Your Fall Camping Checklist: What You Need to Bring

There are few things better than taking the family on a camping trip. Just consider what recent years have shown. In 2010, 40 million people went camping for a grand total of 515 million outings. In 2011, families spent 534.9 million days camping altogether. Then, in 2013, Americans went camping for a total of 516.6 million days. Autumn camping, in particular, is one of the best things you can do with...

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July 23, 2015 Camping Tips

7 Things People Always Forget When They're Camping

Camping is one of the most popular family pastimes in America. In 2010, a reported 40 million people went on a camping trip. In 2011, this number was up to 42.5 million. Tent camping is the most popular form of camping, with 86% of people who camp identifying this as their preference. However, tent camping is the most labor intensive form of camping, with the most moving pieces and parts....

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4 Tips for a Technology Free Family Camping Trip

Oh, technology -- smartphones, tablets, mp3 players -- all those visual Kool-Aid devices that keep kids tranquilized and quiet while parents try to steal some peaceful personal time! It’s amazing, but at the same time it can be scary when your kids get that glassy-eyed robot look to them. Encouraging kids to be active is harder and harder with all of the sedentary distractions available -- you can take something...

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May 26, 2015 Blog, Camping Tips

How to Bring Your Dog Along on Your Next Family Camping Vacation

Family camping vacations might be the most popular way for Americans and their families to escape the hectic distractions of the modern world and spend some quality bonding time together. In 2013, we spent a combined 516.6 million days at campsites all across the country, and the average camper takes five trips throughout the year. If your family includes a dog, you probably want to bring your canine friend along...

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April 30, 2015 Camping Tips

Three Life Hacks to Take With You on Your Next Camping Trip

With the start of peak camping season just weeks away, millions of Americans and their families will soon be flocking to the country's numerous campgrounds and camping resorts en masse. Camping might just be one of the most popular activities for the American family -- in 2013, we spent a combined 516.6 million days camping! And while camping in tents is certainly the most popular way to go camping --...

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March 16, 2015 Camping Tips

Could Your Next Trip to Wisconsin's Campgrounds Have a Corporate Sponsor?

We're familiar with sports venues and various events that are named after their corporate sponsors -- but what about camping sites? If the state's proposed two-year budget passes, a trip to state parks and public campgrounds in Wisconsin could soon mean visiting a corporate-sponsored camp resort. According to a March 3 Duluth News-Tribune article, Republican Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget would cut all funding to Wisconsin's state parks -- and...

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March 16, 2015 Camping Tips

New Startup Takes Camping to the Next Level -- Literally

A new London-based startup has developed a product that will make it possible to bring a treehouse with you wherever you go tent camping. According to a Feb. 26 Fast Company article, Tentsile is a company that manufactures tents that can be pitched up in the air by attaching its corners to trees, rocks or other sturdy structures. Tent camping is by far the most popular method for camping across...

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Tips for Making the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

The pumpkin pie is the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dessert tables across the United States. For many families, Thanksgiving (and occasionally Christmas) are the only times this tasty dish is served - and everyone wants to learn how to make Grandma's family recipe taste just like hers, so they can pass the pumpkin pie tradition on to their own children and grandchildren. How did the pumpkin pie because synonymous with our...

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September 3, 2014 Blog, Camping Tips

These Unique Camping Experiences Will Keep You On Your Toes

Camping is easily a favorite American pastime, with regular campers taking an average of five trips every year and each approximately 191 miles from their homes. Thankfully, all camping trips can be a completely unique experience, so your family will never tire of it -- and will, in fact, look forward to the next big adventure. What are some ways to mix things up and keep camping excursions interesting year after year? Teepee...

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April 17, 2014 Blog, Camping Tips

Why go Camping?

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