Category Archives: Camping With Kids

Water Safety in Camp

I read two terrible news stories recently, of children drowning while their families were camping. In one, a child wandered away while his mother was cooking at their campsite. In the other, two children woke up early in the morning … Continue reading

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Camping in RV Parks–Yes, Even in a Tent!

You don’t have to own a recreational vehicle to camp in an RV park. Many such parks have sites where you can put up your own tent, and some have cabins, yurts, or even RVs that you can rent for … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Campsite Now

The lights in the rest rooms stayed on all night long last summer at Honeyman State Park in Oregon, my very favorite place to camp. The lights were on, but that was the only light that came through the thick … Continue reading

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A Camping Gift for Kids

If your child loves hiking and camping, or if he/she isn’t sure about hiking and camping, or if he/she has never ever hiked or camped at all, here is a great idea to get the whole family primed for hiking … Continue reading

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Our Annual Three Generational Camping Trip, Jesse M. Honeyman State Park

I can’t remember how many times we have camped at our favorite camp, Jesse M. Honeyman State Park in Oregon. Sitting around the campfire this year, we tried to remember our history in the park. I know we stopped by … Continue reading

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More About Urban Camping, Seattle

I should have put these pictures of a cabin at Camp Long in Seattle on the post that I posted last May, but I confess, I don’t know much about computers and I didn’t know how to add the pictures. … Continue reading

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TEN ESSENTIALS FOR BACKPACKING WITH BABIES AND SMALL CHILDREN

(I wrote the  following article for the July+August issue of WASHINGTON TRAILS, a Publication of the Washington Trails Association.) In keeping with the tradition of creating lists of ten essentials, I offer my own ten here. Preparation:  Set up your … Continue reading

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An International Menace, Firewood From Home

I used to tell campers to bring firewood from home, but I don’t do that anymore. I used  to say it would be less expensive to bring firewood than to buy it in or near camp, but that advice is … Continue reading

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How to Pee In The Woods

At many trailheads, the park or forest service or other authority has provided a toilet of some kind, because it’s a basic truth that many people feel the need to go before they start. But what if there isn’t any … Continue reading

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RV Camping, Without An RV

Tent Campers: Have you ever considered camping in an RV campground, excuse me, RV park?  Many RV parks welcome tent campers. In addition to the sites where you can set up your tent, many RV parks offer weather-proof cabins or … Continue reading

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