve been able to find more adventures and have been able to explore many different types of camping. Here’s what I’ve experienced so far. Tent camping  The tried and true form of camping. I have so many fond memories of tent camping. Waking up and having my morning cup of coffee by the fire. Watching friends and family roll out of their tents as the world begins to wake up. Climbing back ...

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If you’re like me, nothing touches the soul quite like the reminder of the way you feel when you're in the great outdoors. When I’m out in nature with family and friends I feel grounded as if all is well. Sometimes when I’m in the “real” world and the stresses of life are upon me I need to lean on my past experiences to help me feel at peace.  For those of you who feel the same, I wanted to share some of the quotes that inspire me. None of these quotes are written by me. They’re camping quo...

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So, are you ready to go camping? Before you get your tent ready and head on out to the big outdoors, let’s make sure you know all of the basics of camping first. We covered part of it in our blog, The Beginner’s Guide to Camping Part One - so if you haven’t read that one yet, go check it out! At Camping Tools, we want you to feel relaxed, prepared, and excited for your next camping trip. That’s why we’ve come up with the ultimate basic camping guide for you so that you can feel safe and ready to...

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