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Desert sunset behind the Sierras

Handy tips for 4×4 camping in Death Valley

Here is my short list of important tips to help make your trip more of a fun adventure than an unpleasant ordeal. Carry TWO spare tires. Expect to have a ...
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EZ jar opener

The EZ Off makes opening jars a cinch

We discovered a simple gadget that opens jars with a twist of the wrist! We like the EZ Off opener so much we have one in our home kitchen as ...
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Dispersed camping by Huntington Lake

Dispersed camping by Huntington Lake

Hot weather is a great time to escape the heat and enjoy Huntington Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountain range of California. The lake sits at about 7,000 feet with ...
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Star gazing gear

Star gazing gear

Camping under the stars is one of the best perks about camping. The wilderness is far from city lights to enjoy seeing the Milky Way, passing meteors, or a shooting ...
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Hiking at the Pinnacles National Park

Hiking poles for balance and distance

These puppies make all the difference for hiking the backcountry, giving me stability while reducing fatigue on my knees and feet. I like to use poles with built-in shock absorbers, as ...
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Book by Patrick McManus

Pleasure reading books

No camping trip is complete without a good book to read! Here are some of my favorite titles to check out for your next camping trip. My favorite kind of ...
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Hair care clips while camping

Hair care clips while camping

Taming your tresses while camping can pose a challenge! Sweating under a hat, the wind blowing through your hair, or having to go for days without washing it, can all ...
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Scorpion queen

Scorpion queen

One of my most personal encounters with a scorpion was of all places at the checkout counter of a mini-mart/ gas station in Panamint Springs, California. Panamint Springs Resort is ...
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This camping planner saves time and headaches

This camping planner saves time and headaches

Enjoyable camping requires good planning! Don’t get overwhelmed with menu planning, researching potential campsites, and creating lists so you don’t forget that ONE thing that makes or breaks a fun ...
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Portable shower tent for camping

Shower tent for camping

One of the challenges of camping can be privacy and the ability to take showers.  We found the Mount Rhino pop-up shower tent to be just what we need. It ...
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Mammoth double sleeping bag

Double sleeping bag review

Having a great sleeping bag is key for a good night's sleep while camping. Our favorite is a roomy, double size bag for two people, rated for zero degrees by ...
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Hilarious book giveaway!

Book by Patrick McManus

I laughed until I cried, reading these witty tales of outdoor misadventures.

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