Cast Iron Cooking: 2 Quick Recipes

Let’s talk heavy metal. Despite its weight and longer heating time, cast iron is popular with many campers because it’s inexpensive, almost indestructible and non-stick when properly seasoned. Become an iron chef with some basic cast iron knowledge and two delicious recipes. Cast Iron Cooking Basics Before you put your dinner in a cast iron […]

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10 Fun Family Reunion Games

You’ve done the impossible and scheduled a time when the whole family can get together. Make this gathering one to remember with a few family reunion games. Not only are they fun for all ages, but they’re a great way to elicit lots of laughter and create lasting memories. Make a Family Album Set up […]

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What You Need to Know for Winter Camping

The weather is harsher and the daylight hours shorter, but winter camping has rewards that you just can’t get any other time of year. With some extra gear and preparation you can enjoy the beauty and solitude that comes with camping in the snow. Follow these safety guidelines when planning your trip. 1) Don’t go […]

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What You Need to Know About Camping With Kids

As the campfire begins to die down, your child yawns one last time, rubs his eyes, and tells you how much fun he had today. Then he heads off to his tent to spend a cozy night in his sleeping bag, dreaming of what adventures the next day will bring. At least that’s the fantasy […]

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How to Make Comfort Food at Your Campsite

On a cool night around the campfire, there are few things that warm the body and soul better than comfort food. Here’s what you need to know in order to make your favorite meals at the campsite. The Tools Comfort food is usually easy to prepare, often only requiring a single pot. Here are the […]

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10 Outdoor Books for the Off-Season

Camping sets the stage for a good story. You’ve removed yourself from the daily grind, and are free from structure and time. It’s as if you’re already sitting in the lounge chair with the fire stoked, waiting for someone to put a good book in your hand. Don’t settle for any old book the next […]

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How to Start a Campfire

When you hear the word “camping,” a swirl of pleasant images immediately comes to mind. But perhaps the most iconic is the welcoming campfire. More than just to ward off the chilly night, a campfire is a place where family and friends gather to lounge and chat, roast marshmallows, or simply stare into the glowing […]

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How to Bond With Your Kids While Camping

Do you ever feel like you have to force family bonding time? At home, groans of unhappiness often accompany “distraction-free” family time. After, all, making the kids spend time with you, without the disruption of cell phones, video games or internet, is less than appealing in a plugged-in world. The fix: take your family camping. […]

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8 Reasons to Go Camping in the Fall

With the hot days of summer behind us, camping takes on a new life. Chilly mornings, perfect hiking weather and warm comfort food all come together to make fall camping a must-do for any outdoors enthusiast. If you’re not convinced, here are seven very good reasons to keep your tent out just a little bit […]

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