Redefine Camping: 11 Non-Traditional Camp-Outs Across the Country

July 27th, 2017
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Camping is by far one of the best ways to connect with nature and build priceless memories with friends and family.  Tent camping and RV'ing are two of the most popular camping styles.  Although both are very different, they both hold great benefits and perks everyone can enjoy.  However, across the country, campers are branching out and experimenting with exciting and non-traditional camping styles.  These unique camping experiences completely change the way ...

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11 Easy Camping Recipes to Try This Summer

July 24th, 2017
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Summer camping doesn't have to mean hot dogs for dinner every night. There are lots of recipes you can prepare and cook, whether you're glamping in an RV or roughing it in a tent.

Here are 11 easy camping recipes to try this summer:
1. One-Pot Pasta Bolognese
Don't like to do a lot of prep work or clean up? This recipe is perfect for you. Brown the meat in a deep ...

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10 Drinks to Enjoy While Sitting by the Campfire This Summer

July 17th, 2017
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Summer means hitching up the RV and going camping with friends and family. Possibly the best part of camping is enjoying a warm campfire, as campfires provide the perfect place to wake up in the morning and to unwind at the end of a long day. However, when you do go camping this summer, it is important not to forget to pack fun drinks to enjoy while you are around the campfire. ...

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Trekking Through Yosemite and the Gold Country: 5 Awesome Hikes You Shouldn’t Miss

July 12th, 2017
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Yosemite National Park, and surrounding area, is famous for its breathtaking panoramic views, rich history, and intimate encounters with nature.  No trip to the California wilderness is complete without a visit to this beautiful nature preserve.  One of the best ways to fully enjoy this destination is through one or more of its unique nature trails or scenic backpacking hikes.
Half Dome and the Mist Trail

Distance: 14-16 miles (round trip)
Difficulty: ...

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10 Uses For Honey That Don’t Involve Eating It

June 30th, 2017
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There are few people whose taste buds aren't tempted by the rich golden substance called honey. In some developing parts of the world, people even risk their lives to get it from hives in the wild! In fact, honey has been a delicacy among people from every corner of the globe for thousands of years. And although honey is prized for its ability to sweeten our tea, drizzle over warm toast or ...

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8 Tips for Taking Nighttime Pictures With Your Smartphone

June 23rd, 2017
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Nighttime photography may seem like a daunting task, but it really is accessible to most people with the right tips and tools. Here are 8 tips to help you shoot photos of that nighttime camping scene next time you are out under the stars all on the smartphone already in your pocket.
1. Use all available light
Your phone will need at least a small amount of light to focus. Whether this ...

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12 Great Books to Read on the Road this Camping Season

June 6th, 2017

These 12 books will make you laugh, cry, and wonder. Some are about journeys, real or imagined. Some remind us how incredible this country is as we travel her parks and highways. All of them are perfect books to read on the road.
1. Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, And Dying In The National Parks
by Andrea Lankford
For 12 years, Andrea Lankford had one of the best jobs in the world, she ...

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Planning Your Memorial Day Meals

May 23rd, 2017
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With Springtime just around the corner, it's the perfect time to start planning for a Memorial Day campout or picnic. These yearly trips are perfect for bonding with family and friends and relaxing out in nature. If you're struggling to find the perfect weekend recipes for your group, consider this easy camping meal plan. Arm yourself with these simple and delicious recipes to make the most out of your weekend camping trip.
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20 Essential Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Camping Dad

May 19th, 2017

Summer is just around the corner, and that means camping season is nearly here. Help Dad start the camping season out right with one of these great camping gift ideas.
1. Eno DoubleNest Hammock
There is no better way to relax than lounging in a hammock at camp. String the hammock between two trees and take a well-deserved nap after a long day of exploring. Plus, the Eno DoubleNest has room for ...

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19 Reasons to Get Outside this Spring

May 15th, 2017
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Have you ever wondered why people who spend time in nature call it "the great outdoors?" It is easy to spend most of our life inside and miss the opportunity to experience the beauty that nature provides us. But, Spring is the perfect time to soak in some Vitamin D and take in some fresh air. Here are 19 great reasons to get outside this Spring!
1. Nature really is beautiful
Springtime ...

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