Plan Your Next Camping Adventure

Looking to spend the night out under the stars? Let the Active Weekender team help you plan the perfect camping trip.

We have guides for the first-time camper, as well as the more experienced camping enthusiasts. 

Below you’ll find our recommendations for must-have camping gear, ideas on where to spend your next camping trip, what to eat when you’re camping, and more camping guides.

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Can You Use An Air Fryer On A Camping Trip?

If you’re planning a camping trip where you’ll have access to electricity, then you might be wondering if you should take your air fryer with you. You may already take your Instant Pot camping with you, but the air fryer is another great small appliance option for your camping meals. Below we’ll look more into

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How To Fill Up Your RV’s Fresh Water Tank

A recreational vehicle (RV) consists of three water tanks – black, gray, and the fresh water tank. Each tank has its use. The black water holds everything that comes from the toilet. Everything that goes down the RV’s sinks and shower drain make its way into the gray water tank. The fresh water tank provides

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How To Properly Use RV Mirrors

Understanding how to properly use your RV mirrors is imperative for safe RV driving. Whether going cross country or just taking your RV down the road, proper mirror etiquette can be the difference between a safe trip and an unnecessary accident. To learn more about how to properly use RV mirrors, continue reading below. The

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How Much Do RVs Weigh?

Knowing your RV weight is important when it comes to driving over bridges and ensuring your vehicle will still drive safely in all conditions.  Determining the weight of your RV can be difficult when you see how many numbers are involved in the listing. The manufacturer will list the dry vehicle weight, but that will

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How To Clean Your RV Awning

After many weekends away exploring nature, soaking up the outdoors, camping out, and taking full advantage of all life has to offer, you are now at a time to settle down.  Maybe you have a few weekends at home before heading out again. Or perhaps you’re getting ready to pack up the RV and put

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Best Vehicles For Towing An RV Or Camper

With camping season right around the corner, you and your family may be considering investing in an RV or looking into upgrading your towing vehicle. Several factors play into the best vehicles for towing an RV or camper, including towing capacity and payload. However, it’s important to factor in other considerations about your towing vehicle

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Where Can I Park My RV When Not In Use?

Your RV is your home away from home. However, if you’re like most RVers, you don’t live out of your RV full-time. When not in use, you need a safe, appropriate place to park it. Fortunately, if you’re looking for long-term parking for your RV, you’ll find many different options suitable for a variety of

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Towing An RV: What You Need To Know

Whether you already own an RV that you would like to take traveling with you in addition to the family car or are considering purchasing a new RV to enjoy, it is important to understand the ins and outs of what goes into towing an RV.  From figuring out an RV’s total gross weight and

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How To Tow A Car Behind Your RV (3 Ways)

There isn’t a better feeling of freedom than taking a getaway with an RV. You pack your stuff, get behind the wheel, and your home is anywhere you park your RV. Your RV is both your home and your ride. But what happens when you set up the RV and want to explore the area?

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How To Find And Reserve RV Sites

You’ve got your RV and you’re ready to go: how do you find the best sites? In 2021 this is a more important question than ever as so many people are anxious to get out into the great outdoors safely this year. We have the tips you need for how to find RV sites and

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9 Awesome Beachfront RV Parks In Florida

Is it time to hop in the RV and visit Florida’s beaches? No matter where you go, you’ll find no shortage of awesome RV parks with easy access to sand, surf, and beachside beauty. We’ve rounded up the best beachfront RV parks in Florida, including popular favorites as well as some lesser-known locations. Load up

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How To Buy An RV (Beginner’s Guide To RV Ownership)

Purchasing an RV provides the buyer with several advantages: a private residence and the freedom of mobility. Everyone dreams of traveling across the United States, but not everyone understands how to put those dreams into action. The best way to accomplish the above and travel for long periods of time is with a recreational vehicle. 

