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23 Memories That Prove You Camped in the 1980s

You’re securely buckled into second- or third-row seating. Your ears are covered by silver-dollar-sized foam pads with a spring metal band between them crushing your carefully quaffed big hair – perhaps even a dew with business up front and a ...

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Make Your Own Scented & Colored Pinecone Fire Starters

Collecting and storing pinecones is a practical source of tinder for fire starting whether for camping, the backyard fire pit, a woodstove for cooking, or the fireplace at the cabin or home. You can ensure they light quickly and spice ...

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You Have A Better Chance Of Winning Powerball Than Seeing This Yellow Cardinal

Ok, maybe you have a slightly better chance of winning Powerball, but not by much. Yellow cardinals are rare. Like super rare, as in – they shouldn’t exist. Ordinary cardinals have red feathers due to the metabolic process that happens when they ...

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23 Memories That Prove You Camped In The 1970s

Close your eyes! You’re wearing bright red puffy down vest and knock-off Ray-Ban sunglasses. Your nose is buried in that two-button electronic handheld baseball game powered by two D batteries. You, your sister, and little brother with the John Denver ...

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Looking Back : Vintage Camping In Minnesota

As the old saying goes, they just don’t make ’em like they used to. While times (and gear) have changed, we decided to take a fond look back at some history of vintage camping in Minnesota over the years. As ...

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19 Wonderfully Nostalgic Vintage Camping Ads

It’s easy to look back on vintage camping ads, and brush them off as outdated or out of touch. Sure, the messaging might be a little “off” – but it’s fun to look back at the roots of many successful ...

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9 S’mores Recipes That’ll Take Camping Dessert To The Next Level

Here are 9 S’mores recipes that we love making and enjoy around the campfire! 9 S’mores Recipes The recipes are s’more shortbread, birthday s’more, choice s’more, christmas s’more, spicy s’more, sunshine s’more, pb&c s’more, savory s’more, and cheesecake s’more. We’re having ...

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15 Stunning Vintage Spartan Trailers Advertisements

If you’re anything like us, you love taking a look back into the early days of RV and trailer camping. One of the standouts for us, are definitely the Vintage Spartan Trailers. When William G. Skelly purchased the struggling Mid-Continent ...

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Cozy Winter Nights Start with Coffee Cocktails

coffee cocktails all begin with good coffee

Most outdoor lovers love to start the day with coffee. While these concoctions might be a bit potent to sip while enjoying the sunrise, come those evening hours of staring into the crackling campfire, these hot coffee cocktails are just ...

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27 Great Hiking Trails Near New York City

New York City is well-known for walking. People there walk to work; walk to lunch; walk home; at the very least walk to the subway or train station. They walk their dogs. Even with all that walking, many seek places ...

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