Little Known Ways To Save A Boring Campout

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Girl Playing CheckersThe atmosphere is already set by the beautiful backdrop Mother Nature provides, the smell of the camp fire and whatever pleasurable foods you’ve prepared for the weekend. Want some easy recipes? But now what? The Camping Guy has some ideas for those camping moments when nothing seems to be going on.

The Obvious: Horse Shoes, Volleyball, Badminton, Card Games, Board Games and Croquet. These are all fun and engaging sports that anyone can be a part of. What makes them even better is how easily available and inexpensive they are. You can find them separately and in sets at any sporting goods store or retail location with a sporting goods section. A great selection of popular board games can be found at any toy or department store. The Camping Guy, however, suggests www.boardgames.com for cheap camp games delivered right to your door!

For The Family:
Hollywood Pictionary: With a large pad of paper and a hand full of pencils, each family member takes turns drawing their favorite Hollywood Stars. This is a great game for teams and giving away prizes like Electronic Hand Held Card Games, Portable Checkers, Uno, Game Balls.

Animal Antics: This is animal charades! Write the name of up to 50 animals, especially barnyard, onto small pieces of paper, fold them in half and put them in a bucket. After creating teams, have one person from each team blindly choose a paper and take turns acting out that animal’s behavior without making a sound. The opposing team members must guess which animal they are. The team who guesses the most correctly, wins!

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Tips For A Fun Thanksgiving Campout

TurkeyThere are a few key things to keep in mind when planning a campout during a holiday–especially Thanksgiving. First and foremost, you must have atmosphere. Without it, you could find yourself surrounded by bored and listless guests who wish they were warm at home. You also need a great camping list geared especially toward Thanksgiving, and some great camping games to go along. Here are some tips to ensure you have everything you need to complete your Thanksgiving Campout.

Atmosphere: A holiday campsite isn’t a holiday without the tidings of decor. Inexpensive, plastic tablecloths especially made for Thanksgiving are a great start. Add a festive centerpiece and paper place mats (sheets of construction paper with cut out ‘hand-shaped’ turkeys glued to them) and voila! You have a festive table. Hanging cornucopia party lights, when used properly, are also a nice touch of holiday greetings. Place a Thanksgiving welcome mat at the foot of each tent to finish off the look of your site.

A Camping List is, as you know, is essential to any camping trip. For a Turkey-themed trip, here are the things I suggest you take, starting with the obvious: Clothing and toiletries, camping blankets, camping tents, family tents, outdoor cooking grill and utensils, THE TURKEY, sides, breakfasts, sandwich fixin’s for the turkey sandwiches – next day, snacks, hot and cold drinks, lots of water, decor, music, lights, a fire pit, marshmallows, hot dogs and an outdoor heater.

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Beginner’s Guide To Camping

Beginner's Guide to Camping

Spring has sprung and it’s time to start thinking about Camping! I know I am…are you? Whether you’re a beginner or just getting your gear dusted-off for another season, you’ll want to read my new article in Camping Life magazine. It’s the cover article “Beginner’s Guide to Camping”, authored by yours truly!

I’ve put a copy of it on my website in the “Camping Articles” section. You can have a copy if you go here

I hope you enjoy it. If you have any questions about the article or getting started in general, just e-mail me, or post a comment.

Happy Camping!

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Tent Quiz

Can you guess what this is a picture of?

Seam sealer on Tent

I’ll give you a hint. It’s got something to do with camping :o

Oh, alright, I’ll give it up. This is a picture of the seams of my tent with seam sealer smeared all over them. Why am I showing you this? To remind you that this is the rainy part of the camping season and to make sure you put some fresh seam sealer on your tent seams before you go camping.

There’s nothing worse than lying awake at night listening to the melodic pitter patter of rain and have it interrupted by the constant plop, plop sound as water leaks in through the seam and puddles on the floor of your tent!

Happy Camping!

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