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Camping: Most Popular Articles

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Airstream Travel...
Airstream travel trailers and motorhomes are a good value, well constructed, and great for vacations or full time lifestyles.
Why Ziploc Omelets May Be Hazardous to Your...
You shouldn't boil with Ziploc bags. Ziploc omelets are not recommended.
Beyond S'mores: The Best Campfire Recipes
If you love to eat at the campground, here are the most popular camping recipes sent in by fellow campers.
7 Gorgeous Spots for Fall Colors
Fall color reflection in Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is a top spot for viewing fall foliage.
The Top 10 Spots to Go Camping in California
California is a nature lovers paradise. From its sandy beaches and rocky headlands to tall mountain peaks and alpine lakes, California has a variety of natural environments to explore. Although California has endless opportunities for camping and recreation, these are our favorite places to pitch a tent in the golden state.
Printer Friendly Camping Checklist
Print this camping checklist to help plan your next trip to the campground. Provided by David Sweet, camping guide at About.com.
Southern California Beach Camping
There are plenty of beachfront campgrounds to pitch a tent in Southern California. Plan a California beach camping trip with this guide to Southern California’s best beach campgrounds.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Make Ahead
Easy camping recipes that you make ahead at home.
Hearty One-Pot Meals to Make Over the Campfire
A list of camping recipes prepared as one pot meals.
Four Wheel Camper Review
If you are looking for a pop-up camper to put on the back of a truck, Four Wheel Campers make the best designs on the market. The newer Eagle model is designed to fit a medium to full sized truck.
What Should You Expect at US Army Corps of...
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Storing Your RV for the Winter
Storing your RV for winter takes some careful and thorough work. Keeping your summer residence vacant is a top priority, as is protecting the RV from deterioration.
The Keystone Outback Super-Lite Travel Trailer
The Keystone Outback Super-Lite is a great choice of travel trailers. This 35-footer has made exceptional use of space and features, and even includes an outside kitchen.
Camping Road Trip: California's Central Coast
Plan a Central Coast camping road trip. Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Big Sur, and Monterey Bay are top camping destinations.
Do You Know How to Check Your RV's Electrical...
Here's a simple checklist to make checking your RV electrical system a cinch. Check each system in an organized way and enjoy a worry-free RV vacation.
Buy Cheap Camping Equipment Online
Looking for a deal on discount camping equipment? Shop for cheap camping gear at one of our favorite online outdoor retailers.
Gearing Up For a Camping Trip
Gearing Up For Camping - What gear do you need?
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.
Outdoor Concerts, Events and Festivals - in...
Outdoor Concerts, Events and Festivals with camping, in order by state. A list of great outdoor music festivals, annual events, and country jubilees that offer camping and lots of outdoor family fun. (USA and Canada)
Which states allow passengers to travel in...
Which states allow passengers to travel in campers?
Find a Place to Camp in State Parks, National...
Find a place to camp in state parks, national parks and forests, corps of engineers recreation areas, private campgrounds and RV parks.
Benton Hot Springs Offers Private Hot Tubs with...
Benton Hot Springs in Eastern California offers private hot tubs for each campsite. This camping review gave the campground five stars.
Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped...
A list of camping recipes for complete meals that are prepared using foil wrap.
The 5 Best States for Camping
Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York were voted the top 5 US States for Camping.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Dutch Oven
A list of camping recipes prepared in a Dutch oven.
Happy Camping: Learn to Flush Your RV's Water...
Make sure your family has a safe water supply by taking these few, simple steps in flushing and disinfecting your RV water system. It doesn't have to be difficult, but it's crucial.
Camp Food Recipes That Your Kids Will Love
Parents sent in these recipes of their kids favorite camp foods. Try these popular camping recipes for kids.
5 National Parks for Your Next Camping Trip
About.com Camping readers nominated their favorite US National Parks for Camping and these five took top honors: Glacier, Grand Canyon, Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone and Yosemite.
What to Pack for Camping? A Complete Checklist
Here's a complete camping checklist to use for planning your next trip to the campground.
Lesser-Known State Regulations Regarding Travel...
Planning a multi-state RV trip with a trailer or other tow can result in one or more tickets if your rig doesn’t meet state requirement, or if you don’t have a permit for your variances. Read more about how to plan your trip and avoid unpleasant surprises and fines.
