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By: webmaster       On: 2014-03-24

Going back to ancient times, fires were used to cook, keep warm, gather, tell stories, make tools, dry pottery, etc. Why not in modern times build your own family gathering spot in the backyard? You could use it for cooking over an open fire, grilling, dutch oven cooking, and even just hang around it with your family and friends.Picture this... You and your family are sitting around a roaring campfire, talking, laughing, and having a grand time. As you watch some embers fly up into the air you gaze upon...[More]

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Going RV camping is more popular now than before. Most RVs nowadays are built to be more resistant to cold weather conditions. However, if you want to take it in freezing conditions, you have to take some steps in order to winterize the RV. For example, water lines can freeze and are more likely to do so then pipes in our houses but rvs also have water, black and possibly brown tanks. An RV unit is a closed up space with people living in who breathe, cook, and shower.. The...[More]

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Today’s Wordless Wednesday is of this bird I took while hiking in the Las Vegas, NV Wetlands Park in May 2013....[More]

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Have you wondered what it would be like to live in a camper? You may think it would be fun to have a home while you roam from one place to another. Living in a recreational vehicle, can also save you a lot of money.What you normally see in an apartment can also be seen in an RV. But of course due to limited space, everything has to be multifunctional and smaller in size. Living in a small space also means having limited storage so you must only purchase &...[More]

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Going camping with the lads for treks in the wilderness, complete with friendly poker games around the campfire, would not be complete without delicious food. It's difficult to know which types of food you should bring along with you. Should you cook? Would it be wiser to bring pre-prepared foods which won't go bad? Are cold meats a wise choice? Considering you'll be playing poker during the evening should you only bring foods which will not wipe grease and stains all over the cards? Well, let's start with the last...[More]

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Having a chuck box, will help you organize the your camp kitchen and sometimes other camp gear. It will enable you to stack your essential items neatly and in an organized fashion. Some people use a plastic bin but by using a camp box, clutter will be eliminated and it will also allow you to find things fast and easy. Aside from these, putting your items in a camp box will prevent last minute packing and reduce the chances of forgetting an important item. This is because you can leave...[More]

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Today's "Wordless Wednesday" post is of this Butterfly taking in San Diego, CA March 2004. This photo comes to us courtesy of PDPhotos. Click to enlarge. My friend's 6 year old girl wanted to add this, and I thought it was sweet...This butterfly is pretty. The butterfly has cool colors. I like this picture so much! Then she added this cool little story ...One day there was a butterfly named Nick. He saw a bird flying over his head. Nick said "whoa a big bird!!" Nick and the bird became...[More]

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Livin Lite and Jumping Jack makes it possible for the families to have a great camping experience and good quality time. How? By manufacturing an ultralight tent trailer, that means you could bring many comforts of home without the weight.Livin Lite designed Quicksilver 6.0 in response to the need for an even lighter, effortless towed tent trailer that can be towed by the smallest of cars and even some larger motorcycles. Unlike other camping tent in the market, that only two people can sleep in fetal position, this camper is...[More]

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Are you familiar with the word “ferrocerium”? Or have you ever heard about it? You might be wondering what it is.Ferrocerium is a man-made metallic material that gives off hot sparks when scraped against a rough surface. Ferrocerium is used for fire starting, similar to flint and steel. Ferrocerium-and-steel function similar to flint-and-steel.Different manufacturer of fire starting rods made this evolutionary derivative of the original flint and steel. The ferrocerium has a larger size that helps to improve its ease of use without making it too big or bulky. You...[More]

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P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }Todays Wordless Wednesday's post is from Big Sur of Asilomar Beach. Big sur is a sparsely populated area of central California's coast. The name Big Sur comes from Spanish orginally “el sur grande”, meaning “the big south” or “el país grande del sur" meaning “the big country of the south”. Visit the area to enjoy the stunning views of the coastal mountain area.This photo was taken by PDPhotos in October 2003. Click on the photo to enlarge it.If you would like to send...[More]

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Last week we talked about getting to camp, not lost by planning and using technology. This week we will continue this discussion.Be prepared:As a good Boy Scout would say, be prepared. What can go wrong will go wrong, be prepared for any circumstances you can think of. What if the car breaks down? Do you have extra food and water, for everyone, for several days it may take to get help in rural locations? Remember your cell phone may not work, there may be no other cars for long periods...[More]

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During the 1900’s, leisure time was spent at picnics, family gatherings, baseball and a long Sunday drive with the new family car, horseback riding or carriages. Families get together around the piano for a sing-along at night. That’s why sheet music sold over a million copies during those times.Music had a great participation and influenced every occasion creating a whole new outside world. Radios transported music to the country throughout the decade and many Americans paid attention to recordings of opera stars. Broadway musicals were making money and the waltz...[More]

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P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }Todays Wordless Wednesday's post is of Wild Goose Island at Glacier National Park which is located in Montana, just south of the Canadian border. The park is made up over a million acres and includes two mountain ranges. There are over 130 named lakes, thousand different plant species and hundreds of animal species. The park is gorgeous. If you like waterfalls, there are over 200 of them.This photo was taken by PDPhotos in June 2004. Click to enlarge.If you would like to send...[More]

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I am not lost, I am just bewildered. Ask for directions? Heck no I have a GPS!Screw that I rather get to camp rather then drive around in circles trying to find it. I will ask for directions if my map fails me. Gas station attendants tend to be friendly and more then willing to point you in the right direction. Just be careful some people get their jollies from sending you the long way.What I do prior to leaving is figure out where I am going, look at google...[More]

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Here are some tips for sleeping outdoors, they may help you enjoy your camping experience even more. After all, lack of sleep can ruin your camping experience. One big factor for a good nights sleep is the choice of sleeping bag. Inexpensive sleeping bags are fine and usable for summer camping, just make sure they are rated more then warm enough for where your going. I can tell you from experience a cheap bag rated to 30 degrees will not keep you comfy at 30 degrees. It may be helpful...[More]

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