Camping Advice and Tips
- Family Camping Tips (16)
- Frequently Asked Questions (7)
- Outdoor Techniques (7)
- Responsible Camping (6)
- Tent FAQ (16)
- Ways To Go Camping (4)
- Winter Camping (14)
Camping with Dogs - Tips for Camping with Fido
Your dog probably loves camping and the great outdoors as much as you do. If you plan to take your best friend on your next camping trip, make sure you plan ahead so everyone has a good time. Consider these tips and advice for camping with your dogs, so that you and your pooch are prepared for dog camping success.
2013 Readers' Choice Award Winners
About Camping readers nominated their favorite destinations and products in camping. We narrowed down the best to five finalists and then we voted. There's no prize, but the winners will take the most prestigious award in camping -- a 2013 Readers' Choice Award!
Readers' Choice Awards 2013
Tell us your favorites in camping. What is your favorite U.S. Wilderness Area, the best Canadian park, and your favorite RV resort. Tell us your favorite RV manufacturer and favorite backpack for backcountry camping. Vote for your favorites in About Camping's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards.
Best of Camping - 2012 Readers' Choice Award Winners
The 2012 Readers' Choice Awards have come to a close and the winners are decided. About Camping asked your favorite state and national park to pitch a tent, the best camping tent manufacturer, the best outdoor activity, your favorite way to campground cook, and which outdoor retailer is your favorite.
Why Go Camping?
Campers share their reasons to go camping.
Camping Tips - Advice, Recommendations and Suggestions for Campers
Camping Tips - advice about gearing up, camping basics, step-by-step how-tos, sleeping bag and tent FAQs, descriptions of various types of campgrounds, and suggestions from fellow campers.
Camping On A Budget
Cheap family vacations. Take a family of four camping for a week for under $400.
Car Camping Primer
Advice and resources for planning a camping trip.
A list of safety concerns for campers.
Storing Food At The Campound
Suggestions for how to avoid food spoilage while camping, plus tips for food preparation and storage.
Camping Advice: When in Doubt, Don't
Be aware of factors, mostly involving people, which can turn a camping trip unpleasant.
Taking Showers At The Campground
Checklist and tips for taking showers at the campground.
Free Camping in the National Forests
A guide to finding a free dispersed campsite in the National Forests, plus an account of my adventures in Kaibab National Forest near the Grand Canyon.
Do You Take A Cell Phone When Camping?
What are your thoughts about taking a cell phone with you when camping?
What Do You Think About Campgrounds Charging A Cleaning Deposit?
Campers share their thoughts about campground cleaning deposits.
What Are Your Camping Expectations?
Readers share their expectations when camping at public or private campgrounds.
Campers respond to various questions and issues in the camping world. Are you opinionated? If you see a topic of interest, feel free to share your story.
Camping How To's
Instructions for some common camping chores.
What to expect when camping at private campgrounds versus camping at public campgrounds.
The Art of Overnighting Outdoors
A series of lessons on the basics of camping.
Fellow campers share their tips for taking showers at the campground.
Camping in Bear Country
A story of a bear encounter and some tips for how to avoid bear encounters while camping.
Web Tips for Campground Owners
Are visitors leaving your Web site before considering your campground for a vacation?
The Camping Guy
Good advice, articles, buying tips, recipes and more. Tim Dales, the Camping Guy, shares 25 years of camping and scouting experience on his Web site.