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…]
Are you bringing a pet with you for your camping trip? Are you worried that your pet might get a tick infestation while you’re camping and get sick? Well, you need to know how to check for ticks to avoid such an issue. Here’s what you need to know. [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…]
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…]
Unfortunately, when you are camping, you are spending the night in the mosquitoes backyard. They will do everything they can to take a sampling of you when you aren’t looking. The good news is that there are plenty of products to repel them and some tactics to take around your campsite to keep them away.
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.
Getting ready for your camping trip is probably easier if you do it yourself but involving the kids can be a great way of getting them excited about all of it. Depending on their ages, there are lots of activities they can help with from the planning phase to the packing up and going home phase.
Kids can help with the packing and planning. They can help decide what will be needed and what containers to pack things in. They can decide what toys and games would be best to bring along and can help decide much of the food that will be eaten on your trip. [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…]
Camping people are friendly people. They are more likely to say hello as they pass each other on the road and to step up to help if they see their neighbor having problems with something. There is something about staying in nature and having time to enjoy the things that really matter that seems to make campers really nice people. [Read more…]