Wednesday, 16 September 2009 02:07 by admin
Camping is a great way to save money and still be able to go on vacation. Getting out to nature can give you the stress free escape you want or even need from the everyday struggles and technologies. If you are new to camping or it has just been a while since your last trip, you may have a hard time trying to figure out what to do. It basically all depends on who you go camping with and and what you really want to do. Some may just want to spend time outside and relax with no phone calls and watch the stars at night while others may want to spend the time doing fun activities with your family and friends without the constant distractions of the internet or other things that might steal their attention.
Tuesday, 8 September 2009 00:48 by admin
Everyone loves to camp with their RV in one hand and the wind in your hair. But camping in the wilderness also comes with hazards of its own. Please remember to secure all food properly. Leaving food out while camping you attract bears, raccoons and other unwanted animals and critters. With the RV you are able to properly put food away and keep it guarded from unwanted predators. This is just more grounds to buy an RV of your own and the benefits are endless!
Sunday, 2 August 2009 23:00 by admin
Camping is a great form of recreation for all. It's a recreational activity that involves leaving the comforts of the urban or city dwellings to a commune with nature. Camping is one of the best stress-release activities that people in high-stress office environments are beginning to take advantage of and appreciate. Lounging around, spending time with friends and family around a campfire, or long relaxing walks through nature, camping holds plenty of relaxation benefits to help you get away from your usual busy, hectic life.
Monday, 27 July 2009 19:19 by admin
- Whenever possible, use existing campsites
- Camp at least 200 feet from water, trails, and other campsites
- Pack out what you pack in. In other words, make sure you take all your trash with you
- Repackage snacks and food in baggies to reduce weight and amount of trash to carry.
- Consider using a camp stove instead of a campfire; they leave less impact on the land.
- Observe all fire restrictions
- Allow wood to burn to a fine ash, use dirt or water to fully extinguish the fire.
- Wash 200 feet away from streams and lakes. Detergents, toothpaste and soap harm fish and other aquatic life.
- Use a portable latrine, if possible. If not, bury your waste in a shallow hole six to eight inches deep.
- After a trip, wash your gear and vehicle to reduce the spread of invasive species.
*Taken from http://www.treadlightly.org/page.php/responsible-camping/Recreation-Tips.html?gclid=CNf-sI3uoJsCFRBM5QodL1hNwA
Monday, 27 July 2009 19:17 by admin
If you are on the hunt for a family vacation for this summer that is affordable and fun you should look into camping. Even if you do not think of yourself or your family as very outdoorsy it is easier than you think to plan and carry out a camping trip. If you think tent camping is a little too extreme, renting an RV for your camping trip gives you a full kitchen, air conditioning, plenty of sleeping room, and a place to get out of the elements. It is a simple process; all you have to do is pick the dates of your vacation and what city you wish to pick up and drop off your RV in. Generally you pay a certain amount upon making rental reservations and the rest of your payment when you pick up your RV. When booking your campsite make sure to ask if it has hookups for RV, which should include water and electricity. A good idea for summer camping is a campsite near the beach, a lake or the springs. Water activities keep everyone cool and happy (especially kids!). Don't hesitate to try something new this summer, you and your kids won't be disappointed.
Sunday, 12 July 2009 18:43 by admin
One of the best places to camp in Florida is in the Florida Keys. In these warm summer months there is always a breeze in the keys. You have several choices of campgrounds in the keys including a few state parks.
Camping in the keys allows you to truly experience island living. From sunrise to sunset there will always be an array of activities for you and your loved ones to enjoy. Whether it be snorkeling, off shore fishing, parasailing, or jet skiing you will never have a dull moment. So, picture a warm breeze and a cold drink in your hand as you watch the sun sink below the horizon. If you are looking for a summer camping destination, look no further.
Sunday, 14 June 2009 22:10 by admin
typically use fewer resources than the average household, despite guzzling gas,
but every little bit counts. Here are some tips to help preserve our
environment while you're camping:
Drive the speed limit. Fuel consumption skyrockets
when you hit 60 mph.
