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The Favorite Nighttime Pastime

Stargazing while camping ranks right up there with campfires and s’mores when it comes to nighttime activities. However, if you want to make the most of stargazing while camping there are a few tips and recommendations to follow for the best possible experience. So read on and get ready for some nighttime gazing.

The Best Places to Stargaze

The best places to stargaze are areas with the least amount of light pollution. Consequently, when choosing a camping location for the best stargazing you will want to choose a place as far as possible from large cities. In addition, especially if you’re staying at a campground with others, you’re going to want to put some distance between you and that campground. Even the small amount of light pollution from campfires, lanterns, and RVs [...]

The Health Benefits of Camping Take care of yourself – go camping!

Camping is fun, an adventure, exciting, and memorable. But more than all these things, it holds incredible health benefits. Those who take the time to get away and get outside will find numerous positive effects on both their mental and physical well-being.

Reducing stress

Getting away from the day to day demands of our routine life can greatly reduce stress. Camping takes you away from the stress of traffic, a house needing repairs and the noise and bustle of the city. It is an opportunity to rest and refresh, and has an almost instantaneous effect on stress hormones.

Relational Connectedness

Camping allows you to connect relationally to others in a way that is becoming increasingly rare today. With the removal of technology and other daily distractions, [...]

Spring Camping Tips Spring Camping Essentials

At the first sight of spring, many of us are itching to get outdoors. We are all suffering from a little bit of cabin fever at this point. However, before you throw your gear in a bag and fire up the RV, there are a few pertinent tips to help guarantee your spring camping trip is a success. Camping failures tend to add to the family lore, but that still doesn’t mean we want to purposefully set out to fail.

Dry runs are important

If you’re a true outdoor enthusiast, then your Christmas wish list likely included a slew of new camping gear and gadgets. No matter how much research you did on your shiny new accessories, it is still important to do a dry run with gear at home before you [...]

RV Camping Resolutions for a New Year Resolve to get outdoors

While you’re snuggled under a blanket looking at snow covered landscapes, now is the time to plan and make resolutions for the upcoming camping season. If you want to get out there and seize the outdoors, the planning starts now. Find five great resolutions to make this spring and summer the best camping season yet.

#1 Find Camping Buddies

Want the most memorable camping experience possible? Find a group of like-minded campers to both go on adventures with, and to confer with about camping and activities. Successful camping trips involve a lot of planning and preparation. Consequently, they also become easier and more enjoyable when that load can be shared with others.

Even online camping buddies can be a big help. Look for camping groups on [...]

Stay safe around Wildlife How to practice wildlife safety

Wildlife safety is vitally important both for you and for wildlife. You should be concerned not only about your own well-being, but the preservation of the environment wildlife calls home. It is true that most wildlife prefer to avoid humans; however, wildlife will attack when they feel threatened. Before we talk about precautions for specific types of wildlife, there are a few general rules of wildlife safety to follow.

Keep your distance

Coming home with that perfect may be enticing, but when it comes to wildlife it’s important to maintain your distance. When you’re exploring, stick to trails, especially in the early morning, evening or at night. Wildlife typically understands trails to be high human traffic areas and avoids them.

Distance is especially important if you run into [...]

Struggling with tech addicted kids?

Does the mention of camping make your kids roll their eyes? Do you get lots of whining and complaining? Nowadays most of us are so addicted to technology, it can be difficult to step away. The thought of going somewhere with no access to video games and the internet can be downright frightening for some kids. However, we are all also aware of the numerous benefits of time in the great outdoors. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of tips for how to get kids excited about camping.

#1 Pack Board Games

It’s time to go back to the good old board or card games instead of video games. Instead of outright banning all gaming on your trip, offer games played face to face with others. There are endless [...]

Tips to Avoid Summer Crowds at National Parks Long lines at the park?

Most of us head to the parks to get away from it all. We’re looking for rejuvenation and reconnection with nature. Jam-packed crowds and long lines have a way of quickly deflating the mood at a National Park. You could choose to only travel during the off-season, but for many, that may not be possible. If you’re hoping to hit up the National Parks this summer, follow these tips to avoid the crowds.

Go on a weekday

Many people escape to a National Park on a weekend. Consequently, for the fewest crowds try to avoid visiting Friday-Sunday. Use weekend days to visit other local attractions, or as a rest and recuperation day at the campsite. Plan to be in the park on the less [...]

Take care of yourself – go camping!

Camping is fun, an adventure, exciting, and memorable. But more than all these things, it holds incredible health benefits. Those who take the time to get away and get outside will find numerous positive effects on both their mental and physical well-being.

Reducing stress

Getting away from the day to day demands of our routine life can greatly reduce stress. Camping takes you away from the stress of traffic, a house needing repairs and the noise and bustle of the city. It is an opportunity to rest and refresh, and has an almost instantaneous effect on stress hormones.

Relational Connectedness

Camping allows you to connect relationally to others in a way that is becoming increasingly rare today. With the removal of technology and other daily distractions, you are able [...]

Spring Camping Tips Spring Camping Essentials

At the first sight of spring, many of us are itching to get outdoors. We are all suffering from a little bit of cabin fever at this point. However, before you throw your gear in a bag and fire up the RV, there are a few pertinent tips to help guarantee your spring camping trip is a success. Camping failures tend to add to the family lore, but that still doesn’t mean we want to purposefully set out to fail.

Dry runs are important

If you’re a true outdoor enthusiast, then your Christmas wish list likely included a slew of new camping gear and gadgets. No matter how much research you did on your shiny new accessories, it is still important to do a dry run with gear at home before [...]

Camping Resolutions for a New Year Resolve to get outdoors

Many people discovered for the first time in the past few years the joy and beauty of recreating in the great outdoors. While you’re snuggled under a blanket looking at snow covered landscapes, now is the time to plan and make resolutions for the upcoming camping season. Find five great resolutions to make this spring and summer the best camping season yet.

#1 Find Camping Buddies

Want the most memorable camping experience possible? Find a group of like-minded campers to both go on adventures with, and to confer with about camping and activities. Successful camping trips involve a lot of planning and preparation. Consequently, they also become easier and more enjoyable when that load can be shared with others.

Even online camping buddies can be a big [...]

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