Camping Tips

How to Predict the Weather Like a Local

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While there are nifty smart phone apps that can help you predict the weather conditions–there are times when you are traveling/camping and your smart phone runs out of power. Even worse than running out of power is being out of cell ...

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50 Campfires Book Review: Lassoing the Sun

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If you decide to read only one book in celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial, “Lassoing the Sun“ by Mark Woods would be a solid choice. Left only with that endorsement, you will enjoy a pleasant, heart-warming surprise as ...

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3 Basic Bushcraft Skills For The Campsite

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Put the electronics down and pick up a stick Yes, I know that you don’t need bushcraft skills when you’re car camping. That said, it’s still a great opportunity to work on basic skills, and it’s builds confidence in the ...

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The Best Katy Trail Map To Plan Your Trip

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The Katy Trail map below contains wineries, campsites, breweries, points of interest, restaurants, bike repair shops, and B&Bs. If you’re on a mobile device it even allows you to get directions! We work hard to keep the listings current. Please ...

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9 Photo Apps to Make You the Ultimate Photographer

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Many of us don’t carry around the big bulky DSLRs on our camping trips, which is why it’s important to make the most out of the camera you likely will have on you most of the time, the one built ...

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Make Your Own Camping Coffee Bags

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You wriggle in your sleeping bag. If it was cold during the night, your mummy bag might be snugged up so just your mouth and nostrils are exposed to the crisp air inside your tent. Wouldn’t it be awesome if ...

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5 Ways to Build a Campfire You Need to Know

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Did you know that how you build your campfire influences its output of heat, the cooking coals it will produce, how long it will burn, and the ease of replenishing it? Well, you will in the next couple of minutes. ...

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Road Trip Planning Apps

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Your phone and your tablet are terrific traveling companions, but they are even better travel planners … especially when they are equipped with these convenient time-saving and money-saving apps. These road trip planning apps will make planning your next adventure ...

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Zip Premium All Purpose Firestarter: Review

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I have a fire pit at home and one of my favorite things to do is to have a brat and a beer after work (ok, mostly the beer). I want to relax and eat some good food and that’s ...

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7 Tips To Maintain Happy Hiking Feet

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Your feet are likely going to be your major method of travel while camping, whether you’re all-out backpacking or just making a family day hike, which is exactly why we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you maintain happy ...

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