Winterizing Your RV’s Water System
Preparing your RV for winter storage involves the whole rig, but the most important is winterizing the water system. Learn how, here.
Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler
A camping recipe from Mike Pierce. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy any sweet-tooth.
The Best Camping Spots in Lake Tahoe
From South Lake Tahoe campgrounds to Tahoe beach camping, this is your guide to the best camping in Lake Tahoe.
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer...
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer ratings?
9 Must-Know Tips for Winter Camping
Snow camping is enjoyable with the right gear and cold weather essentials. Whether you are snowshoeing into the backcountry or car camping in cold weather, a few essential tips and the right equipment will make winter camping enjoyable. This is your guide to winter camping.
RV Safety: Propane Tanks
One of the basic preparations you need to make before starting an RV trip is learning to care for your propane system safely. This entails tank safety, RV system safety, tank pressures, gauges, valves, connectors, and tank color.
Learn the Secrets of RVing with These Online...
RV Forums are the perfect place to get insider's secrets for a perfect RV trip. RV Forums are the place where RVers tell all that you won't learn from books and magazines.
Has Your RV Been Recalled?
Has your RV been recalled? If you haven't received a recall notice you may still have a defective RV, appliance, or component. We'll show you how to find out if your RV has been recalled.
How To Remove Mold and Mildew
A simple guide to removing mold and mildew from canvas, tents, and awnings.
Is there a web site to get a blue book for used...
Is there a web site to get a blue book for used campers?
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped
A list of camping recipes prepared using foil wrap.
RV Buying Trends
RVers’ buying preferences are changing. To meet the new demands, manufacturers are making lighter weight RVs and new manufacturers are introducing inventive variations of large and small homes on wheels.
How to Plan a Camping Wedding
Love the outdoors? Want to tie the knot at a campground? Photos, advice and true stories from brides who recently planned a camping wedding.
Starstream SS24QB Travel Trailer
If you're shopping for a high quality used RV travel trailer, take a look at the Starcraft Starstream line. These sleek, well-built travel trailers seem to stand the test of hard use by frequent RVers and full-timers.
A Coffee Lover's Guide to Camping Coffee
Coffee tastes best in the great outdoors. This is your guide to making the best cup of camping coffee.
Coleman SportCat Catalytic Heater
The Coleman SportCat catalytic heater is a safe, portable propane tent heater.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entree
A list of camping recipes for entrees.
RV Club Memberships
RV club memberships offer RVers a wide assortment of benefits. We'll tell you about the different types of RV clubs you can join and the most common RV club membership benefits they offer.
RV Living: Pet Control and Pest Control
Traveling in a RV with pets? Get tips on how to control your pets, and make your RV an undesirable neighborhood for insects and rodents.
RV Purchase Scams
Watch out for RV scams: investing a bit of time may save you thousands of dollars, or expose needed repairs before you get stuck with the bill. Take your time planning your RV purchase, sale or trade-in and do your homework.
Beef Stew
A camping recipe from Karen Henton. I made up this recipe while camping at Guntersville Lake Campground, a place my husband and I visit twice a year. I always take my Dutch oven along. We love the beefstew. I keep my Dutch oven greased in between cookings to keep it from rusting. It also maintains a slick interior, and the stew never sticks to the oven.
Learn to Make Delicious Foil Packs Perfect for...
A camping recipe from Cindi Stokes. Our scouts do this recipe the first night of every camping trip.
Autumn Chicken- Dutch Oven Recipe
A whole chicken recipe that is easy and delicious for camping. A dutch oven chicken recipe for the campground.
Campfire Hobo Stew
A camping recipe from S.A. Lee. This is an easy, economical and healthy recipe. We usually set up the ingredients buffet style and then form an assembly line.
Camping Recipes: Course: Breakfast
A list of camping recipes for breakfast.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Chicken
A list of camping recipes that use chicken as a main ingredient.
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
Dump Cake
A camping recipe from David. You'll be making new friends at the campground, when fellow campers walk past your campsite and get a whiff of this dessert.
These Foil-Wrapped Recipes Will Make You a...
These foil-wrapped recipes are easy to make on the grill or at the campfire, require few cooking utensils, and leave little to cleanup.
National Park Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds using Park Net by the National Park Service.
Dutch Oven Pork Roast: Your Perfect Campfire...