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How Much Does An RV Cost? (Prices by Class + Other Expenses)

The U.S. is full of remarkable natural and manmade wonders, but you might never get to explore these treasures if you don’t have the right vehicle to handle long-term road trips. When adventure calls, many turn to recreation vehicles (RVs) to help them reach their destinations and enjoy the journey. However, with many different kinds

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How Much Do RVs Depreciate? (What You Should Know)

As with most modern mechanical and technological products, recreational vehicles (RVs) depreciate with use and time. It is important to analyze RV depreciation rates to gauge when to sell your RV or whether to buy a used or new RV.  We will provide you with depreciation rates for various types of RVs along with an

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Where Can You Park An RV? (Other Than A Campground)

It is surprising to some people who have just purchased a recreational vehicle (RV) and some who are already living the RV life that you don’t have to limit yourself to campgrounds and RV parks for overnights.  But where can you park an RV? With the rise in people traveling by RV frequently and those

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Should You Drive A Motorhome Or Tow A Camper?

If there’s one reason that many RVers decide to make the switch to motorhomes, it’s towing. Travel trailers, campers, and even 5th wheel RVs all require towing, which means you’ll be pulling the trailer behind your vehicle.  Learning how to tow your camper or trailer can be tricky – especially if you’re not used to

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Do You Need A Special License To Drive An RV?

If you are planning an amazing trip across the country in an RV, looking to buy an RV of your own, or just looking to rent one for a quick weekend campout close to home, you are probably curious if you will need a special RV license.  Although RV license requirements do vary across states,

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How to Dewinterize Your RV To Get Ready For Summer

Your RV or motorhome is one of your most valuable belongings. If you love the call of the open road, then you probably wait for camper season to come each year with giddy anticipation. However, before you can slide behind the wheel to freedom, there are some steps you need to take to get it

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How Do I Learn To Drive A Motorhome?  (Beginner RV Driving)

Buying an RV is undoubtedly exciting and life-changing. You can travel across the country in comfort and camp without worrying about the rain. However, driving a motorhome is much different than driving a standard car, and it takes some getting used to.  There are different rules and aspects toward owning and driving an RV. Here’s

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The 10 Best Lightweight Toy Hauler Travel Trailers [2021 Update]

Whether you’re a seasoned camper with years of experience traveling the backroads of America or a soon-to-be convert to the beauty and freedom offered by the travel trailer lifestyle, a toy hauler gives you endless opportunities for recreation wherever you go. Camping and RVing are activities that claim the attention and curiosity of thousands of

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The 15 Best Travel Trailer Brands For Adventure [2021 Update]

Traveling in a travel trailer can be a fantastic experience. Whether you’re riding with a partner, your family, or hitting the road solo, travel trailers are a great way to see the country’s top destinations.  In this article, we look at some of the perks and benefits of seeing the world with a travel trailer

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The 5 Best Small Truck Campers For All Budgets [2021 Update]

When I was in my 20s, one of my favorite summer activities was jumping in my pickup with a few friends and finding a stunning spot for camping. Over the years, sleeping on the ground stopped appealing to me, but I never stopped loving getting out in the great outdoors. When I first discovered camper

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The 15 Best Camper Van Conversion Companies [2021 Update]

Do you love spending your time outdoors? Are you looking for the perfect conversion company to make your camp van dreams come true? You can buy some vans ready for life on the road or save some cash with a do-it-yourself build.  But many people pay for a conversion. If you want a company to

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Need Camper Breakdown Help? Mobile RV Repair Services To The Rescue!

In recent years, RV sales and usage boomed. And it’s safe to say that the RV revolution is firmly upon us.  Families and individuals took it upon themselves to safely travel, even if it was just within the confines of four aluminum walls. According to CNBC, the CEO of recreational vehicle company Winnebago believes RV

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75 Awesome & Fun Things To Do While Camping

Are you looking for some fun and exciting activities to do on your next camping trip? If so, you’re in luck! While it might feel like there’s not much to do while out camping (especially if you camp frequently), that just means you haven’t gotten creative enough. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll go over 75

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Truck Bed Camping Beginners Guide: What You Should Know

Maybe you’re brand new to the concept of truck bed camping. Or perhaps you’re an old hand at it but are always on the lookout for new tips. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. This guide will cover truck bed camping in detail, including how to do it, what to bring, and things

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Anker vs. RAVPower: Which Is Better For Camping?

