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October 21, 2011

AllCampgrounds Gears Up for Winter Camping! Part 1 …

Filed under: Camping,Camping Safety,Nature — Tags: — Simos @ 12:05 am
Find that aurora!

Find that aurora!
Photo by: Brian Stevens (Stock Exchange)

It’s only October, but tent campers know that the best way to get the prime spots at many parks and campgrounds is to plan ahead; and if you’re feeling adventurous this winter, then it’s always best to be prepared!

Yes, while winter sees many camp grounds around the U.S. close down for the season, there are always those that stay open year round. The intrepid tent camper can also look for backcountry adventures – only for the outdoors expert, of course!

Today, AllCampgrounds will review some nifty sites on the web for those who plan to brave the cold and enjoy some winter camping this year.
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October 14, 2011

AllCampgrounds Newsflash: REI Releases Great Video Archive for Outdoor Skills

Filed under: Camping,Camping Safety — Tags: — Simos @ 1:19 am
Boat dock at Glacial Lake.

Boat dock at Glacial Lake.
Photo by: konikaori (Stock Exchange)

Howdy, campers!

In today’s article, we’d like to introduce you to a great new resource for learning the skills that will bring you fun and safety in the outdoors.

REI is a great supplier of outdoor gear like backpacks, tents, canoes, and much more.

But did you also know you can go to their website to enjoy a great archive of articles and videos about a whole slew of topics for tent camping and RV campers alike?

We’ve gone through the whole library and picked out some of the best for you to enjoy.

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September 23, 2011

AllCampgrounds: Some Tips for Kid-Friendly Fun Around the Campfire

Filed under: Camping — Tags: , , — Simos @ 12:05 am
Gather ‘round the campfire for some fun ideas!

Gather ‘round the campfire for some fun ideas!
Photo by: Cody Mummau (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds, your home for camping fun on the web!

Everyone here loves camping, and what could be more iconic than the campfire?

If you’ve got a camping trip coming up where you want to help kids unplug, unwind, and have some good old-fashioned camping fun, the campfire is your best friend.

It’s magical, it’s mysterious, and there are a whole bunch of terrific things you can do around it.

Now, through the wonder of the internet, AllCampgrounds will help you put a new spin on some old favorites.

Gather ‘round, tent campers, and let’s get cracking! (more…)

September 9, 2011

AllCampgrounds Outdoor Adventures: Astronomy While Camping

Filed under: Camping — Simos @ 12:05 am
Starry night sky

Starry night sky
Photo by: magicmarie (Stock Exchange)

Welcome to AllCampgrounds!

For the next few weeks we’ll explore some fun things to do while tent camping.

You don’t need fancy camp grounds to enjoy stargazing while you’re out at night, and in many places, parks and camp grounds far from the city lights are the best places to see the wonders the night sky holds.

As you can see from the Astronomy Events Calendar, there are plenty of “star parties” and great stargazing opportunities coming up throughout the year, and many are in the vicinity of terrific camp grounds!

Here’s a little information on how to get started with astronomy on your camping trips. (more…)

August 5, 2011

AllCampgrounds News Alerts: Top Camping News for August 2011

Filed under: Campground Destinations,Camping — Tags: — Simos @ 5:49 am
Laguna Ridge Trail, California

Laguna Ridge Trail, California
Photo by: dlockeretz (Stock Exchange)

It’s good to see you back again at AllCampgrounds.

As you know, this is the place to be for tent camping, RV parks and campgrounds, and just about anything to do with the camping life: whether you want to go camping quick, make a camping pie, or even find the “camping bathroom.”

No surprise, then, that whether RVing or tent camping is more your style, you’ll find something to smile about in this latest round of news from around the camping community.

Climb aboard the AllCampgrounds hay wagon and let’s go! (more…)

July 22, 2011

Specialty Camping for RV Enthusiasts, Part 1: Boondocking

Filed under: Camping,RV Camping — Tags: , — Simos @ 12:01 am
Camping ... it’s out there!

Camping ... it’s out there!
Photo by: Victor Zuydweg (Stock Exchange)

Today’s AllCampgrounds blog will explore what we might call “advanced” RV camping.

Even with RV parks and campgrounds dotting the landscape all around North America, there are a few unusual RV camping opportunities that even seasoned campers might not know much about.

For this post, AllCampgrounds will be shining a light on one of the more intriguing, less well known styles of RV camping, to really give you an idea of how versatile your rig can be.

