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Can you smell it? The crispness in the air, caramel apples, pumpkin pies, warm cider. Just imagine waking up in the outdoors, the smell of the campfire, bundled up snuggling close with the kiddos and your hands wrapped around a hot cup of Joe. It's that beautiful season of fall, perfect time to pitch that tent or crank out that camper for a few last runs before the winter. If you have been sad faced about being stuck indoors for the winter here are a few good reasons you can use to say out a bit longer :) SAVING MONEY: There's a good place...

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Hi Randy Just got back from my first camping trip with my new OzTent. I am a 68 year widow so I wanted something easy to handle and easy to put up. We picked our spots and my friend went back to the office to let them know which spots we had chosen. He wasn't gone more than 6 or 7 minutes. So, I pulled that tent out and had it up by myself by the time he got back. I was leisurely sitting at the picnic table by the time he returned. Just had to show off! It was great,...

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Ooo, I'm kinda an expert camper myself ;-) Pack a family of 4 or 5 + dog (my hubby on occasion joins us mid-way) for anywhere from 2-4 weeks. I use large clear plastic bins, one for cooking & laundry items (propane stove & lighter, propane, laundry soap, dish soap, clothes line & pins, etc), one for dishes, one for dried food items.. Keeps them all together. Even tho they are clear, I also label what is in them with a marker, as then people put the right things in them ;-) Everything is so tightly packed in our minivan;...

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Yes it is! Looking back at the good ole days when folks would sit on the front porch and talk about life in general, well within the past 10+ years friends and family are beginning to enjoy the great outdoors in a similar fashion, camping has the perfect combination of recreation and relaxation for all ages. Here in Illinois there was a budget cut that involved closing some of our state park locations to reduce spending? go figure. There is no better place than away from the hustle and bustle of the city to gather your thoughts and spend time...

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Camping Trends: "Car Camping VS Overland Camping" How camping has evolved from the campground to the outback. In this issue we will be addressing the question "How is car camping different from Overland camping?" Both require vehicles, however, there is a big difference between loading up the standard SUV to camp at the local campground, and using an Overland vehicle that's been upgraded for off-road use and is equipped for driving into remote areas. These vehicles require more than just off-road tires When car camping your more likely to stay at a campground with all the modern conveniences of home...

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