June 27 kicks off the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout. It is the NWF’s effort to get more children outside. With these 10 great camping tips, your family’s campout will sure to be a hit.
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An unexpected cold front or sudden drop in temperatures makes for a sleepless night in a tent. With autumn approaching, make sure you are prepared for chillier nights around the campfire by packing right. These 12 tips will help make your fall camping trip a success.
August 10 is National S’mores Day and I have 31 reasons to celebrate. Read on for 31 yummy alternative recipes to traditional S’mores.
I’m a dog lover and take my pets with me nearly everywhere I go—including camping. Dogs love to be outdoors and yours will get a kick out of going camping with you. However, you and your pup should follow a proper etiquette. Taking your dog camping is fun, easy and should not cause any problems if you follow these 10 rules to taking your dog camping.
Since February 2010, federal law states it is legal to carry a firearm into our country’s national parks. However, all local and state laws still apply. Are you a concealed carry permit holder? Well, don’t try taking it to Adirondack Park in New York. Firearms are still prohibited in New York’s national parks. Fortunately, most states do allow CCW in national parks, as long as they hold reciprocity agreements with your states permits and licenses. This quick-read guide will tell who which state is gun friendly and which one is not, so you can plan to pitch your tent accordingly.
While out in the wilderness there is a good chance you are going to run across a critters and wildlife. Cooking and barbequing food while camping attracts all kinds of animals and bugs. Raccoons, bears, skunks and ants are attracted to your campsite. Clean up after yourself, store your food away properly, and follow these six steps to keeping unwanted visitors away while you are camping.
With about 40 million Americans pitching a tent this year—summer is peak camping time. July and August will also be our hottest months. Since camping is about leaving the luxuries behind and getting back to nature, you can’t exactly take the air conditioner with you. How do you survive 100-degree weather while camping? These 10 suggestions will help make tent camping in the summer a little more comfortable.
The biggest bone in our leg is called the tibia—also known as the shinbone. Did you know that it is the one bone we are most likely to break? Falls and accidents can cause you to break your leg. When out in the field, camping, hiking or hunting it is important to know how to splint a fractured leg to prevent further injury. While awaiting medical attention, splint a fractured leg in these 10 easy steps.
Camping is supposed to be simple, right? Getting back to nature, turning off the electronics and cooking over an open fire. Do you find yourself packing in more stuff than you should for a weekend in the woods? These 10 camping tips, hacks and shortcuts will help you save time, space and money. Read on for some great ideas, including a foolproof plan to prevent rain from ruining your weekend to a creative new spin on S’mores.
Every year since 2004, the National Wildlife Federation sponsors the Great American Backyard Campout to encourage children to spend time outdoors. 2014 marks the campaign’s 10-year anniversary and the NWF plans for it to be a big one. For every American that pledges to camp out this summer, the NWF will donate $2! Won’t you pledge and take your family camping?