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Stargazing for Campers

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Stargazing and camping go hand in hand. Where else can you see the stars so clearly? City lights make seeing stars very difficult if not impossible. I must say that I have never managed to see the Milky Way before going out to the countryside. But what can be more beautiful than the summer sky filled with twinkling stars? August brings us meteor showers with shooting stars to wish upon. How romantic. But it is also an opportunity for some education.

Portable Water Purification Devices

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We all know that water is essential to life. While hiking in the summer heat we can lose a lot of moisture. The drier the air the more moisture we lose, i.e. we will lose more in the desert than in a tropical forest.

Let the Camping Season Begin

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For me and many other Canadians Victoria Day weekend (around May 24) always marks the official opening of the camping season. For many of you in the USA the Memorial weekend marks the same occasion.

RV Fire Safety

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There is a lot of talk about fire safety at the campground and in the woods, and for obvious reasons. Nobody wants to start a forest fire.

Cool Camping Gadgets

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Are you a gadget guy or gal? Myself, I am always on the lookout for some new and cool stuff. Even if I don’t buy it all, it is good to keep up with what is new out there.

 

Books and Games for Little Campers

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Camping Chairs for Kids

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Almost every campsite I have ever been to had a picnic table. It is great for the weekend trips and meals. You can even put it inside of your screen house for the protection from the elements and mosquitoes. But for sitting around the campfire and going to the beach you will need a folding chair.

Pick out Your First Aid Kit

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Basic safety rules require that we always bring a First Aid Kit with us whenever we go. In fact you should have one right now in your car. The same goes for camping, whether it is just car camping or hiking or canoeing with your kids.

10 Rules to Follow in Bear Country

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If you go camping in a bear country you need to follow some rules to keep out of trouble: 

6 Tips for Beach Camping

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Some campgrounds offer campsite right on the beach or adjacent to the beach. That means that kids will stay around water all the time and do a lot of swimming. It can be a lot of fun but there are some things to pay extra attention to:

Poison Oak Remedies

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Solar Recharger from Brunton

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This is a new product that I really like. It is environmentally friendly since it uses solar energy to recharge popular electronics used while camping, such as digital cameras and GPS devices.

Geocaching for Families

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Geocaching becomes more and more popular with campers, but what is it? You might think of it as hi-tech treasure hunt combined with orienteering. In geo caching a GPS device is used to hide and find hidden objects or clues for the next location. The geo caching may take a form of a game or an adventure for the whole family.

Green Friendly Camping

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And you thought that camping was already green, right?

Perfect Java at Your Campsite

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So you don’t like camping because you can’t have your favourite freshly brewed coffee in the morning?