State Parks Booked? Camp for Free Instead

Camping for free is easier than you think The fall and spring are prime backpacking and camping times. As a result many state and national park campgrounds book solid well in advance of those times. If you didn’t book ahead what can you do? Well, if you’re willing to do a little research and to go…

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Hiking, Camping, and Relationships: Installment 3

Welcome to our series of articles on Hiking, Camping, and Relationships. This is our third installment. If your starting out here you might want to go back and start reading at the first article here. Long Drives, quiet hikes, and no distractions for days: In everyday life we have millions of distractions, entertainment at our fingertips,…

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Hiking, Camping, and Relationships, Installment 2

Welcome to our series of articles on Hiking, Camping, and Relationships. This is our second installment. If your starting out here you might want to go back and start reading at the first article here. Setting up camp: How would setting up camp go with your new love interest. Would they sit back and let…

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Sawyer Mini Filtration System Review

When making the transition from car camping, to backpacking, one of the major considerations is how you will get clean drinking water. With many filtration systems costing upwards of one hundred dollars, many feel like their only options are drinking water tablets. However, not only do many make the water taste bad, but they only kill bacteria,…

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Rules of Camping

The more you camp the more you realize there are certain rules of camping that if ignored will make themselves readily known. So here we are, the rules of camping, ignore them at your peril. Rules of Camping: Pack more toilet paper than you think you could possibly use. Sure you don’t want your backpack…

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Beaver’s Bend State Park Write-up and Review

Beaver’s Bend State Park is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains bordering Broken Bow Lake. The Mountain Fork River runs through the park and the area is well-known for excellent trout fishing. Besides the excellent fishing, the beauty of the surroundings make it an excellent park to visit. You can enjoying peaceful kayaking…

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Cossatot River State Park Review

Cossatot River State Park in Wickes, Arkansas is the home of the beautiful Cossatot River. The river is rock bottomed and crystal clear. When the water levels are high in early spring, the river offers class IV to V level rapids that any kayaking pro would love. When the levels are lower, it is a great…

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