Camping is one of my favorite activities and my favorite type of camping is car camping. However, there are many other types of camping such as base camping, canoe camping, RV camping, tent trailer camping and back yard camping. Regardless of how you spend your time out of doors or how much time you spend out of doors, there is always more to learn. I have compiled an extensive list of camping tips and this installment is for car campers. Here are my favorite tips for getting the most out of your car camping experience.

Organize your gear before you go. The basic principle is to organize or categorize your gear by “when” and “how quickly” you will need it. When I get to the campsite, the first thing I do is prepare shelter. So my tent and shade awning are the easiest pieces of gear to get to. Read the rest of this entry »

You can find all the luxuries of hotel accommodations and much more in your very own caravan at really affordable rates.

With a caravans, you can choose any of the select caravan parks in Australia and enjoy a unique holiday experience. With the increasing popularity of caravan vacationing, many caravan parks have been created in Australia with amazing facilities. Read the rest of this entry »

France is full of many camp sites, and once I say a ton I mean literally thousands of camping grounds scattered in every scenic space, from the coastlines to the rolling hillsides and stretching valleys. Obtaining the most from a camping feel in France takes not only cautious coming up with but additionally a real appreciation of the actually amazing outdoors. Read the rest of this entry »

camping-sleepingbag158708603You really need to decide what sort of weather you are most likely to use your sleeping bag in. If you are going to use it in a dry environment where you can air it then a down bag still gives better insulation weight for weight than a man made filling bag will do.

A good quality down bag will, with the right care last longer (maintain its loft) as well. However if damp, a man made fiber bag may provide better warmth. Read the rest of this entry »

assorted-flashlights1Recently, flashlights which use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead of conventional light bulbs have become available. LEDs have existed for decades, mainly as low-power indicator lights. In 1999, Lumileds Corporation of San Jose, CA introduced the Luxeon LED, a high-power white-light emitter. For the first time this made possible LED flashlights with power and running time better than some incandescent lights. Read the rest of this entry »

hikingshoes228949761The leather kind of shoes is much more comfortable and flexible, especially at lower altitudes. There are commercial waterproofing confounds. There should be at least two layers of protection between the boots and your feet. You may consider use of a synthetic sock for carrying moisture away from my feet and a synthetic/wool mixture for the outer sock for warmth and cushioning. You may want to add another sock the outer layer for additional warmth. Read the rest of this entry »

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campstove-equipment2After a long day burning calories while hiking the trails, your body craves food, and as the cool evening settles in, your body will enjoy the meal even more if it is warm-or a least if the beverage is warm.

For winter or mountaineering trips a warm meal moves from convenience to necessity and with the right type of stainless steel cookware and the right Read the rest of this entry »


Foil is easy to use to cook over the campfire. It is light-weight, inexpensive, widely available, can be used to cook a variety of meals, and cleanup is extremely easy. Just roll the foil up and toss in the garbage. You can even eat right out of the foil packet if you want.
Here are some tips for using foil to cook campfire meals: Read the rest of this entry »

family-tentOur family has been camping for over a year now and we love it.  When we decided to make the commitment to buy a camping tent, we spent time visiting local outdoor stores to get advice.  I was surprised on how many types of tents were available and it was difficult trying to determine the right tent for our family.  Plus, I realized that camping tents aren’t cheap.

With average tent prices starting at $200, I didn’t want to rush and buy the first tent I saw.  However, after doing some research we bought our first tent and our family has been happy ever since.  In fact, we actually Read the rest of this entry »

food-on-the-grillWarm weather signals one thing to me – it’s grilling time!  Time to fire up that grill and get cooking.

Of course hamburgers and steaks taste great on the grill just as they are. But when you want to serve up something that is just a bit different we have some suggestions.

First of all Grilled Texas Beef Steak, grilled steak with a bit of pizzazz. A mix of cumin, chili powder, cayenne and garlic pack a punch.

Asian Grilled Pork Tenderloin is an original recipe that combines flavorful Asian seasonings with the fruitiness of orange Read the rest of this entry »


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