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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

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?

5 Tips to Green up Your RVing

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And I always thought that green and RVing didn’t mix. Well, this is no longer the case. As it turns out you can actually save energy by going RVing.

Tips on Choosing Air Mattress for Kids

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My worst memories about tent camping are related to sleeping on a lousy air mattress.  Waking up with an aching back can ruin your whole camping experience, don’t you think?

How to Select Camping Cookware

7 Rules of Selecting a Great Family Camping Tent

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Tents come in quite a few shapes and sizes. Most modern tents are dome shaped and some are more house-like shaped and some are a combination. Some tents, especially the larger and taller ones, use aluminum poles and outside ropes and stakes to support them. The dome tents tend to be stand alone structures, supported by flexible poles connected by stretchable cord running inside them.

Selecting the Right Sleeping Bag

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In general there are two types of sleeping bags when it comes to their shape: rectangular and a mummy. Rectangular is your regular sleeping bag while the mummy is contoured to the body shape and has a hood. As you may have guessed the mummy is for colder weather and more severe conditions. If you are planning winter camping, fall camping in a colder climate or some mountain climbing then you should invest in one of those.

Camping in the Rain

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Back in our tent camping days we visited a wonderful park of Awenda, right on the shores of Georgian Bay. The sun was shining and the forecast predicted a weekend of beach weather. Just what I like.

Best Ways to Watch Wildlife at Night

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So you are taking your kids on the camping adventure. What could be more adventurous than watching some wildlife after dark?

Here are some tips:

 

 

Technology That Helps Us Stay Safe

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Are you an avid hiker? Hiking with the whole family can be a lot of fun, given that you are well prepared. So besides the usual: water, snacks and bug repellent you may want to consider some hi-tech devices to keep you safe and on track. This could be very important if you are planning a longer hike, canoe trip or wilderness camping with your kids.

Car Seat Safety

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Car seats are paramount to our children’s safety in a car while we are driving, yet majority of them are not installed correctly.