Camping Packing List

Recently, I was asked if I had a packing list for camping. I didn’t, but thought it was a great idea. Even though my family and I have been camping for a number of years, I just never made a list and I have forgotten items. Here is the list that I came up with for camping....more

Always Be Prepared Like A Girl Scout

This weekend I went deep into the wilderness and it inspired me to think about being more prepared for situations in desolate areas.  Here are some things I'm going to add to my kit:...more

7 Reasons to Take Your Kids Backpacking

Tips for Surviving Tent Camping with a Toddler

OK, so I was dragging my feet. Every now and then, my husband A. would say, "When do you want to go camping again?" and I'd change the subject to what should we have for dinner, or, "Look! Look at the big cat wandering through our backyard!" ...more
I like the little tents I got from target. A lady bug, frog, shark, hippo, and bee. The kids ...more

Summer is here in full force..according to 90 degrees:(

So school is almost out! my 3 sons will be home and much fun we will have! The tradition we have done for the last 4 years is go camping the day after school ends! yeap..the last week of school we are busy packing and getting ready to go. ...more


In a few weeks we are going on a camping trip, a family reunion. We used to have a camper, actually a couple. Our camper was a big camper with a triple bunk, with a queen bed full bathroom. Could sleep nine.....I miss it but family dynamic changes. Then the girls started rodeo, so we needed to travel with horses. Bought a tent a camp shower a porta potty and cook stove. Did that for a few rodeos and enough, was enough on the hunt for a horse trailer with full living quarters and room enough for 5 people to sleep in....more

Gimme S'more

With the nice weather finally here, and summer getting closer I'm getting more excited about camping; our favorite thing to do in the summer. Something we look forward to when camping is relaxing by a warm fire and roasting good ol' traditional marshmallows!!...more
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Yurt Camping in a Snowy Spring

Here’s a question: Can it really be called winter camping if it takes place during March Break, and if our shelter of choice is a yurt instead of a tent? I’ve decided that since there was snow on the ground the answer is a big fat YES.I’ve uploaded a slew of photos to Flickr already (you can see them all right here), but I wanted to share one right here that summed up this wonderful new experience for me:...more

Ombre Cacti: Camping Anza Borrego Desert

If you had asked me three years ago if I would ever want to go camping in the desert I might have slapped you for thinking that I would even enjoy camping in general. Sleeping outside on a tiny pad, battling bugs, eating soup or pb&j sammies, using nature as a bathroom and no shower? Sounds horrible. And then something changed.  And I decided that all of that sounded bearable ......more
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Happy Campers, the Next Chapter

Greenbrier Lake...more