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10 Precautions to Take Before Camping this Summer

26 Jun

Image Source - parksatchehaw.org

Image Source – parksatchehaw.org

Here is a guest article written by avid outdoorsman and enthusiast Ted Levin…

Summer has arrived and people are eager to pitch their tents. Whether you’re a seasoned outdoorsman or a novice, each camper needs to take certain precautions before starting their trip.

Camping offers a wonderful individual, group, or family experience that cannot be replicated. It’s important to escape our daily lives that are flooded with the growing influence of technology and get back to basics with these 10 supplies and precautions you must take before beginning your trip. Read the rest of this entry »

 

We Have A Winner!

04 Jun

I’d like to announce the winner of the $50 camping outlet giftcard from LocalPages. Congratulations to Shawn Stover of Sewickley, PA. – you’ll be receiving your giftcard shortly.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Be sure to stay tuned for more contest announcements coming up soon!

 
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Upgrade Your Camping Gear With $50 From LocalPages

23 May

Money SignPractically Camping has partnered up with the web’s premier local coupon and deals site, LocalPages, to bring you a chance at winning a $50 gift card from the local camping business of your choice.

LocalPages shares deals and coupons for a whole host of great camping gear outlets such as Cabelas, Big 5 Sporting Goods and REI.  If you are the lucky winer, you will have plenty of options to choose from when deciding where and what to buy!

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Reminder – Tick Season

02 May

I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone about the dangers of ticks.  It’s that time of year again where the flowers are starting to bloom and the trees are starting to bud.  When you are out enjoying nature, be mindful of your surroundings – especially in areas where ticks might be inhabiting.

This morning my wife took the dog for a walk down a wooded trail and about an hour after returning home, she discovered a tick crawling on her neck.  This evening, while sitting in the living room, I felt something on the back of my neck.  I reached back and touched what felt like a scab on my neck.  It was another tick!

That’s enough reminder for me.  Check out this article on ticks to help you be better prepared.

 

Motorcoach Erupts in Flames at RV Dealership

01 May

A motorhome valued at $450,000 went up in flames and was destroyed at a Florida RV dealership Wednesday afternoon (April 27), Pinellas Park, Fla., firefighters said.

It happened at Parliament Coach in the High Point area of Largo, the St. Petersburg Times reported. The driver of the 38-foot Blue Bird motorhome was traveling from Naples to New York when the coach started running rough north of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, officials said. He took the motorhome to the dealership at 3 p.m., where it started smoking, officials said.

Firefighters responded and were investigating the source of the smoke when flames erupted from the coach’s exhaust, officials said. The vehicle was reportedly a total loss. No one was injured.

via RV Business

 

Celebrate National Parks Week with Free iPhone Apps from Chimani

14 Apr

With National Parks Week just around the corner(April 16 – 24), everyone will be looking for ways to get into the outdoors spirit!

Why not snag yourself a cool new iPhone national park app from Chimani for free?  While their suite of national parks apps would normally set you back $5 – $10, they have decided to give them away free of charge for the duration of National Parks Week.

These apps are specifically designed to help you get the most out of your visit to any one of the following national parks:  Acadia National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Grand Canyon National Park and Yosemite National Park.

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DIY: De-winterize your Tow-able RV or Travel Trailer

13 Apr

Trailer SignIt’s exciting when this time of year rolls around again. The snow has melted (if you get snow), the birds are chirping, the air is warming, and your thoughts turn to sitting around a campfire with loved ones.  What could be better?

This step by step guide will help you get your RV ready for the camping season.

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SO…Outdoors Camping Blog: Pre-season Planning

11 Apr

Tent SignI think it’s terrible when people are so worried about being competitive, that they ultimately rob their readers of the kind of value that you come to expect from a blog these days.

If I come across a good read on the Internet, I want to share it with my readers – and here is a great example!

I recently came across an excellent camping blog from Southern Ontario – SO Outdoors Camping Blog.  Plenty of excellent posts on the site, but this one in particular caught my attention.

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Video – Travel Trailer Turned Luxury Ice Fishing Hut

02 Apr

It’s time for this week’s Video of the Week!

This one is for all of the ice fishermen out there!  Watch how a couple of guys turn a regular travel trailer into a $50,000 ice fishing hut.  Nicknamed “The Bellagio Lodge”, this thing comes complete with a kitchen, bathroom, DVD player, plasma screen TV and full bar.  It really has all the comforts of home and more!  It sleeps 4, but can hold up to 10 fisherman for shorter excursions.

Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for – “Vegas on the Lake”…

If you can’t see the video, try this link

Let us know what you think of this video in the comments!