Yes, today’s AllCampgrounds adventure is all about boondocking! (more…)

July 15, 2011

AllCampgrounds News Alerts: The Best Camping News for July 2011

Filed under: Camping,Camping Safety — Tags: — Simos @ 12:05 am

River eddy in the Missouri River Photo by:
Robert Linder (Stock Exchange)

Hello and welcome to AllCampgrounds!

This week, we’ll be sharing some great camping news for all you tent camping and RV camping enthusiasts.

The summer camping season still has a lot of life left in it, so this won’t be all!

We’ll return to our usual (and unusual) coverage of the best RV parks and campgrounds, tent camping parks, and other top quality camping destinations next go around.

But for now, it’s time for news: AllCampgrounds has you covered with the very latest on the camping scene. (more…)

July 1, 2011

RV Parks and Campgrounds for the Best Summer Camping, Part 1

Filed under: Camping — Tags: — Simos @ 12:05 am
Ready to hit the trail for more summer camping fun?

Ready to hit the trail for more summer camping fun?
Photo by: Mike Newman (Stock Exchange)

Welcome to AllCampgrounds!

Just like we promised last week, today’s journey is all about RV parks and campgrounds.

RVers can find awesome camping conditions just about any time of the year, of course, but it’s all about finding the right camp grounds for your style.

Let’s beat the heat or enjoy the burn at some great summery destinations for big rig campers! (more…)

May 27, 2011

Beyond S’Mores & Camping Pie: Make Camping Delicious With Outdoor Cooking

Filed under: Camping — Tags: — Simos @ 5:51 am
With a little practice, you can eat at camp just as good as home!

With a little practice, you can eat at camp just as good as home!
Photo by: Jason M. (Stock Exchange)

Today’s AllCampgrounds aims to make your next camping trip tastier than ever.

Virtually all campsites offer a little in the way of cooking amenities, and when you head to your favorite camp grounds, there’s nothing keeping you from going beyond franks and beans to delicious food you’ll look forward to.

Not to look down on the mainstays, mind; but if you’re into classic tent camping, you can always make your trips more fun by adding variety to your camping meals.

Here’s a collection of recipe links for inspiration.

Campfire Cooking Tips : Topics include getting the most out of your Dutch oven, grilling and barbecuing tips and recipes, and some terrific recipes that kids will really enjoy, including no-bake cookies and one-minute pizza. Not quite your style? Try the Dutch oven lasagna for a more sophisticated treat.

Campfire Cooking at EarthEasy: Need a refresher on building and preparing your campfire before you cook? EarthEasy has you covered with this link, including step-by-step, illustrated instructions. But even the pros will have a mouth-watering treat here, with a variety of recipes for shishkebab, campfire potatos, and even beer-battered fish fillets! Don’t know about you, but I could go for that right now!

Dutch Oven Recipes for Campfire Cooking: Next time you head out to your favorite camp grounds, be sure to bring this list. With twenty recipes to suit all tastes, you’ll be amazed at just how versatile your simple, stalwart Dutch oven can really be. My favorite here? The one-pot tortilla breakfast. The baked salmon is pretty impressive, though. Also from this page, you can check out authentic “old west”-style recipes.

Campfire Cooking Recipes: A quick one, but a good one, especially for primitive campers who are planning to eat what they catch or hunt. Includes recipes for campfire trout, wild duck, grilled vegetables, and a fruit dessert using pears. There are some other interesting topics covered on the rest of the site, including backcountry camping tips and RV camping trip planning. Remember to have your fishing or hunting licenses in order!

Also note that if you head to YouTube, you can find a lot of videos including step-by-step instructions on campground cooking. This is a pretty good method, since it lets you see what’s going on and you can judge the end result for yourself! There are also plenty of great books on the subject, including Dutch oven, “on a stick,” and foil cooking with no pots or pans at all. Thanks for using AllCampgrounds, and we hope your next camping trip is delicious!

May 20, 2011

Can Camping Get Even GREENER! KoA Thinks So!

Filed under: Campground Destinations,Camping — Tags: , , — Simos @ 3:05 am
Camping goes solar at Herkimer Diamond Mine KOA ...

Camping goes solar at Herkimer Diamond Mine KOA ...
Photo by: Christa Richert (Stock Exchange)

Good morning, and welcome to AllCampgrounds!

You may think you can’t get any “greener” — more environmentally friendly, that is — than camping. All campsites offer an opportunity to enjoy nature most of us just don’t get in our day to day lives.

And, of course, hardcore tent campers and backcountry explorers know that “leave no trace” is the order of the day.

Heck, RV campers can run their rigs on electric or solar to make them more earth-friendly!

So, how can camping get even “greener?”

Here’s a terrific new idea from Kampgrounds of America … (more…)

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