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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 »

 

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.

 

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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Internet While Camping – Staying Connected

01 Apr

Camping WWWIt’s the digital age.  Nearly 75% of homes in the US and Canada have internet access.  People are connecting electronically more than they ever have before.  Young and old alike, you’d be hard pressed to find any significant number of people without at least an email address in today’s world.

So what do you do when you take a week or two off and head out with the tent, trailer, or RV?  Let’s take a look at how to keep Facebook up-to-date, check email, or read your favorite blog posts while roughing it in the great outdoors.

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Earn a Few Extra Dollars to Use Towards Your Next Camping Trip

18 Mar

MoneyHave you ever heard about people making money by filling out surveys online? Did you think it was a scam? Did it seem unbelievable?

I used to think those things. I used to think it was a pipe dream. That is, until I gave it a try. I made $200 in my first two months. I went through my share of scams too.

I decided to keep track of the good and bad and make that information publicly available.  I even provide monthly earning reports so that you can see the true side of earning money from paid surveys.

Think about what you could do with that extra cash from taking free online paid surveys!  Time for some new camping gear…

Check out www.surveyhacker.com and start earning today!

 

QuickTip – Avoiding Spills While Packing

08 Aug

ziploc_shampoo It’s happened to all of us at one time or another.  That bottle of shampoo or dish soap that was packed in with the other supplies has leaked all over the place.  Depending on how you pack, the cleanup process may be quite cumbersome.

There’s hope though, and the preparation is quite simple.  All you need is a Ziploc type freezer bag.  The trick is to place potential leak sources in Ziploc bags, thus containing any leak that may occur.

 

Thoughts and Prayers for the Arkansas Flood Victims

13 Jun

ss-100612-arkflood-07.ss_full This might be old news to some of you, but that makes it no less of a tragedy.

In the early hours of Friday, June 11 2010, a flash flood ripped through the popular Albert Pike Recreation Area campground in Langley, Arkansas.  As campers slept peacefully in their tents and RVs, rivers began to swell at a rate of 8 feet per hour.

As the flood waters slammed into the campground, many families were left scrambling to get to higher ground in the darkness of the night forest.

At the time of this post, 18 campers have been confirmed dead and 22 people are still missing.

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8 Great Ways To Keep The Bears Away

08 Jun

Sweden._Stockholm._Djurgården._Skansen_101 Yesterday I wrote about 10 tips for surviving a bear encounter.  That got me thinking though.  Maybe the best way to deal with a bear encounter is to try to prevent one altogether.

So I’ve put together a list of tips that will help keep the bears from showing up at your camp site.  Prevention is much easier to handle than an actual encounter.

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