When I was a kid and my family went on a picnic to the mountains, we would load up our food in our trusty metal ice chest cooler. It was greenish, a little dented and scuffed from years of use. We had refined how to pack the most food possible into our beloved ice chest. […]

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Years ago, on a back-packing trip to the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico, we purchased a genuine, hand-made local hammock. We got the “matrimonial” size. Bill and I could both sleep in it — with our heads at opposite ends! It was cool and comfortable and easy to transport from one place to another. After  we […]

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We had packed our usual tent pegs for a recent camping trip. Usually we camp in forested areas, but this time we were headed for an open, sandy area next to a beautiful lake. Setting up our tent, we anchored it with our always-reliable-before flat-hooked pegs. We began to settle in for the evening. YIKES […]

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The campsite listed a grill-covered fire ring and plenty of on-site wood for meal preparations — no camp stove necessary. Exquisitely seasoned chicken cooked over open flames sounded wonderful, so we left our camp stove at home. The fire was quickly ignited and the food ready to cook — when the wind started. Not just […]

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TRADITIONS! Family traditions can be something you enjoy, or maybe just tolerate. One of our family traditions is eating Swedish Potato Sausage (Potatis Korv) during the Christmas holidays. I do not particularly enjoy this culinary tradition, however my husband does. One family tradition we both enjoy is pitching our tent somewhere away from the city […]

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Now more than ever before, campgrounds have turned into an augmentation of our living space.  Gas fire pits have become the most sought after accessory to help make outside living more fun. In any case, with this ascent in prominence comes an expansion in fire related mishaps and injuries. The accompanying fire pit security rules […]

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Camping need not be expensive. I’ve shared with you the many places you can go to, starting today, where you will be able to get camping gear for a fraction of its original price or, even better, free. So what are you waiting for! With such a ready supply of discount camping equipment, camping on […]

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This past weekend we took part of one of our favorite quality time activities, camping. We are an outdoorsy type family (when we can fit it in at least).  Camping is something we all enjoy doing. Especially on the rare occasions like this past weekend. We were able to camp with a group of other families that we […]

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