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What To Know When Taking Your Dog Camping

If you’re planning a camping trip, you probably want to take your dog too. After all, your dog is a member of your family, and he’ll love the excitement of spending a vacation with his human pack. Here’s what you need to know before you take your dog camping with you for the first time. … Read more

Hiking With Your Dog: The Ultimate Guide

People often think that it’s a great idea to go for a hike with their dog and for good reason. There is something about being out in nature with your favorite four-legged friend that holds great appeal. Hiking with your dog, while wonderful for you, may not be as enticing for others if certain trail … Read more

A group of children sitting next to a campfire

Prepare for Everything: Ultimate Guide to Camping with Kids

My very first camping trip was with my family when I was no older than ten years old. At that age, I didn’t really realize how much preparation and time goes into planning a family excursion, especially if you’re going camping with kids—my parents simply did all the work, and I went along for the … Read more

How to Make Camping Food Delicious

Maybe you think that cooking breakfast over an open fire is overly romantic and a far cry from reality. The truth is that you can enjoy yummy camping food with a little planning along with the right tools for the job. And it’s not rocket science either. The essential thing to remember is to keep … Read more

man looking mesmerized by campfire during the night

The Best Tips on How to Build a Campfire the Right Way

The concept itself seems simple: light a match on a pile of wood, and bam—you know how to build a campfire! Through my years of experience, I have learned that it’s not always that simple. As a kid, I was always practicing for real-life camping by setting up a campsite in my backyard. Before I … Read more

Where to Go Camping for the Best Outdoor Experience

A lot of people make the outdoors their go-to destination, making knowing where to go camping a top priority. The interesting thing is that it makes its way to the number one activity the older you get from my age group. That speaks volumes. The big question is the destination. And it makes a huge … Read more

The 30+1 Things You Must Have on Your Backpacking Checklist

Americans love the outdoors with about half participating in some kind of activity that brings them close to Nature. Backpackers are an elite group among them. Over 10 million people took to the trails in 2015, a 10-percent increase over the previous three years. It differs from camping on several fronts. For one, you are … Read more

What You Need to Know About Layering Clothing Correctly

Maybe you’re like me. There was a time when the thing to wear when going outside in the winter was the thickest, biggest parka you could get. But you’d get hot and have to unzip it. Then, you’d zip it back up, followed by rinse and repeat. Not so with layering clothing. Layered clothing is … Read more