How To Take A Bath While Camping

Now to some, personal hygiene is not of great importance when roughing it in the woods. I am currently hearing my husband’s impersonation of the Tim the Toolman Taylor grunt.

For others, all the outdoorsy stuff makes them want a shower even more. I fall under this category.

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Shopping and Stockpiling

Stocking up the trailer is a big expense every summer.

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Condiments
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Spices
  • Non-Perishables
  • Snacks
  • Marshmallows

The list goes on and on.

A second place of residence means two fridges and two pantries.

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Pest Preparedness and Winter Storage

You know someone who has gone through this:

Enthusiastically, they opened up the door to their trailer, which had been in storage for the winter. They slowly entered the trailer and saw the horror – tiny little black “pebbles” scattered throughout the trailer.

A mouse or, most likely, mice called their trailer home throughout the winter.

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A Gentle Breeze

I know that there are many safety issues surrounding this idea, but I couldn’t resist sharing.

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It may help keep the kids outdoors during those scorching hot summer days.

Happy Camping!

To watch T.V. or not to watch T.V. at the campsite? That is the question.

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It seems misguided to consider watching television while at the campsite. The whole point of camping is to experience the great outdoors – to unplug – to connect with the family.

We would have never have thought about our television options for the campsite in previous years, but our camping style is changing this summer. We are going to be spending the majority of the summer at the campsite, so it may be “handy” to have a plan B – in case it rains!

So what is one to do? No, really, what is one to do?

What are our options?

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How To Camp During The Winter

As much as we love camping, we are not cold weather campers. I will confess that my husband does dabble in the insanity of winter tent camping, but the rest of the family prefers the warmth of a bed.

So, how does our family get our camping fix in the middle of winter? Well, we stay in cabins – camping cabins!

What exactly are camping cabins? Well, to us, camping cabins are tiny cabins that are minimalistic. They do not provide larger than life luxuries that are typically associated to “cabin” renting. They are simplistic.

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Taking The Guesswork Out Of Booking A Campsite

I absolutely hate booking a campsite without knowing what the site looks like. Yes, most online reservation systems have pictures associated to each site within the campground and they also typically have campsite dimensions listed on them. I do appreciate what reservation systems have to offer, but you don’t typically know what your site truly looks like until you get there.

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Camping On A Budget – There Is An App For That

If you live in Canada then the Canadian Tire App offers a lot of flexibility for purchasing camping equipment on a budget. Not only are you able to browse through all available catalogues, but you are also able to create a shopping list, or wish list if you will. The best part of this App is the fact that it will notify you when one of your shopping list items goes on sale.

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Camping On A Budget! It is possible!

When you think of camping you, typically you think that it is a relatively cheap vacation. But when you are just starting off, it’s exactly the opposite. It actually adds up very fast. I’m not going to lie, camping can be an expensive hobby to start. Here are a few tips to save you money along the way.

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Extended Stay Camping versus Seasonal Camping

What is the difference between seasonal and extended stay camping?

Seasonal Camping

Seasonal camping typically begins in the spring and ends in the fall. You are able to setup camp on one specific site, which remains yours for the entire year. In a seasonal campsite, you are able to leave your trailer settled on the campsite all season as well as store it onsite during winter.

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