Outdoor Basecamp

Afton State Park rvcamp6Camping is good, clean fun for singles and families alike. Most people think of camping as a summer activity, to be enjoyed as a series of weekend trips or possibly as a one to three week family vacation.
For those who are new to camping, purchasing equipment for these outings can seem incredibly expensive, but it really doesn’t have to be. It is possible to purchase what is needed and save money by making a list of your priorities and shopping around.

Some people like to pitch a tent and sleep on the ground, but that option doesn’t appeal to everyone. Many people want to travel with all the comforts of home at their disposal. We have all seen these people on the freeway en route to their next destination. Some drive recreational vehicles the size of buses, towing a smaller car behind them. Others have chosen a 5th wheel camper which is towed by a truck specially outfitted for that purpose. Rigs of both types are spacious, beautiful, and truly capable of traveling with all the comforts of home. They are equipped with functional kitchens complete with full-sized refrigerators, ovens, and microwaves. They have roomy bathrooms complete with shower stalls, the bedrooms feature full size beds, and the living area has television with DVD player. They can be equipped with antennas so no one has to risk missing their favorite TV show. They are also quite expensive. Most new campers of this sort will cost over $100,000, and because they are considered to be a luxury item, it is easier to purchase a house if financing is needed.


Getting a LightWith camping being one of the most popular activities for families and couples to do together, there are many risks that could cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Numerous people have not taken the correct precautions while on a camping trip and because of this many people have been killed due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Most people either do not take the correct safety steps to prevent poisoning and there are even some who are not aware how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. what many do not know is there are so many different camping equipment that can contain carbon monoxide. It is crucial that you know the exact measures that you need to take to keep you and your family safe while on a camping trip.

Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that is found in the fumes from burning fuel that contains carbon. Wood, charcoal, propane from a camp stove or lantern, or the gasoline that is used in the generator are all examples of what use poisonous carbon monoxide gas. Carbon monoxide in an open area such as outside is not known to be harmful, but carbon monoxide in an enclosed or partically enclosed area can be very dangerous and can even cause death. Carbon monoxide is extremely dangerous because of the fact that it has no odor and is invisible.

How To Find A Great Sleeping Bag

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sleeping bagMost camping enthusiasts would agree that a sleeping bag is one of the most important pieces of equipment that an aspiring camper can buy. Although it may seem like a relatively standard item when compared to larger pieces of gear such as tents and rucksacks, there is a great deal of customization available in today’s modern sleeping bags and there are several aspects that must be carefully considered before purchase.

Ideally, buy your sleeping bag from a local merchant instead of an online retailer so that you can have the opportunity to feel the material and test out the durability before making a decision. However, before stopping into the store, it is best to have a few characteristics in mind that are considered essential features of your sleeping bag of choice.


Few man-made structures can compare with the beauty of nature. From mountain grandeur to back-country hiking, spending time soaking in the natural world can revive your spirit, relieve stress and make you feel in touch with the person you always wanted to be. But there is at least one man-made structure nature could use a bit more of–restroom facilities.

Many people would love to spend more time outdoors hiking or camping, but the need to be close to bathroom facilities keeps them tethered to civilization. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can find a wide variety of portable potties available to make any outdoor activity more enjoyable.


Camping is a great way to spend a vacation and create memories of a lifetime. To help you make the most of your camping experience, here’s a list of the top 5 mistakes to avoid.

1 – Wrong place
Where you go camping is an important detail to tend to. If you want to be able to hike while camping then pick some place that has ideal hiking trails. If you have young children, you may not want to be camping alongside the river bank. Also, campgrounds have different amenities. Some campgrounds have hot showers, electrical hookups, structured activities for families, swimming pools, bbq grills, stocked lakes and even completely furnished cabins. Make sure the campground you choose has everything you want and need.

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