family camping:

We're four years into ownership of a 12v refrigerator, specifically an Engel MT35, and there's no shortage of questions about it from our readers who've never seen such a critter. The majority, of ...
You need another picture of s'mores like you need a hole in your head. Or, what the heck, maybe not. What do I know? So let's do it. My daughter and I have taken an annual camping trip just the two ...
Created on Fri Nov 16, 2012
The hot springs we were marinating in seep out of the rocks above this mellow river by 30 feet. We woke up the morning after a heavy, soggy storm that started the afternoon before and never stopped ...
Created on Thu Oct 25, 2012
Trail magic is a real thing among Appalachain Trail hikers. Say you're cruising (or hobbling) along the trail and find yourself staring at a stashed cooler with ice and cold drinks or fresh fruit ...
Hey, just because you don't believe in zombies doesn't mean they don't exist. Consider that for a sec: packs of undead cannibals looking to feast on your precious children. Shudder. And prepare. If anything, ...
Created on Wed Aug 29, 2012
The festival-like thing that's known as Burning Man is happening right now through next Monday out in the barren lands of Nevada's Black Rock Desert. Aside from the usual question of what is Burning ...
Take heed and obey, good people. Your happy camping depends on it. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure when it comes to proper tent set up. It's best to have these tips learned so well that ...
If it's one thing minivans and car camping have going for them, it's Volkswagen. From the chill vibe of the venerable microbus to the pinnacle of them all, the 4WD Syncro of the 1980s and 90s with ...
Created on Sun Aug 19, 2012
... a missive from Clyne telling a story of his recent family camping trip. Sure, he's a guy who puts food on the table by playing music, and he's been doing it for a long time. Good chance you know who he ...
Created on Thu Aug 2, 2012
We were two families of four each, and on a snowy December afternoon we shoehorned ourselves, our possessions and a weekend's worth of food for all into a 450-square-foot studio cabin with loft. The ...
Every time I take a road trip to southern Utah, it just gets better and better. The vast expanses of incomprehensible crimson sandstone landscape seemingly hide and surprise with endless opportunities ...
More than one passerby of this space didn't let me get away with suggesting that a mighty fine air mattress could pass for bonafide camping equipment. The resounding rejections pointed right at how ...
Created on Mon Jun 25, 2012
Somewhere out there is an ocean. Somewhere. It's one of the blessings of old friends, writes Ralph Waldo Emerson, that you can afford to be stupid with them. Every couple of months we do a movie night ...
Created on Sun Jun 17, 2012
As classy and tasteful as it is to discuss "downloading software," "greasing the punchbowl," or "punching out a grumpy," it still draws a high level of interest, intoxicated or not, at campfire time ...
"Hey man, we really dig your tent." My camp neighbor waved at me in the morning, he and his girlfriend were on the way with their kayaks to the put-in on the San Juan River at Bluff, Utah. I gazed ...
I have a dream — no, actually a goal — to take my daughter down to Havasu Falls. I haven't been there in 9 years. We'll both strap on our backpacks, hike the 10 miles down Grand Canyon and along its ...
Rolling through numerous small towns each day for the last eight months, we encounter a lot of new people, and they are often very curious about our journey. Most of the time the questions asked are ...
Camera: Canon 5D | Lens: EF24-105mm | Setting: f/4, 1/50 sec, ISO 400 "If there's a picnic table there," insists Sinhue Xavier, "you're probably car camping." He's commenting on the difference between ...
Created on Wed Apr 25, 2012
You ever notice how you gravitate to a tree or a cover when you want to do something as simple as chill after a hike or picnic along a Forest Service road? Maybe there's a better way to hunt for shade. ...

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