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EmoryOakley/09-23-2022

Sometimes you want to grab your things last minute and head out of the city for a night or two of camping to reconnect with nature and unwind. Unfortunately, many campsites (at least here in BC) are booked up months in advance, so it’s impossible to get a site last minute. You’re stuck trying to plan your camping trips so far in advance that you may be stuck with bad weather or other plans.  Is there another option? If you know where to find them, there are free, user-maintained campsites t...

AKwriter/08-26-2022

Seasoned campers may already know what to expect while camping in Alaska: There'll be spectacular scenery, lots of wildlife, and many of the familiar trappings of any camping experience such as picnic tables, fire pits, and an overall opportunity to live closely with nature. But Alaska packs a few notable surprises that make it stand out from other camping destinations, and a few other aspects that can be challenging if you're not prepared for them. Here's a look at some of the things that make ...

user-avatarjenpeng/08-17-2022

The Rise in Designated Dispersed Camping There’s nothing quite like camping in the great outdoors. And while some campers prefer the amenities that can be found at a developed campground, which can range from flush toilets, showers and RV hookups to even swimming pools, playgrounds and other deluxe amenities, others prefer the freedom, solitude, adventure and spontaneity to be found in dispersed camping. In some cases it’s about necessity. With the increase in required reservations at state and ...

EmoryOakley/08-17-2022

How to Prepare for Camping in the Rain I love to camp, but I live in the Pacific Northwest, where it is bound to rain, no matter the season. I actually prefer camping in late spring and early fall when campgrounds are less crowded, and there is no fire ban (campfires are the best part of camping, am I right?). So, if you’re camping in the Pacific Northwest, another rainy area, or during a rainy season, you need to be prepared for camping in the rain.  If you’re not prepared for the rain, it...

RobertAnnis/08-02-2022

I was a few miles south of Wall, South Dakota, when I finally saw the line of campers perched perilously close to a cliff ledge. After nearly two days of nonstop driving, I’d finally reached my destination, Nomad View in the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands ( https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/nebraska/recarea/?recid=30329 ).   Gnarled rock formations rise above the low plains, the remnants of geological instability 65 million years ago and continuing erosion ever since. On this unseasonab...

user-avatarLyzaHayn/07-20-2022

Canoe camping is a favorite pastime here in the Ozarks. Our pristine waterways offer an oasis on hot summer days, but planning a floating trip can get complicated if you’ve never done it before. Luckily, I’m here to help with a breakdown of everything you need to know to plan a successful float.  Here are my top 5 tips to plan your canoe camping trip: Choose An Appropriate Float Consider Logistics Bring the Right Supplies Pack Your Craft Wisely Have a Backup Plan There’s a lot more that goe...

EmoryOakley/07-12-2022

Best Camping Games for Adults When you’re camping, you’re hopefully unplugged from technology and taking some time to relax with friends and loved ones. If you’re used to always having something to do, like watching your favourite TV shows on Netflix and endlessly scrolling through social media (or whatever else occupies your time on your phone), you might find it challenging, at first, to find things to entertain yourself while in the wilderness. I’ve spent a lot of time camping, and here are ...

user-avatarBMcCoy/07-12-2022

Camping Hack Fails                                Common Christian Quips Fails When people are introduced to the great outdoors, there can be quite a bit of anxiety involved, especially if they have no experience. They may feel out of their element and uncomfortable with the unknown. Ok, so I may be describing myself about 30 years ago. See, I...

user-avatarAlice/06-29-2022

When summer hits, everyone and their brother seems to head for the beach. If you love the sun, surf, and sand, but aren’t a fan of beach crowds, Cape Lookout National Seashore could provide the breathing space you’ve been searching for.  The northern portions of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, including Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head have blossomed into touristy destinations over the past few decades. If you want a wilder, natural, more private beach adventure, you’ll want to hea...

user-avatarLyzaHayn/06-18-2022

Ready to hit the great outdoors? The Ozarks are calling your name. But planning a trip can get expensive, and you don’t want your fun to break the bank. Luckily, this region has plenty of cheap and free campgrounds to enjoy. If that sounds like your cup of tea, check out my favorite spots for all the adventure you crave at a fraction of the price.  The top 5 budget-friendly campgrounds in the Ozarks are: Erbie Campground Sam’s Throne Campground Gunner Pool Campground  South Maumee Camp...

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