Author Archives: Sue Halpern

My life R-E-S-U-M-E indicates "I am a graduate of Camp Sacajawea, Girl Scouts of America, class of 1968. Skilled at fire building, gazing at stars, making sloppy joes and storytelling. The kid can weave a yarn!"

Traveling With A Pet Across the Border

traveling with a pet

Don’t let crossing the border make you nervous unless you’re packing a kilo and some guns. For the most part it is a non-event and if you are prepared it can go down smoother than a properly aged whiskey. Even ...

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Campfire Blackberry Cobbler

blackberry cobbler

Dessert. It may just be one of the best things about camping. Anything cooked over the campfire is good, but dessert – now that’s where it’s at. Anything from Rolo S’mores to campfire donuts – if it’s over the fire, ...

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Best Camping Games For A Rainy Day

Best Camping Games For A Rainy Day

To be human is to play games whether played at a kitchen or picnic table; in the backyard or in the wilderness; played alone or with others. Plan ahead when packing your gear and it’s game on at the camping ...

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Christmas in July

Like gardening fanatics who get itchy for spring in the dead of winter–you can tell them by the intensity in which they study garden catalogues in February with such longing—I get itchy to buy the perfect holiday gift gear for ...

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Quilting While Camping

If I’m not camping my next favorite thing in the world to do is quilting. Add a couple of dogs and some of my favorite people to either activity, and for me, it’s heaven. What’s even better is doing both ...

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Ultimate Folk Rock Camping Playlist

I fell in love for the very first time to the haunting harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and honestly, if CSNY are the last sound I hear when I depart this life, that will be just fine with ...

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Rock of Ages Playlist

Rock of Ages Playlist

My four-year old granddaughter Emme and I were sitting in my Santa Fe near the Timbuktu Marina launch on Lake Vermilion in northern Minnesota. We were awaiting my son, her Daddy, to return with his boat to take us out ...

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Camping Traditions

Like any other holiday I give the 4th of July the reverence it deserves. This is one of my favorite celebrations because instead of wrangling a turkey or ham alone at dawn, I am cooking over a campfire with some ...

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Bombs Away Onion Bomb Recipe

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, if you are like me and you are beginning to put together your patriotic campfire menus, don’t forget the artillery! Not just fireworks, but bombs. Onion Bombs, that is. The first time I ...

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Fourth of July : Patriotic Country Camping Playlist

Whether your campfire is burning next to a lake in Minnesota, a glade in Florida, or atop of a Montana mountain, you are enjoying a front row seat to the greatest show on earth-the beauty of this land. Besides good ...

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