Any hiker or camper knows the importance of carrying portable power, and Anker and RAVPower produce some of the best charging electronics on the market.  Anker and RAVPower are two of the top power bank brands in Europe and North America. They are known for manufacturing the same types of devices: power banks, USB hubs,

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Down Vs. Synthetic: Which Is Better?

If you’re looking for a new sleeping bag or a warm winter jacket, you’re probably wondering whether you should opt for down vs. synthetic insulation. The type of insulation you choose will affect factors such as heat, weight, price, and ease of storage. With the right kind of insulation keeping you warm, you can get

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White Gas vs. Kerosene: Which Is Better?

Campers and backpackers love debating the best quality stove and fuel combinations to cook food quickly, the lightest weight, lowest cost, and safest to use. We’ve got an in-depth guide to help you choose between white gas vs. kerosene for your campsite cooking and trips on the trail. Differences Between White Gas & Kerosene Both

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Can You Use A Camp Stove Indoors? (Is It Safe?)

A camping stove is a small, portable, and convenient item to bring on your next adventure. It’s safer than starting a campfire, and it cooks your food faster and more evenly. But what if you can’t cook outside because of the weather? Can you use a camp stove indoors? Can You Use a Camp Stove

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How Long Does Ice Last In A Cooler?

A cooler is the ideal accessory for keeping refreshing drinks on hand on a hot summer day or for preserving your food during a camping trip. How long does ice last in a cooler? Ice can remain cold for a few hours to almost a week, depending on how you pack and store your cooler.

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Butane Vs Propane Stove: Which Is Better For Camping?

A camping stove is a convenient item for cooking your meals outdoors. It’s a safe alternative to campfires in areas with dry vegetation, and it’s a quick and easy way to boil water. A camping stove can also cook your food more evenly and help you prepare your meals faster compared to a campfire. The

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How To Close A Folding Knife

A folding knife is a must-have item when camping, hiking, fishing, or participating in other outdoor activities. These knives are lightweight, versatile, and easy to use whether you need to prepare food or cut some tinder. One of the main advantages of these knives is that you can fold them and store them safely in

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How Much Does RV Camping Cost? 

A camping trip in an RV can provide you with a lifetime of fond memories. There aren’t many things more enjoyable than loading up your RV with your loved ones and heading out for the adventure of a lifetime. But, if you aren’t careful, you may end up spending way more than you bargained for

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How Much Does Camping Cost?

Campfires, sleeping under the stars, and hours of peace and quiet in the great outdoors make camping sound like the best thing since sliced bread. You can see new places and reconnect with nature.  Some travelers look at camping as a cheaper alternative to hotels and resorts, but others suggest that camping costs add up

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How To Roll a Sleeping Bag

You found the perfect sleeping bag that keeps you warm and cozy on the coldest nights, but then you try to roll it up and try to cram it back in the pouch. Even the most incredible sleeping bag in the world can cause endless frustration if you don’t know how to stow it.  Giving

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Can Deer See Pink? (What Colors Can Deer See?)

Hunting is a significant part of human culture worldwide, and as a result of that, we’ve developed various advantages to help us hunt throughout history. One of these advantages is camouflage clothing. However, surprisingly enough, camouflage might not make as big a difference as you were taught to think.  The truth is that deer don’t

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Can You Put Anything In A Hydro Flask?

If you’ve got a Hydro Flask that you use a water bottle, then you might be wondering what else you can put in it. In fact, if you’re setting out on a camping or backpacking trip, then you’re probably looking for ways to minimize what you take and you’re focused on things with more than

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Ice Cubes In A Hydro Flask: Your Questions Answered

Preparing to hit the trail, or the road, with your Hydro Flask and looking forward to a cold drink later? You might be prepared to add some ice cubes to your drink, but you’re not sure if you should. Or, if you do put ice cubes in your Hydro Flask, then how long until they

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Can You Put Soda In A Hydro Flask? (Or Sparkling Water?)

