Monthly Archives: November 2009

Safe Sledding

When I was researching for CAMPING WITH KIDS, I discovered a fun network of places to camp: YOGI BEAR’S JELLYSTONE PARK™ CAMP-RESORTS. These parks are located all over the country, mostly east of the Mississippi, but some also in California, … Continue reading

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Three Generational Camping Trips!

Grandma and Grandpa, Mom, Dad, and all the kids! There are lots of good reasons for taking the whole family along—the advantage of grandparents’ experience in the outdoors, the extra number of supervisors for kids’ activities, the opportunity for parents … Continue reading

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The Destination Game

Fuel prices are fluctuating, mostly in an upward direction. Your small children have expressed themselves clearly in opposition to long car rides. That camping trip to a park two states away may seem less and less feasible this year. That … Continue reading

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Close To Home

With gasoline prices rising and showing little sign of falling this summer, families are beginning to think of finding summer vacation spots closer to home. For campers, that means finding camping sites only a short drive away. Many people do … Continue reading

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Do You Really Need A Campfire?

Most campers share a concern for taking care of the outdoors, the parks and forests where we are camped. Most of us already know that burning wood adds to air pollution. Recently I learned that plant pests and diseases have … Continue reading

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Be Prepared For Bad Weather: Set Up A Rain Fly

Weather forecasters are often wrong. Even if you start out for your camping trip with the promise of great weather, it still might rain. With an extra tarp, some shower curtain rings and a lot of rope in the car, … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Food Safe From Critters

Hiking along the beach in Olympic National Park some years ago, I came upon what looked like a football goal post. It was, my companions explained to me, a “bruin baffle.” It was a device that allowed campers to hoist … Continue reading

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Camping With Kids. What’s In This Book?

Parents who never camped as children may wish to try it but feel a little reluctant to undertake a new activity that seems so demanding. That’s where Camping With Kids comes in. I reached out to more than 100 individuals, parents … Continue reading

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