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 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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Why Kids Should Climb

Climbing is an energy burning, brain-flexing puzzle Climbing is one of those unique activities that exercise the mind and the body and promote emotional well-being. It challenges your muscles and burns calories. It presents obstacles that encourage creative thinking and it offers opportunities to develop confidence and to relax in nature. Building muscle and weight…

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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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6 Reasons to Take your Kids Camping

Busy lifestyles, endless connectivity, parents feel they have less time to take kids camping. What we are seeing across the country are more children with preventable health issues like childhood obesity. Children are exhibiting lower self-esteem and less problem solving capabilities than generations past and their international peers. Camping is a simple, family-friendly way to help…

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