If you’re interested in putting a carbonated beverage in your Hydro Flask, then you might be wondering if that is something that you should be doing. Can you put soda or sparkling water in a Hydro Flask bottle? Yes, you can put carbonated drinks in a Hydro Flask with no worries! You can even put

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Dented HydroFlask? How To Undent A Hydro Flask

Have you found yourself in the unlikely position of having a dent in your HydroFlask stainless steel water bottle? Maybe it took a tumble down a hike trail or you accidentally ran over it with your vehicle? Regardless of how you ended up with a dented stainless steel water bottle, we can help you fix

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How To Clean A Swiss Army Knife

Cleaning your Swiss army knife is a vital part of keeping this handy tool at the top of its game. Fortunately, it’s not a complicated process to perform on a fairly regular basis to maintain your knife. So let’s get into it!  What You Shouldn’t Do Before we dig into what you ought to do

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How Do You Cook With A Pie Iron?

Hands down, one of the coolest ways to make food when you’re camping is with a pie iron.  You can use a pie iron, also known as a hobo pie or camp cooker, to make everything from breakfast to dessert. But if you’ve never used one of these things before, then you might be a

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Get Fired-Up to Find Flint! (Where To Find Flint)

Did you feel like a renegade when you got your first tattoo only to start seeing them everywhere shortly thereafter, on everyone- the buffalo wings delivery guy, your dentist, your mom’s best friend?  You suspect they were always there – some under the surface, some in plain sight- but you failed to notice them. Or maybe it was trying hummus for the first

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Do Coyotes Attack Humans At Night (In Your Tent)?

If you’re out camping in areas where coyotes are known to roam, then you might be wondering about your safety. As resident of Vegas, I’ve seen a few coyotes crossing the road at night from the safety of my car. Of course, they’re the kind of animals that are considered nocturnal and hardly ever seen.

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Keep Things Running With The Best Quiet RV Generator

If you own a RV or are planning on buying one, you will need a portable generator for all of your camping trips.  Your generator provides potentially life-saving power along with a truly invaluable peace of mind.  However, selecting just the right generator for your RV is easier said than done.  There are plenty of

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RV Brands To Avoid (What RVs Not To Buy)

If you’re in the market for a new RV, 5th wheel or travel trailer, then you already know that it’s an expensive purchase.  With such a big commitment, it’s understandable that you want to make sure you’re not buying a lemon from some poor quality RV manufacturers. And just like when you buy a car,

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What Is a Hammock Ridgeline? Do I Need To Use One? And How?

If you’re getting into ultralight backpacking, then hammock camping is likely your go-to option instead of a tent. But the thing about camping in a hammock is that you’ve got no protection from the rain and bad weather. That’s why you need to know about a hammock ridgeline. But what is it? A hammock ridgeline

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Choosing The Best Tent Dehumidifier (2022)

Tent camping is a popular past time and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It can be a relaxing and enjoyable opportunity to get out and enjoy nature, spend time with friends and family, and have a grand adventure away from the real world. Sleeping under the stars, watching the wild and untamed life

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Alpaca Wool vs Merino Sheep Wool: What’s The Difference?

