Posts Tagged ‘camping gear’

Lessons from our First Camping Trip

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

My wife and I recently endeavored on our first camping trip of the summer. After that first night back in a tent and remembering the smell of a campfire, I was hooked. When we were there, it felt like forever since we had last camped, and I guess it showed too. The trip was an impromptu decision, and turned out to be a good one, with the exception of a few minor setbacks.

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Camping Tips for Beginners

Sunday, July 12th, 2009

If you’re looking to venture into the Great Outdoors for the first time this summer (and you should), I read an article recently that offered a number of suggestions for ensuring your first experience camping is a positive one. Because, well, what part of sleeping outside on the ground far away from civilization doesn’t sound appealing?

Here’s the advice that outdoor expert Georges Seguin has to offer:

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Memorial Day: Camping Tips for Future Trips

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Memorial Day is here! Hopefully, you were able to get away and enjoy the fine Pacific Northwest weather this weekend. In fact, hopefully you’re still enjoying it…

One of my favorite Memorial Day pastimes is camping. I think this is a given when you live in the Northwest. Who doesn’t love everything about summer camping? The tent, the campfire, the food? It’s all good. If you didn’t get a chance to experience the Great Outdoors this weekend, well, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to do so throughout the rest of the summer. And please do take advantage of our beautiful surroundings and three months of warmth and sunshine.

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U.S. Forest Service: Campfire Safety

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
There’s nothing that epitomizes the camping experience quite like the campfire. Whether it’s singing songs, making s’mores, or simply staying warm, the campfire is an essential part of camping. To ensure you fully appreciate and enjoy your campfires this summer, the U.S. Forest Service has some great advice for building, maintaining, and putting out campfires safely. 

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Essential Gear for Novice Campers

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Spring is here, and it’s time to dig out your camping gear. If you’re looking to give a night in the Great Outdoors a try for the first time, Brooke Lorren offers novice campers some help by listing and explaining six essential items you’ll need for camping. Here’s a sneak peak.

Should You Buy Outdoor Gear Online?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

With so many products now available on the internet, deciding whether or not to purchase your camping, hunting or fishing gear online may be an easy decision for you.  If your previous experiences with online purchases have been positive ones, you probably won’t hesitate to order your new tackle from an online source.  If you haven’t had good results in the past, you may hesitate to trust another online dealer. 

When seeking out outdoor equipment online, it’s important to choose a dealer that has name recognition.  Brand names are helpful so that you can do true price comparisons between dealers.  A web site that has live chat with knowledgeable and courteous customer service representatives will allow your questions to be answered in a timely manner. 

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