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10 Tips For Surviving a Bear Encounter

07 Jun

Malaysian_Sun_Bear Camping and wilderness seem to go hand in hand.  It just doesn’t have the same appeal when you think about camping in the parking lot at your local Wal-mart.

Enjoying the wilderness also means taking on the potential risks that come with it.  There are any number of dangers in the wild – from poison ivy to wild animals and everything in between.

Bears definitely fall into that category.  They are beautiful creatures to observe, but they deserve a great deal of respect and caution.  We’re going to look at some tips for surviving a bear encounter while camping.

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Ticks and What You Need To Know About Them

04 Jun

Tick_jena Ticks are an often underestimated and poorly understood foe.  In my travels I’ve found that the majority of family campers that I have met lack a good understanding about ticks and the dangers they bring with them.

Let’s take a look at why we should be worried about ticks, how to spot them, how to keep them at bay, and what to do if you get bitten by one.

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8 Ways to Keep Up Your Fitness Routine While Camping

04 Jun

Here is another guest post from my wife, Amber.  She recognizes that many people toss their fitness routines right out of the window when they head out to the campground.

There are any number of reasons why this happens, but it’s important to note that it doesn’t have to.  You can keep up your exercising and still have a great time at camp.

Here’s her list of ways to stay fit while roughing it.

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Video – Chill A Coke In 2 Minutes!

28 May

Movie SignIt’s time for this week’s Video of the Week!

This week we’re going to take a look at a video implementation that compliments our article Super Chill Your Drink in Just a Couple of Minutes, which was posted a couple of weeks ago.

This video serves as a testament to just how easy this nifty trick is, as it provides you with a step-by-step walkthrough of the process.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 5

27 May

Money SignWe’ve finally made it to article number five in this five part series on saving money while you camp!

Just to recap,  we’ve bought our firewoodwe’ve made a list and checked it twice, we’ve taken advantage of some great loyalty programs and travel memberships, and we’ve taken a good look at saving money on our groceries.

I usually like to save the best for last and today is no exception.  The final topic in this series is all about entertainment.

Tip 5 – Plan for fun, but frugal entertainment.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 4

26 May

Money SignHere comes the fourth article in our series on saving money while camping.  It’s been a busy week!  We’ve bought our firewoodwe’ve made a list and checked it twice, and we’ve taken advantage of some great loyalty programs and travel memberships.

Today we’re going to move on to a topic that we can’t avoid because we need it to survive.  Can you guess what it is?

Food.  You gotta have it, so why not be as cost effective as possible

Tip 4 – Plan meals wisely to keep costs at a minimum.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 3

25 May

Money SignIt’s time for article three in the frugal camping series.  So far we’ve bought our firewood and we’ve made a list and checked it twice.  What else could we possibly do to bring down the cost of camping?

This next tip is all about big discounts to save you big bucks.

Tip 3 – Get in on travel memberships and loyalty rewards.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 2

24 May

Money SignHere we are at the second article in our series on frugal camping.  So we’ve bought our firewood ahead of time and we’re saving big money on that.  What’s next?

This next tip isn’t as definitive on the math as the last one, but it can save you a small fortune by simply being prepared.  You can’t be prepared for every situation, but you can certainly try.

Tip 2 – Check your equipment and double check your lists before heading out.

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Save Money While Camping – Part 1

23 May

Money SignWelcome to our first series on frugal camping.  Last year you couldn’t pick up a newspaper without seeing a headline about the economic crisis in North America.  Everybody’s mind was on saving money as jobs were being cut by the hundreds of thousands.

The message now is that the economy is starting to bounce back, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop being frugal.  Saving money is something that everybody should be interested in.

This five part series will help you make the most of your family camping time, without breaking the bank.

Tip 1 – Take your own firewood.

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