My favorite things to wear hiking are my merino wool socks and shirts. I feel like they’re the perfect attire for outdoor adventures, as well as travel. But not everyone can wear merino wool because some people are allergic to it. So when I recently learned about alpaca wool, I was excited to see if

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Stay Warm With The Best Electric & Gas Tent Heaters (2021)

It is a mistake to venture into the greater outdoors for a fun weekend of camping without a tent heater.  Unless you are camping in the dog days of summer, you will need a tent heater to stay nice and toasty at night when the temperatures dip down low.  However, choosing between the many different tent heaters

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Best Camping Bow Saw For Your Outdoor Needs (2021)

Whether you backpack up mountains, bike a trail, canoe down river or drive to your next campsite chances are sooner or later you will wish you had a good bow saw. Having a reliable bow saw can be the difference between eating a hot well-planned meal and keeping warm or freezing through the night while

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Best RV Portable Satellite Dishes For Travel Enthusiasts (2021)

Anyone who lives for the thrill of the open road and anyone who craves the freedom that comes from traveling the country in an RV likely has complained at one point and time about poor reception when it comes to their satellite. Getting off the beaten path is great for a vacation getaway and helps

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Sleep On The Most Durable Air Mattress For Camping (2021)

The right camping air mattress makes your outdoor experience that much more enjoyable and relaxing. Choose wisely and you will enjoy a truly restful night of sleep beneath your tent. Buy any old camping air mattress or the cheapest one on the market and you run the risk of tossing and turning, ending up with

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Best RV Portable Waste Tanks For Black Water (2021)

Anyone who has fallen in love with the freedom that comes from traveling the open roads in an RV likely has complained at one point and time about having to empty the holding tank. The holding tank is where all the water that is used in the RV -including what gets flushed- is collected and

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Relax In Comfort: Best RV Camping Chairs (2021)

Camping chairs are for more than watching a campfire or enjoying a sunrise. They keep us comfortable while we watch our kids and grandkids play soccer or enjoy festivals. Camping chairs are more than a spot for a rest; the best of them feel like the lap of luxury in the great outdoors. Everyone looks for

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Walmart RV Parking: What You Need To Know

RVs symbolize adventure for most people. Traveling off to new destinations can be exciting, but a little bit of planning does go a long way to ensure that your adventures are both safe and affordable. For several years, RV owners have found Walmart parking lots to be a hospitable option for parking overnight. Walmart parking

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Tent Camping 101: Tips For Beginners

So, you’ve bought yourself a tent and some camping gear and you’re ready to set out into the great outdoors and sleep under the stars. Well, slow your roll there a bit outdoorsman-wannabe.  You can’t just buy a tent and think that you’re ready to go camping for the very first time. There’s things you

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8 Ways To Improve Your Campfire Meals

There’s something primal about cooking your meals over an open fire, especially when you’re spending time out in the wilderness. It’s a lot different from preparing food in your kitchen. You don’t have access to easily regulated heat or a spice cabinet full of flavorful additions when you’re out in the wild. If camping is

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Best Rooftop Tents For Your Next Camping Adventure

Are you planning a road trip adventure close to nature and away from traditional campgrounds? If yes, you need the right equipment that allows you to set camp away from rough surfaces or close to insects and prowling animals. Rooftop tents offer an opportunity to camp in nature while staying off the ground and away

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G10 vs Micarta: Which Is The Better Outdoor Knife Handle Material?

If you are a camper or someone who actively trains for a potential survival situation, the importance of possessing a high-quality knife cannot be overstated.  The wilderness can be very unforgiving at times, and unless you are ready for every potential scenario it is really easy for those wilderness conditions to overrun you.  A good

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Klymit Static V vs. V2: Which Is Better?

If you are an avid backpacker and/or wilderness camper, one of the most crucial pieces of gear available to you is a sleeping pad, also known as a sleeping mat, air mattress, insulated pad, ground pad or bed roll.  These vital pieces of equipment serve a number of purposes when braving the outdoor elements and

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DIY Camp Shower: How To Make A Camping Shower

When you go camping, you’re not always guaranteed access to running water and a shower. In fact, while some campgrounds do make a shower houses available to campers, often when you go car camping there is no shower for you to use. So, what’s a cleanliness conscious camper to do when there’s no shower house?

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Can You Put Boiling Water In A Nalgene Water Bottle?

If you’re heading out on a backpacking or camping trip with your favorite Nalgene water bottle, then you might be wondering just how durable this thing is. For instance, if you boil some water on your camp stove for coffee, can you put that hot boiling water into your plastic Nalgene bottle? Or will it

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How Much Water To Bring Camping?

