Even though I'm not a huge fan of the great outdoors, I usually make it out to a campsite or two every summer with my family. It's a good time for the kids, who get to enjoy cooking over a fire and sleeping under the stars for a few days. The only problem for me is that it's hard to justify buying expensive equipment that will only be used for one week out of the year. But rather than skimp out on quality, I just learned to use the equipment in other ways -- easy enough, especially with something as...
Do you like camping? So many of us enjoy that much-needed retreat to the outdoors. That peaceful bout with Mother Nature. You can leave the stuffy office space behind, and ditch the city for a weekend. Suddenly the air is cleaner, and the noise has vanished. Now it's time to stretch out and gaze up at the starts. Take in all that crisp outdoor goodness. Wait, is that a twig stuck in your back? Okay, so the outdoors isn't perfect, but don't fret. It's time to search for some great camping beds. Then try the whole stretching out routine once...
Spending a night in the woods no longer means a long night and sore back the next morning. Today's camping beds come in a wide range of sizes and comfort levels to work for everyone, from the ultra-light backpacker to the creature-comfort car camper. Backpackers have been using rolled foam camping beds for years on the trail. They're light and warm, and they pack down reasonably well. They're also cheap and durable enough to be used as seats for cooking in camp or for a table to keep your cookware out of the dirt and sand. Self-inflating camping beds like...
The joys of camping are numerous. Being thrust into nature in the great outdoors provides many natural pleasures. Remembering my days as a girl scout, I remember the old fashioned tents with poles and spikes that took hours to put up as well as all of the heavy equipment we had to lug with us when we decided to move on and set up again elsewhere. The largest downside, for me of camping (besides the mosquitoes) was sleeping on the floor of the tent with nothing but a sleeping bag between myself and the hard earth below. Camping cots would have...
In the summer of 2005, we loaded up the kids and joined a bunch of friends for a long weekend camping trip out at Rushing River. Rushing River is a fantastic camping spot. The campsites are spacious (most have electrical), the washrooms are clean, the beaches are sandy and close to the campsites and Rushing River boasts a wonderful waterfall that the kids just love to play in. My parents decided to join up on our camping trip. However, they travel in the ultimate of comfort and style, in their 21 foot motor home, complete with full kitchen facilities and...