How to Dress for Summer Camping

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To make the most of a few days at camp the right clothing is essential. You probably already have everything you need, but I have put together a few tips to help you plan even if camping is something that is a new experience for you.  Some basic principles are your guide: layers, the right … Read more

Top 5 Places for the Best RV Camping in Oregon

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There are so many different landscapes and natural treasures in Oregon that planning a trip can be daunting. This article explores 5 top destinations for RV camping, each in a different part of this large and sprawling state: Whalers Rest RV & Camping Resort: Newport, OR Mazama Village Campground: Crater Lake, OR Mallard Creek Golf … Read more

How to Pack a Backpack for Camping

If you think you can just “stuff” a pack willy-nilly like a suitcase, you will regret it. There really are few things worse than having to unpack mid-trail and spend your valuable outdoor time fussing with gear.  Do it right before your trip and you’re going to get more enjoyment out of your camping experience. … Read more

Camping Gear List: Things to bring in 2021

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Making a camping gear list is an important part of planning for an enjoyable camping trip.  Think of your camping gear list is a living document. Instead of just making a list and checking it off for the upcoming trip, plan on keeping the list. When you get home and unpack, make note of the … Read more

How to Plan a Camping Trip: 3 easy tips

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Camping is a great way to unplug from the hectic modern world and reconnect with nature and our friends and loved ones. Good planning will help you be prepared for your trip so you can spend your down time having fun rather than agonizing over what you forgot to pack.  This article is a start … Read more

How to Keep Food Cold While Camping

One of my favorite parts about camping is celebrating with great food and cold drinks. I like to have everything I need for a few great meals for the whole crew, cooked over the fire, cowboy style.  Over the years I have refined my system to make the most of limited cooler space and limited … Read more

5 Basic Tips So You’ll Never Get Lost in the Woods

Did you know that camping is a wonderful activity you could do with your friends and your family? It’s not only good exercise for your body; it also provides you with peace of mind. There is no question that camping is fun and exhilarating – but alongside the thrill also comes the risk of getting … Read more

How to Set Up a Camping Hammock

Why hammocks? What is the big deal about hammocks you say? Is this just a gimmick that those people that just have to stand out are into, or are there real advantages? Comfort – Hammocks can be great, once you learn what hang works for you. It is an art not a science, and some people … Read more

How to make your camping experience simple and comfortable

I’m sure we have all been there… took the wrong gear, the wrong clothes … Couldn’t build a tent because one of the poles were missing… Forgot tools how to make fire and everything got wet because you pitched your tent at the lowest part of the campsite. Camping can indeed be very miserable, if … Read more

How to Start a Campfire the Easy Way

There are a million ways to start a fire. Some are faster than others, some are more efficient than others. Some are even cheaper than others. No matter the method, If you put the right amount of heat on a combustible object you will eventually start a fire. I say eventually because the whole turning … Read more