So, your getting all of  your camping supplies together for the weekend and it’s time to pack the water. How much do you need?  And, if you’re bringing the doggo along, how much extra should your bring for your animals? While it’s always better to have too much water than not enough on your camping

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How To Take Your Vehicle Camping Anywhere

With warmer days ahead, many outdoor lovers are beginning to plan their spring and summer camping trips. While some may opt to backpack or pitch a tent in the woods, others are choosing to camp out in their car. From more storage space to a raised sleeping area, living out of a car out in

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5 Reasons To Try Using A Tarp Instead Of A Tent

On my first backpacking trip, I carried a $50 tent my parents bought me from Sam’s Club. Granted, I never weighed it, but it must have been five pounds or more and a bear to pack! Eventually, I started working in the outdoor industry. Since then I’ve slept in pretty much every shelter known to

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Should I Rent An RV For Vacation?

What kind of traveler are you? The kind who always stays in a hotel or the kind who likes to do some tent camping or cabin camping? Well, if you enjoy the comforts of a hotel room, but the independence of camping, then renting an RV for your next adventure just might be the best

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Outdoors With Your Pup: Best Dog Breeds For Camping

Being an outdoor junkie doesn’t mean that you need to leave your furry friend at home. In fact, plenty of dog breeds make great companions on camping trips. And if you’re looking to get yourself a new pup, then we’ve got tips on the breeds that are best for those family camping trips. So, if

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Tips On How To Avoid Snakes While Camping

When it comes to nature’s most troubling foes, few inspire fear like the snake. Maybe it’s the snake’s mythological reputation of tempting humans out of paradise. Maybe it’s the fact that 20% of snake species are venomous, which makes them all look a little bit suspect. Whether a snake is venomous or not, you probably

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Can You Put A Tent In The Dryer?

You’ve just gotten back from a camping trip where it rained the whole time, so here you are at home with a wet tent. What are you supposed to do with this thing now? Especially if you don’t have the space outside to let it air dry. Then you remember that you have that clothes

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Can You Wash A Tent In A Front Loading Washing Machine?

After a few times pitching your tent at a muddy campsite, you might be wondering how to get that dirty tent back into like-new clean condition. If you’ve got your eye on the washing machine, then let us give you some tips before you just toss it on in with some Tide. Should You Wash

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How To Set Up A Tent (Tips For First-Timers)

Camping and backpacking are outdoor pursuits that are loved by millions of people around the globe. Nothing is better than arriving at your wilderness destination and inhaling that first burst of clean pine-scented air—a smell so pleasant that it is often recreated in car air fresheners. However, there is one downside associated with the early

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How To Go To The Bathroom In The Woods

Camping and backpacking. Two of the most enjoyable outdoor pastimes. Each and every year millions of adventure-seeking souls head to the backcountry to hike, camp and just get away from the hustle and bustle of their workaday lives. From nature walking to bird watching to a calm day alone, just fishing along a little-known section

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How To Treat Water In The Backcountry For Safe Drinking

These days, when most people go camping, they tend to bring along a flat of bottled water to make sure they stay hydrated. But what happens when there is no fresh or bottled water around to drink, such as when you go wilderness camping or when you are in a survival situation, lost in the

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Cook Your Meals Over The Best Portable Propane Fire Pit For Camping

One of the greatest allures of camping in the great outdoors is sitting in a warm campfire and cooking your food while surrounded by the beauty of nature. Nothing is more enticing and appetite boosting than the scent of freshly made food permeating the air, while you are surrounded by your loved ones who are

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15 Fun Camp Activities For Teens (Family Camping Activities)

Embarking on a camp trip as a family can be an exhilarating experience. There are numerous activities to participate in as you venture into the great outdoors. If teenagers are along for the ride, your ideas and innovation skills are about to be launched into motion. If you’re a camping enthusiast and know your way