A camping recipe from Carrie. I call this recipe Dutch Oven Heaven. The pork roast doesn't have to be fancy or expensive, as it will be slow cooked to spoon-tenderness. Ham will be fine too, but shorten the cooking time to two hours, as ham is already cooked.
Camping Recipes: Course: Side Dish
A list of camping recipes for side dishes.
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
RVers Go Green With Wind Power
RVers looking for a greener way to power their RVs may find the perfect solution blowing in the wind. Wind turbines, or wind generators, may be a superior alternative, or compliment, to solar power.
Top 10 Gifts for Campers
Find the best gifts for campers with About Camping's guide to camping gifts. Holiday gift ideas for campers and outdoors people.
Choosing the Right Tires for Your RV
Choosing the right RV tires depends on understanding its weight limits and distribution. RV tires are the most vulnerable component of RV safety. RV weight determines the right size RV tires.
RV Living Tips: Living Small
Adjusting to the small space in your RV can be time-consuming, costly, and wasteful. Here are some RV living tips for scaled-down living and cost-effective budgeting for those new to the full-time RVing lifestyle.
Best Camping Destinations (Top Spots List)
The best camping spots offer opportunities for outdoor adventure, solitude and nature. Campers love a variety of of environments for camping. We've selected the top spots for pitching a tent and your favorite destinations so that you can plan your next camping getaway.
Best iPhone Apps for Camping and the Great...
Check out this list of our favorites and let us know if you have a favorite app that helps you explore the great outdoors.
Camping Basics - How to Set Up a Campsite
Camping Basics - how to set up a campsite - tips for preparing a campsite
Fall Foliage Reports and Touring Info
Use these fall foliage reports to find peak color times and fall touring information.
Camping Recipes: Course: Lunch
A list of camping recipes for lunch.
Backpacking Checklist - How to Pack Your...
Want to learn how to pack your backpack for your next backcountry camping trip? We have you covered with this backpacking checklist.
RV Checklists
RV checklists help you start your RV trip safely. Use RV checklists to secure your RV for trips, inspect your RV before purchase or rental, and for setting up and leaving your campground.
Setting Up Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 3 - setting up camp
Where To Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping
Florida Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Florida, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Canvas Camping Tents
Shopping for a new canvas tent? Product reviews and price comparisons of popular makes and models of canvas camping tents.
Get Started Dutch Oven Cooking
Want to try dutch oven cooking at the campground? Here are a few tips and essential tools for dutch oven cooking -- because everything tastes better cooked on the campfire and under the stars.
Campfire Chicken
A camping recipe from Bob. I tried this by accident one night during a Scout campout, and everyone loved it.
Delicious Desserts You Can Make While Camping
A list of camping recipes for dessert.
Chicken and Dumplings
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy one pot meal.
Buying A New Camping Tent? Features of Camping...
Buying a new camping tent? Here are some tips that will help you look for features in camping tents that will let you enjoy the use of that tent for many years to come.
Common Mistakes Of New Campers
Examples of common mistakes that new campers make at the campground.
Napa Valley Guide to Camping, the Great...
The Napa Valley in California isn’t just for wine lovers and luxury travellers. There are great camping options and opportunities for outdoor adventure.
RV Insurance: What Kinds and How Much Coverage...
RV insurance is one of those necessary evils you’ll have to arrange, but there’s more to RV travel insurance than just insuring your RV. There’s road service, travelers health care, air and land ambulance, property, trailer and a host of insurable options.
5 Tips for Easy Campground Cooking
Campground cooking doesn't have to be complicated. In fact, campground cooking can be quick and easy, yet delicious with a few basic preparations.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
A list of camping recipes that use ground beef as a main ingredient.
Turkey in a Garbage Can
A camping recipe from Holly. We fed sixteen people at camp with this recipe! If you want to use a bigger bird, increase cooking time and amount of coals accordingly. It doesn't hurt to sneak a peak near the end of cooking time to see if it's done, but do it quickly and add 15 minutes to the cooking time each time you open it up. If the bird stays away from the sides of the can and you wash it well afterwards, you can reuse your can several times.
Tips for Camping With Dogs
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.
Camping Basics
A series of articles focusing on how to make camping simple and enjoyable.
Camping Food Checklist
A list of foods to consider for daily meals while camping.
