One of the worst experiences that someone can have while they are camping and enjoying nature is being affected by poison ivy. It is known to be one of the most irritating skin afflictions that nature can bring, but fortunately nature has a number of remedies as well. What’s important is knowing what will help to reduce the itchy and pain when you might be far from other options. [Read more…]
There is nothing quite like going on a week-long camping trip with your friends and family. There is something special about getting out into the wilderness and leaving all of the big city stresses behind. Many people who enjoy camping also enjoy preparing and eating food outdoors. Food that is prepared on a camp stove or on top of an open flame in a fire pit is special. [Read more…]
Kids and camping just seem to go together. However, while parents are setting up camp sometimes kids can get underfoot. This is when having a treasure hunt can really come in handy. Here are a few to get you started. [Read more…]
RV road trips often have days full of adventure, but when you get back to the campsite at night, it’s time to settle in and make sure everyone is entertained. Sure, you’ve got running water and electricity, but did you let the kids bring the Xbox? Even if you did, it’s great to have family entertainment, and making shadow puppets means putting on a creative and even educational show, inside the vehicle or out. [Read more…]
If you’re in your RV chances are you’re enjoying your vacation or you reside in it full time. You likely cook in your RV and spend a lot of time enjoying nature. [Read more…]
It may be Fall in New York but campers are still at risk of sun exposure during the warm afternoons of September and October. Sometimes even more so during these months than in the summer because we don’t realize we are spending as much time in the sun as we do. The days are cooler and we spend time soaking up those last rays of summer. It’s a time we tend to forget all about applying sunscreen.
We all understand that being outside, breathing fresh air, exercising, and getting away from our daily responsibilities is good for our health. But there are other health benefits we get from camping that we may not be able to quite put our finger on.
Sleep. Life is busy. Our schedules are busy. Kids have practice, we have meetings, the house has to be cleaned, bills have to be paid, cars need to be maintained. All these thoughts circle our brain as we try to drift off to sleep at home and we frequently end up sleeping fitfully rather than fully. After a couple of nights in the campground you may find that you have slept; really slept, and it feels good. [Read more…]
It’s one of the most beautiful times of the year and New York always puts on a huge display for all who love the season. The colors are rich and the world smells wonderful. Who doesn’t love all those pumpkin flavored treats and getting ready for Halloween and Thanksgiving? The Lake Champlain area is particularly beautiful and is sure to please.
Fall camping promises crisp morning and evenings. These make that morning campfire coffee and evening bonfires even better. You get to snuggle in your favorite hoodies and sweatshirts until the day warms up. Then it’s time to explore a little and maybe even visit the Hoisington Brook Cascade or hike the Long Valley Trail. [Read more…]
There are a few things you need to do before the real fun can begin on your camping trip. We’ll get you started and you can add your own to customize your plan. Get these few things taken care of and the rest of your time can be spent enjoying your friends, family, and time outdoors.
Once you get to your campsite and have your rig positioned the way you want it, level the rig with whichever is your preferred method. Open your slides and turn on your gas valves. Light any appliances that need it and get your rig hooked up to the campground utilities. [Read more…]
We love to see the kids get started camping as soon as possible. The fresh air and relaxed atmosphere is good for them and for the parents, too. Plenty of parents bring babies who are only months old and they just have to do a little extra planning to make it a great experience.
You won’t be able to bring their crib along with you but there are a lot of baby sleeping options available these days. You may even be able to borrow something from a friend or family member to try before you buy. As long as baby is in a bed with soft sides and perhaps provides a net to keep mosquitoes away, the little one will sleep like a – well, you know – a baby. [Read more…]