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Are You a Campfire Super Hero? Take This Quiz to Find Out

At the core of every camping trip … of nearly every great outdoor experience, for that matter … is a campfire. That’s how 50 Campfires got its name – 50 states, 50 Campfires.

Camping: 12 Great Ways to Fight Mosquitos and Ticks From the Skin Out

Biting insects – especially mosquitos and ticks – come with the camping experience … actually, with any outdoor experience. When we step outside the climate controlled confines of our homes, we enter the bugs’ environment. Thankfully, there have been major advances in preventing the unpleasant, and increasingly unhealthy, biting of mosquitos and ticks.

How to Tie Four Easy Camping Knots (video)

How to tie camping knots. The subject sounds kind of nerdy … until you’re camping and you need to know how to tie a particular knot … like right now. Sure, the family car camper is not usually staking his or her life on knowing the right knot like a rock climber or a cave explorer does.

10 Tips for Camping With Your Dog In Hot Weather (infographic)

Dogs love camping, too! But only if you take the right steps to make it a good experience for you and for them. Camping with dogs in summer weather can be uncomfortable, even dangerous for your canine companion. You must think ahead about how you’ll take care of your dog away from home.

Buying a Tent? Here's a Guide to Make the Perfect Choice (infographic)

Considering a new tent? It’s a big decision, and the selection and price range can be confusing. However, just asking yourself a few simple questions can put you on track to make the perfect choice. Our camping experts draw on decades of experience to offer the right questions … and answers … to make sure you find exactly the tent you need for years of fun with your family and friends.

How to Plan a Group Camping Trip (infographic)

Planning a camping trip for a family of 3-4 is one thing. Planning a group trip for a family reunion, a club gathering, or a church retreat is another thing entirely. Doing it right takes focus, checklists, organization, and TIME! If you have an idea for a group outing, or have taken on the responsibility for such a gathering you need to get started about three months before the group comes together.

Campfire Tips for First Time Campers (video)

Camping season is upon us and many people are thinking about finally going on that overnight adventure. First time campers often make a few mistakes that can turn a potentially great trip into a failed outing. Campfires are probably the area where most people make their biggest mistakes. These campfire tips will help avoid those pitfalls and make sure you spend your time soaking in the great outdoors rather than fighting it.

Plan for Your Best Campout of the Year

With hot weather, troublesome insects, and crowded campgrounds gone until next summer, many find autumn is the best time of the year to enjoy a camping trip.

Make a checklist to ensure an enjoyable trip. Take note of the items you used up on summer outings and include new supplies that are needed as the temperature drops.