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Why Every Adventurer Should Learn How to Sew

Every adventurer enjoys a good challenge and they all love high quality gear. What would you say if I told you that there is a very useful hobby that combines those two passions into one? Sewing. Not only can it provide you with a worthy challenge but it can also allow you to create your

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How To Pack For Camping In A Cabin (Packing Checklist)

With so many different types of camping, you might be left with a bit of anxiety while trying to plan a cabin camping trip. If you’ve gone camping in the past, then you can let out a sigh of relief because you’re already on the right track. Though the basics of what to take camping

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Last Minute Shopper? These Make Awesome Gifts For Outdoorsy People

Got someone active and outdoorsy on your gift shopping list? Whether you’re shopping for a mountain biking enthusiasts or a snowshoer, there are a few gift options out there that are perfect for all outdoor lovers. It doesn’t matter the occasion – Christmas, birthdays, or some other special day – the gift ideas below are

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Pack For Family Camping Trips With The Best Rooftop Cargo Bag

Getting ready to go on your next family adventure, but don’t know how you’re going to fit all the stuff you need into the car? A rooftop cargo bag is a perfect solution to your problem! A portable roof-mounted bag can keep all your belongings safe, without having to play Tetris in your trunk. But

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Scrubba Review: Is It Good For Campsite Laundry?

Love camping, hate laundry? Me, too – so when I saw a video for a product called The Scrubba, I thought I’d give it a try. My preference, when camping, is to always pack lightly, but I get tired of wearing dirty clothes. Going to a laundromat isn’t my idea of a good time when

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How To Clean Mold And Mildew Out Of Camp Chairs

As the weather begins to warm throughout the country, signaling the beginning of another glorious summer, millions of people start pulling out their camping gear in preparation for the first big overnight excursion of the year. From tents to awnings to cookware, all of your camping stuff should be rigorously inspected before you pack up

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How To Get Campfire Smell Out Of Clothes

Is there anything better than sitting around a campfire? Is there a more pleasurable experience possible than catching up with old friends and family in the majesty of the great outdoors, lounging around an open-air fire while the kids roast weenies and marshmallows to their hearts’ content? The answer, at least according to the millions

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What To Do If You See A Bear When Hiking Or Camping

If you enjoy hiking or camping in wilderness areas, whether developed or completely wild, chances are you may one day encounter a bear. This can be a very scary proposition to say the least, especially if you have no idea what to do should this situation present itself. So, just what are you supposed to

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How To Waterproof A Tent (And Best Waterproofer Spray For Tents)

There are plenty of great things to love about camping—the sights and sounds of the wilderness, the fresh air, and tasty treats around a roaring campfire. However, there is one occurrence that is NOT very great—the sight, sound or feel of water penetrating into the inside of your tent. Although rainy nights are usually a

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Campfire Tips: How to Bank a Fire

Starting a campfire out in the open, whether you are throwing a party in your backyard or camping in a far-off wilderness location, can be very difficult to say the least. It can even be much more difficult if you are dealing with issues of wind or rain or even hail. This is why most

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How To Stay Cool While Camping On Warm Nights

Camping is one of the world’s most loved outdoor activities. Every summer, millions of Americans pack up their cars, trucks and trailers and head out for their favorite wilderness spot. And while the fun of camping simply cannot be matched, sometimes the heat of the midday sun can become unbearable, especially for high-risk groups such

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How To Identify A Water Moccasin (Cottonmouth Snakes)

There are many people out there that erroneously assume every swimming or water snake is a water moccasin. Nothing could actually be further from the truth. In fact, most snakes can technically swim, even those you might not think could like the diamond head rattlesnake. And in the places where water moccasins actually live and

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51 Instant Pot Camping Recipes For Delicious Camp Meals

The nice thing about car camping, or even RV camping, is that your camp food choices aren’t limited by what you want to carry in your pack. And if there’s one way to serve up tasty meals that please even the orneriest of campers, it’s setting up your Instant Pot at camp. So, if you’re

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