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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!
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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.
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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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October 7, 2011

Autumn Fishing Fun for Tent Campers Around the U.S.

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: , — Simos @ 5:09 am
Trout on the move!

Trout on the move!
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Plenty of fishers love summer for its hordes of hungry fish and easy catches, but fall is turning into a great alternative for fishers who want to beat the heat and still land record trophies.

If you’re an angler, today’s AllCampgrounds is for you as we explore some of the best seasonal fishing opportunities at parks and camp grounds around the U.S.

For a quick, recent intro to fall fishing, visit this Press-Republican piece: Some of the Best Fish are Caught in Autumn.

Back? Great! Follow AllCampgrounds for fishing fun! (more…)

September 30, 2011

AllCampground October News and Autumn Camping Special

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: — Simos @ 4:49 am
Autumn is another beautiful time for camping!

Autumn is another beautiful time for camping!
Photo by: Tamasila Mihai (Stock Exchange)

The sweltering heat of the summer is over just about everywhere, but it’s not quite winter yet.

At AllCampgrounds that means it’s time to look at some of the best autumn camping opportunities.

Plus, this is the start of a new month, which means it’s also time for us to pop through the latest camping headlines and share the best in news for tent camping and RVing.

Let’s hit the trail and see what we can find this week. (more…)

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!
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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 16, 2011

AllCampgrounds: Some Big News for RV Campers in September!

Filed under: Campground Destinations,RV Camping — Tags: , — Simos @ 12:51 am
Pinhoti Trail Marker at Talladega National Forest

Pinhoti Trail Marker at Talladega National Forest
Photo by: Jonathan Kendrick (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds, camping fans and nature lovers!

In today’s special post, we’re going to explore some news for RV campers.

When it comes to RVing, the community is just as good at moving fast as it is at taking its own pace, and there are a lot of exciting events, ideas, and RV camping opportunities out there that we’d like to share with you!

More tent camping and great ideas about fun in the outdoors in next week’s post.

For now, let’s join the convoy and roll on! (more…)

September 9, 2011

AllCampgrounds Outdoor Adventures: Astronomy While Camping

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

Starry night sky
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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…)

September 2, 2011

AllCampgrounds’ Summer Special: More on Winter Camping Where it’s Warm

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: — Simos @ 12:05 am
Spanish coast by moonlight

Spanish coast by moonlight
Photo by: Mehdi Lebbadi (Stock Exchange)

Here at AllCampgrounds, we usually stick to exploring the awesome tent camping and RV lifestyle opportunities here in North America, and we love the national park system.

But here we are, with the peak of summer behind us, in September: the month when some of the nation’s major parks and camp grounds will start to scale back or shut down.

In many places, it gets too cold to camp in winter.

So, what’s a savvy tent camping enthusiast to do?

Every once in a while, it’s a good time to explore camping overseas: and that’s how we’ll spend today’s visit, with more on warm weather camping abroad. (more…)

August 26, 2011

AllCampgrounds: A Quick Reminder About Bear Safety, Now With New Tips

Filed under: Camping Safety,Nature — Simos @ 12:05 am
A young bear

A young bear
Photo by: Tobias Zierof (Stock Exchange)

Welcome back to AllCampgrounds!

Bears are in the headlines again, with a fatal grizzly bear attack at Yellowstone making big news around that park.

The attack took place at Wapiti Lake Trail, known as a trail for backpacking enthusiasts who want to get off the beaten path.

This is the only such bear event at Yellowstone in over 25 years, but it isn’t the only place bears have been spotted lately: at Grand Lake, Colorado, a group of 7th and 8th graders were thankfully unharmed when a bear wandered into their campsite, rummaged through their foodstuffs and helped himself to some granola bars.

This is all despite chaperones taking the right precautions in keeping the food away from the camp!

So, now seems an important time to remind our readers about bear safety.

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August 19, 2011

An AllCampgrounds Look at Winter Camping Around the World

Filed under: Campground Destinations — Tags: — Simos @ 6:04 am
Fishing on the coast of Morocco ... Yes, Morocco!

Fishing on the coast of Morocco ... Yes, Morocco!
Photo by: Jean Froidevaux (Stock Exchange)

Welcome to AllCampgrounds!

It’s the middle of August, and for many of us here in the good ol’ United States, that means the official camping season is starting to draw down.

But campers rejoice: there are tent camping and RV camping destinations scattered all around the world where the fun is just getting started.

Camping is holding steady in the States, but it’s growing fast in many other countries, including a few that make tempting winter destinations.

Today, we’ll peek in on a few choice places to camp in winter.

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