Camping

How to Choose Your Next Heavy Duty Backpack

If you are one of the hikers who are not afraid of a few days of walking on little known paths, you should be fully aware of the importance of buying a reliable and versatile heavy duty backpack. It depends on many factors, including the difficulty of hiking and duration of your trip. Of course, price is an important aspect, but you should be prepared to spend some good money on a heavy duty hiking bag that won’t leave you hanging in the middle of the road. The entire trip depends on it, and a bad backpack might lead to…

Swimming and Camping at Yellowstone National Park

Bear Precautions for Your Safety Swimming at Yellowstone National Park Don’t bring your swimwear if you’re planning to go for a splash in the river at Yellowstone National Park in July; unless you’re going for a dip in a hot spring. Yes, although July is in the prime of summer, some of the rivers and streams were still very cold. The clear streams seemed very inviting, as I was eager to get my feet wet; but much to my disappointment, the rivers and streams we found were freezing. Plan out which mud or hot springs you want to visit if you…

Backpacking and Camping the Oregon Coast

Hiker’s Camp at Ecola State Park On summer weekends, almost every campground in Oregon is reserved days in advance. One alternative to the crowds is Hiker’s Camp at Ecola State Park. At the summit of a short, steep 1.5 mile trail, Hiker’s Camp features a communal fire pit, three rustic shelters with wooden bunks, and a secluded view of the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. Numerous clearings behind the communal areas are available for tent camping. Hiker’s Camp is the perfect resource for a rugged beach weekend. Beginner backpackers and families with children will both be able to enjoy the challenging, but short trek…

How to Plan a Camping Trip to Walt Disney World

Learn How Easy it is to Camp Out Walt Disney World located near Orlando Florida is a very popular place to go on vacations or holidays. It offers four separate adventurous theme parks, two different exciting water parks, a huge shopping area, a fun sports complex and more. You will need several days to see it all or even parts of it. Walt Disney World has quite a few resorts, villas and a number of accommodations to choose from. One of the best ways to experience Disney and the surrounding area is by camping out at the Campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Process…

Camping and More at Cosby Campground in Tennessee

Camping Just Minutes from Gatlinburg, TN It is hard to imagine that quiet and peaceful Cosby Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains is located so close to the well known and popular destination of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. While staying in the area and doing some exploring for a trout stream away from the crowds I came across this campground. Considering the cost of the various rooms and cabins in the Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg area this nice campground might be an ideal place to stay and save some money. The Cosby Campground is run by the National Park Service and offers just under…

3 Odd Yet Useful Things to Bring Camping

Lemons Who would have thought that these citrus fruits would be useful in camping situations? Last year while camping, a bag of lemons came in use at least three times within a day with my girlfriend. First, we went swimming in a river and my girlfriend rubbed some lemon juice in her hair to help get natural highlights. We also cut up lemons to put in ice water to keep hydrated. Hydration is incredibly important while camping. Soda, alcohol and other various drinks actual prevent hydration, but lemons don’t. Putting them in water creates a very refreshing summer beverage and offers natural sugars…