Friday, 16 August 2013

Essentials For Your Next Summer Camping Trip

When summer arrives, so does the sun, swimming and the great outdoors. Here are some things you will need, and tips on looking great while you enjoy your trip.

which happens to be National Park and Recreation Month, offers a perfect chance to explore America's more than 400 national parks. If camping is in order, as it was for 282 million Americans at national parks last year, be sure to make a list and check it at least twice. Consumer Reports can help.
Outdoor adventures are a summer camping trip tradition, whether you prefer a short weekend trip to your state park or you’re heading out on a full-fledged wilderness adventure. Above are a few of our must-have items for your next outing.

A Coleman Dual LED Lantern is perfect for a group camping trip because the smaller lanterns detach individually, making them perfect if you need to go off on your own. When assembled, this lantern is bright enough to light up a whole roo You’ll likely be building a fire or tending a grill on your camping trip. The Fiskars Kneeling Cushion is a godsend whether you are roasting marshmallows, poking the coals, or just enjoying the warmth.

Pets love Washington’s great outdoors just as much as we do. summer camping ideas That’s why Fido and Flurry are number five on our list of summer camping essentials! Planning an outdoor adventure for you and your four-legged friend?

I make no secret of the fact that by the time summer comes along I have about zero interest in being kept inside. Once the sun is shining and the days grow long, I’m all about getting outside and enjoying every minute. Give me sunscreen and bug spray and send me out into the woods or to linger along the lake, and I’m about as happy a camper as any you’ll ever find. With at least one, hopefully two, summer camping trips in the works for the season, I’ve recently taken to getting our stores of camping essentials in order

A big supply of camp cookers is a must for any good camping trip. Marshmallow sticks, hot dog skewers, pie cookers – all the good stuff! We always make our coffee either French press or pour-over style and we don’t even own an auto-drip coffee maker, so our vintage percolator is another must-have among the camping arsenal

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