What They Don't Tell You About Camping
So you're ready for your first camping trip. You've got your checklist, and everything is in order. If only it were that simple. What they don't tell you may surprise you at the campground.
Camping Basics - More About Bedding
Camping Basics - more about bedding - alternatives to sleeping on the hard ground.
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as...
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as possible?
Mountain Man Breakfast
A camping recipe from Mountain Man. At the campground, prepare this recipe in a Dutch oven, then slice and serve it like quiche. But it is better when prepared in your kitchen oven. Just mix it up and place in a large flat glass baking dish and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. It is really good and hardy, and you will absolutely get rave reviews.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Beef
A list of camping recipes that use beef as a main ingredient.
Essential Camping Items
What 10 items of camping gear would you put on your checklist? Based on over 2000 survey results, here are what fellow campers consider essential camping gear.
Tacos in a Bag
Tacos in a Bag - a camping recipe from Rheanna. This recipe is very flexible as you can prep as much as you like. It all depends on your eaters. Usually one bag will fill up an adult male. I got this idea when I worked in a school, and they used these as a fundraiser at tournaments.
Backpacking for Beginners
If you love the outdoors and camping, then you will love backpacking. Get started backpacking with advice on how to pack, where to go, what gear you'll need and backpacking safety and ethics.
Natural Chimneys Regional Park and Campground...
A campground review of Natural Chimneys Regional Park and Campground in Shenandoah Valley Valley submitted by About Camping reader Larry.
Campfire Fajitas
A camping recipe from Chris. The smoke from the campfire along with the liquid smoke make for a very unique (and quite delicious) combo.
Bryan's Dutch Oven Stew
Bryan's Dutch Oven Stew - a camping recipe from Bryan. A hearty one-pot meal. If you like dumplings, you can add a can of bicuits to the top and let cook for 15 minutes longer.
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV...
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV maker?
Beanie Weenie Casserole
A camping recipe from Rebecca Bishop. I am a cook at a campsite now and have found this is a big hit whenever I serve it. This recipe can be done on the stove or over a fire.
Learn to Make Boatin' Hillbilly Trash Breakfast
A camping recipe from Pat Frain. This is so easy to make, and you can add whatever you want, and clean up is easy. I made this up last summer and the marina that we keep our boat at and my other boating friends just love it.
Apple Crisp
A camping recipe from Sheryl. Highly adaptable recipe. Good for dessert as well as breakfast.
Georgia Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in Georgia, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Skillet Meals
A list of camping recipes for skillet meals.
Your RVing Home Base
Reasons for establishing an RV home base. Full-time RVers need to have a permanent home base of residency. Choosing a permanent RVers home base takes careful planning. What does it take to establish an RV residence or home base?
Find Solitude in the 10 Quietest National Parks
If you want to find solitude in the great outdoors, visit one of the national park service's least visited parks, monuments, and historic sites.
Baking At The Campground With Dutch Ovens
Whatever you can bake at home in a conventional oven, you can bake at the campground in a Dutch oven.
Taking Showers At The Campground
Checklist and tips for taking showers at the campground.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped Meat
A list of camping recipes for meat that are prepared using foil wrap.
What Not to Do on a Camping Trip
Want to make your campground neighbors miserable and have no fun on your next camping trip? Read this.
Driving Your RV
RV driving requires taking many factors into consideration. In this article, I tell you what to know before you take your first trip.
Bikers Subs
A camping recipe from eaglescout. This is a great make-ahead recipe for bikers, boaters, campers and anyone who wants a quick meal without all the work. People will love you, if you share.
Camp Kabobs
A camping recipe from Marsha. Camp Kabobs are easy and mess free. The kids like eating them too, because they're fun to eat. Bake potatoes directly in the fire, add some bread and you've got a meal.
Your Description of the Perfect Campground has...
Thank you for submitting a description of your favorite campground to the camping site.
Creek Ridge Camping, Hot Springs, North Carolina
Campground Review - Creek Ridge Camping, Hot Springs, North Carolina
Camp Beef Stew
Camp Beef Stew - a camping recipe from Randy. Prepare at least a day before camping. While camping, your prep work is done and the stew can cook for 2-3 hours while you do other things!
