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Camping Tips -

How to Remove Mildew from a Canvas Tent There's something about opening your canvas tent and finding a suprise "inside" when unrolled, the surprise is finding mildew that has developed on the canvas by accidently storing away wet, it is a good practice to pack away dry. If it is raining while taking down then the tent can be packed away and unrolled when you get the first opportunity.. Provided below is a mixture for removing the mildew without having to replace the tent... Start off with 5 quarts of water Add 1 quart of vinegar Add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Use a sponge to...

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Camping Travel -

For the past 5 years we have been coming to Daytona Beach Florida to be vendors at the Daytona Turkey Rod Run.  We have a great response there selling the OzTent Furniture and Bluescrew Ground Anchors.  We also have family in the Daytona area, so we stay through until the middle of January then head back to Illinois for more shows, but this year was a little different.......  Just to give you a little history, Randy and I started Family Tent Camping back in 2005 selling quality camping products online (he always wanted to have his own campground as he...

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Camping Tips -

Camping is a new experience for everyone, we all have to start somewhere, right? I'm sure there is a camping story that made you rethink the idea of doing this camping thing again. There is an old saying that applies to every camping situation "live and learn?" Here are a couple tips and a helpful camping gear checklist to prepare you for the long haul: Tryout your gear:Before you arrive at the campground you should always try out your gear. There is nothing worse than arriving at your site and then trying to put together a tent that your not...

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I started this journey as a city girl who knew nothing about camping or the outdoors, but I married Randy Ranger (we call him) and he loves ALL things outdoors (almost as much as he loves me lol).  It was not until our children were 7 and 4 that he finally convinced me to go camping. My Randy Ranger tried very hard to explain the value of investing in a quality tent, if we had nothing else to start out, but I did not want to spend the money for one and we ended up with a very cheap box store tent....

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