- Plan your trips so you stay in one location
longer. Once there, walk, bike or paddle to where you want to go.
- Stick to roads your RV can handle.
- Keep your engine well-tuned to save on gas and
- Where possible, use biodiesel fuels.
- Use solar
energy where possible.
- Keep a trash can for mixed recyclables when on the
road. Empty it according to campground recycling rules, which can vary.
- Dispose of all trash properly, taking it with you
- Avoid using disposable items like Styrofoam and plastic plates and
cups. Buy unbreakable dishes.
- Don't let your dog run wild. It can dig up native
plants and disturb fragile ecosystems.
- Never tie your dog to a tree, which can damage the
bark. Instead, use a screw-in stake or keep him inside.
- Use biodegradable bags when you "stoop and
- Dispose of animal waste according to the campground rules or bury it
- Observe fire conditions and always keep a full jug
of water nearby.
- Remove flammable brush near fire pits and keep
- Don't burn plastics and metals.
- Use non-toxic, phosphate-free, biodegradable
cleaning supplies and sanitary additives.
- Reduce the need for air-conditioning by parking in
natural shade, opening windows, using awnings or portable sun shelters.
- Wash air-conditioning filters when dirty, instead
of buying new ones each time.
- Reduce the need to turn on heat by parking in a
sheltered spot, out of the north and west winds.
Tips from: http://www.nomadik.com/rving/green-rving/
Sunday, 7 June 2009 23:29 by admin
10. Madison Arm
9. Tunnel Mountain Campground, Canada
8. Squaw Flat Campground, Utah
7. Rocky Knob Campground, Virginia
6. Boyd's Key West Campground, Florida
5. Orchard (Huerta Saucedo) Vacation Village,
4. Mt. Desert Narrows Camping Resort, Maine
3. Yosemite Pines RV Park, California
2. Horsethief Lake Campground, South Dakota
1. Rivers Edge RV Park, Alaska
Monday, 1 June 2009 21:40 by admin
- Follow the
Rules: A copy of campground rules is always given to you at check-in. Following the rules makes life easier
for everyone: you, your neighbors and park operators.
- Eliminate Pet
Peeves: Literally, pick up after your pet, keep pets on a leash, stop
- Parking the
Rig: Stay on your side of the
hook-ups and don't let awnings or slide-outs encroach on the site next
- Late Arrivals:
If you arrive to the campground after quite hours try to be quite as
possible and keep set-up to the minimum required for the night.
Connections: Do them right. Make them secure. No torn hoses. Just keep in mind that your sewer
connections usually face the front of your neighbors RV.
- Washing Your
RV: Most campground's do not allow
washing in an attempt to save water so if you must wash your RV keep it to
spot cleaning with a small bucket of water and rag. Do not leave the water running when you
are not using it.
- No Trespassing:
Stay off occupied sites. Stay on
roads and pathways – don't cut through your neighbors' sites.
- Around the
Campfire: Before you light it, make
sure it is permitted, and follow any rules the campground might have. Do not use the firepot as a garbage can.
- Keeping Up the
Neighborhood: Keep it tidy. Secure trash or anything loose that
could blow around the campground.
- Do Unto
Others: When in doubt, follow the
taken from http://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/campground-etiquette.html
Thursday, 2 April 2009 23:45 by admin
There are many different styles of campgrounds.Drive-through campgrounds are great because you can drive down the roads in the campground, and then turn right or left into your site with no backing up. You'll often find this kind of site in KOAs and other private parks. The downside of drive-thrus is that the sites are closer together on all 4 sides and if the ground is wet, you can easily get stuck. Then there are back-in sites, which have their benefits in that they are generally more private sites with trees or other barriers separating your from your neighbors. You'll often find these in Canadian Provincial Sites and other publically-operated sites in the USA. No matter your preference it’s always a good idea to familiarize yourself with both.
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