How to Keep Bugs Away While Camping
If you are going camping, you’ll likely see some insects and bugs. Not all bugs bite, but the ones that do can be a nuisance. Here we have the best ways to keep the bugs away and have an insect-free campout.
Woodall's Campground Guides
National and regional guides to finding private and public campgrounds or RV parks in the USA, Canada and Mexico.
How to Plan a Camping Road Trip
Plan a successful camping road trip with a few tips and advice form our camping experts. Hit the open road with confidence.
Campground Reviews
A clickable image map of the USA to states with campground reviews that were sent in by visitors to the camping site.
Cream of Chicken and Rice
A camping recipe from Gary Totten. If you are looking for a simple, fast, hot, nutritious, easy clean up, One Pot Meals that tastes great - add this recipe to your camping menu.
Pulled Pork Barbecue
A camping recipe from David. There are many variations of making this traditional southern delicacy, and they are all good. However, if you are into Dutch oven cooking, you might like to try this slow-cook method at the campground.
Coleman Instant Tent
The Coleman Instant Tent is an ideal family camping tent for camping road trips. The Instant Tent is quick and easy to set-up.
Camping in the Reds Meadow Valley
The Reds Meadow Valley is a top camping and outdoors destination in California near Mammoth Lakes. Highlights include Devils Postpile National Monument, Rainbow Falls and the San Joaquin River.
Alamo Chicken
A camping recipe from Beth. This recipe is easy and very tasty. It's also great for those low-carb diets. After all, anything with bacon and cheese has got to be good.
Backwards Meal
A camping recipe from Marissa. You can add your own ingedients to this recipe.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Campfire
A list of camping recipes prepared over a campfire.
Camping in Whitefish, Montana and Glacier...
Whitefish, Montana is an outdoor adventure portal and a camping destination located just 30 minutes from Glacier National Park's west entrance.
White Mountains, New Hampshire
A guide to camping in New Hampshire's White Mountains.
RVer Preparedness Plans for Thunderstorms,...
Across the country thunderstorms bring much needed rain. But they can also bring dangerous hail, wind, lightening, tornados and flooding. RVers need to be particularly attentive to these dangers and prepared to protect themselves. Learn how to spot danger and get to safety when a dangerous thunderstorm approaches.
Campfire Eggs
A camping recipe from Julie. Our family doesn't think a camping trip is complete without at least one breakfast of campfire eggs, even the kids who don't eat eggs at home.
Best Ziploc Bag Camping Recipes
We previously reported that it's not okay to cook in Ziploc® bags, but Ziploc® launched the first food preparation product: the Ziploc® Brand Zip 'n Steam™ Microwave Steam Cooking Bags. These are our favorite easy camping recipes utilizing the heat resistant bags.
Wonder Wash
Product review - Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is a portable laundry machine that is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.
RVers Job Opportunities
RVers can find remote work opportunities from many of the same sources that work-at-home contractors and employees do. Here are some tips on avoiding home worker scams and finding legitimate work at home jobs, staying cool with the IRS and setting yourself free from the confines of a fixed office.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entrees Beef
A list of camping recipes for beef entrees.
Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate
A camping recipe from David. The perfect recipe for beating the winter cold is a cozy campfire and a cup of hot chocolate. This recipe can be made ahead of time and reheated at the campground.
Hamburger Foil Dinners
A camping recipe from Rosemary. This recipe is wonderful because the cleanup is little. This was always one of our favorites when I was a kid because mom always just cut up the potatoes and onions and we put it together ourselves.
What is a tub floor?
Learn the advantages of a tent with a tub floor and why this design offers the best protection against water under your tent.
How to Sleep Better at the Campground
Rest easy and get a good night’s rest while camping with these tips, advice and sleep secrets for campers.
Neskowin Creek RV Resort – Neskowin, Oregon
There were many good things about the campground,but the overall experience was disappointing.
Camping Check List - page 5
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Camp Stuff
A camping recipe from Sunny. We were almost done with our trip, and I still had these ingredients left over. So, in an attempt to fix a nice meal without wasting food, I combined everything to make a great dinner for all of us. Yummy!
Dutch Oven Cornish Game Hens
A camping recipe from Robin. I love to cook and use my Dutch oven. I just made this recipe up while walking through the store wondering what would be different for camping.
Corn Bread
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy corn bread recipe that you can make right at the campground in your Dutch oven.

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