Posts Tagged ‘Camping’

Winter Camping: Don’t Forget Your Coast Products

Thursday, November 14th, 2013
HP17TAC LED Flashlight

HP17TAC LED Flashlight

The silence of a winter evening spent in nature; the absence of camping crowds and flying insects; the chance to play in the snow. These are just a few of the many delights awaiting you in winter camping. Now we’re not here to make winter camping seem like a piece of cake—it does take quite a bit more planning than summer camping, simply because you have to take freezing cold weather into account.

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December Outdoors Calendar

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Coast December Outdoors Calendar

Coast December Outdoors Calendar

Brr! It’s chilly outside! The cold weather doesn’t stop the outdoor enthusiasts of the Pacific Norhtwest, however! Despite the low temperatures, fishing and hunting enthusiasts from all over get together to talk shop, make plans for the new year and even  brave the cold to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some of the top events for December. Have fun and stay warm!

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Trackers Earth Teach Urbanites Wilderness Survival

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
At Trackers Earth, kids learn valuable outdoor survival skills. - Picture courtesy of Trackers Earth

At Trackers Earth, kids learn valuable outdoor survival skills. – Picture courtesy of Trackers Earth

If you think Portland is nothing more than a bunch of yuppies, you haven’t met the staff at Trackers Earth. Trackers Earth, formally Trackers NW, is an organization based in Portland, Ore., that is part outdoor education program, part wilderness survival program, part environmental activist group, and part sustainable living collective.

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Cougar Caught After Attacking Family Pets

Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Treed cougar in the Sled Springs Unit, Oregon - Photo Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Treed cougar in the Sled Springs Unit, Oregon – Photo Courtesy of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Corvallis residents can rest easy this week after USDA Wildlife Services officials caught and euthanized a 46-pound cougar that had recently deemed a threat to human health and safety.

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Frogs Are Cool

Monday, May 31st, 2010

cascades frog
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently released a new pamphlet titled “Frogs are Cool: Facts About Frogs for Kids,” an informative and fun flyer aimed at raising awareness of the many endangered and sensitive species of frogs native to Oregon.

There are 16 species of frogs native to Oregon, and many are recognized as Oregon State Sensitive species, meaning they have small or declining populations. ODFW hopes the new frog awareness campaign will help kids and adults alike recognize and protect the protected species.

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NASCAR to Open Campgrounds

Monday, February 15th, 2010

NASCARApparently, American sports giant NASCAR is planning on expanding its fan base and increasing customer loyalty. In a recent report, the racing organization is said to be preparing to launch up to 500 branded camping grounds over the next decade. In fact, 13 are planned to be constructed this spring.

NASCAR fans are avid campers, with some numbers estimating that over 60 percent are RVers, said Robert Moser, chief executive of NASCAR RV Resorts and co-owner of Morgan RV resorts. “It’s a perfect fit.”

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Three Things You Should Never Bring Camping

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Solar-Powered IpodEveryone always discusses what you need to pack on a camping trip, but when’s the last time you heard someone tell you what not to bring? Knowing what to leave at home can add just as much success to your trip as knowing what to bring with you. Below, you’ll find the three things I think shouldn’t grace your pack.

1) Portable electronic devices. Ipods, laptops, video games, cell phones — whatever. In my mind, the idea of camping is to get away from the complexities of life, and that includes technology. Nature has a plethora of sights, smells, and sounds that you won’t get to experience with earbuds crammed into your head or your eyes glued to an LCD screen. Instead, enjoy the Great Outdoors and the company of the people around you.

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The Adventure of “Unimproved” Campsites

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Often an exciting added element to camping can be using an unimproved campsite. Many campgrounds offer amenities like fire pits, tent pads, electric and water, even bathrooms, but an unimproved campsite offers little-to-nothing. For beginners looking to expand their camping experience, learning to “rough it” in a basic campsite can be quite the adventure.

I actually read a helpful article that introduced me to the idea of unimproved campsite camping. It provides a brief overview of what it is and what beginners will need. I’ve added some of my own recommendations below.

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