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RV Forums
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.
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.
Camping Checklist
Here's a complete camping checklist to use for planning your next trip to the campground.
Gearing Up For a Camping Trip
Gearing Up For Camping - What gear do you need?
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.
The Best Lake Tahoe Camping
From South Lake Tahoe campgrounds to Tahoe beach camping, this is your guide to the best camping in Lake Tahoe.
US Army Corps of Engineers Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
How to Check Your RV Electrical System
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.
RV Review: Airstream Travel Trailer
Airstream travel trailers and motorhomes are a good value, well constructed, and great for vacations or full time lifestyles.
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)
Camping Recipes: Preparation: One Pot Meals
A list of camping recipes prepared as one pot meals.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Make Ahead
Easy camping recipes that you make ahead at home.
How to Flush Your RV Water System
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.
Camping Road Trip: California's Central Coast
Big Sur is naturally stunning. The rugged coastline is spectacular for camping and is a top destination in the central Coast. Page 4.
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.
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.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped...
A list of camping recipes for complete meals that are prepared using foil wrap.
Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler
A camping recipe from Mike Pierce. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy any sweet-tooth.
Four Wheel Pop-up Camper: Hawk (or Kestrel) Model
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 Hawk model is designed to fit a medium to full sized truck.
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 Recipes: Course: Breakfast
A list of camping recipes for breakfast.
Have You Ever Taken an Infant Camping?
Advice from experienced parents about taking an infant camping.
Southern California Beach Camping
With its sandy beaches, sunshine and warm weather, San Diegois a top spot for beach camping in California. Plan a beach camping getaway in San Diego with this Southern California beach camping guide. Page 4.
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.
Ziploc Omelets Are Not Recommended
You shouldn't boil with Ziploc bags. Ziploc omelets are not recommended.
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.
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.
Campground Reviews
A clickable image map of the USA to states with campground reviews that were sent in by visitors to the camping site.
How to Go Backpacking - 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.
Coleman SportCat Catalytic Heater
The Coleman SportCat catalytic heater is a safe, portable propane tent heater.
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.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Dutch Oven
A list of camping recipes prepared in a Dutch oven.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entree
A list of camping recipes for entrees.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped
A list of camping recipes prepared using foil wrap.
Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
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.
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 On A Budget
Family vacations on a budget. Take a family of four camping for a week for under $1000. Once you buy the initial camping gear you can take your family on a second vacation for under $400.
Which states allow passengers to travel in...
Which states allow passengers to travel in campers?
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.
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Dessert
A list of camping recipes for dessert.
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
Camping Recipes: Course: Lunch
A list of camping recipes for lunch.
How To Remove Mold and Mildew
A simple guide to removing mold and mildew from canvas, tents, and awnings.
Camping Basics - How to Set Up a Campsite
Camping Basics - how to set up a campsite - tips for preparing a campsite
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.
Foil Packs
A camping recipe from Cindi Stokes. Our scouts do this recipe the first night of every camping trip.
Why Go Camping?
There are many valid reasons for escaping the routines of ordinary life, and camping facilitates that escape for many of us.
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
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.
Best 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.
Foil-Wrapped Recipes
These foil-wrapped recipes are easy to make on the grill or at the campfire, require few cooking utensils, and leave little to cleanup.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Chicken
A list of camping recipes that use chicken as a main ingredient.
Plan a Napa Valley, California Camping Trip
The Napa Valley in California isn’t just for wine lovers and luxury travellers. There are great camping options and opportunities for outdoor adventure.
9 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.
Top 5 US National Parks for Camping
About 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.
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 Food Checklist
A list of foods to consider for daily meals while camping.
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.
Online Discount Camping Equipment Retailers
There are a lot of discount camping equipment retailers online. This is your resource to online camping equipment and outdoor gear.
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.
Family Camping Tents
Shopping for a new family camping tent? Product reviews and descriptions of family camping tents, including the Coleman Weathermaster, Eureka Equinox, Kelty Grand Canyon, Paha Que' Pamo Valley, REI Camp Dome, Sierra Designs Nomad, and The North Face Bedrock.
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.
Wonder Wash
Product review - Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is a portable laundry machine that is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.
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?
Top 5 US States for Camping
Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York were voted the top 5 US States for Camping.
Common Mistakes Of New Campers
Examples of common mistakes that new campers make at the campground.
Canvas Camping Tents
Shopping for a new canvas tent? Product reviews and price comparisons of popular makes and models of canvas camping tents.
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer...
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer ratings?
Best Outdoor and Camping Apps - Campground...
Check out this list of our favorites and let us know if you have a favorite app that helps you explore the great outdoors.
Safari Chef - Portable Camping Grill Review
CADAC Safari Chef is a versatile camping grill with five interchangeable cooking surfaces. Full guide review.
Clear Springs Recreation Area, Meadville,...
Campground Review - Clear Springs Recreation Area, Meadville, Mississippi
Backpacking Gear Checklist
Before you head out on a backpacking adventure, make sure you pack these essential items in your backpack.
Top Spots for a Camping Getaway
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Side Dish
A list of camping recipes for side dishes.
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 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.
10 Safety Tips for Planning an RV Trip
RV safety tips to help you plan your RV trip. Here are 10 steps you can take using RV safety tips for an enjoyable RV trip.
Electrical Safety Tips for RVers
Find out what “hot skin” is and how to protect your family from this potentially lethal danger related to RVing.
Should I seal the tent seams?
Tent seams left unsealed will act like wicks that will allow rain and dew to seep inside your tent. Sealing the seams will help you to stay dry.
Camping Basics - More About Bedding
Camping Basics - more about bedding - alternatives to sleeping on the hard ground.
Chicken and Dumplings
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy one pot meal.
Where To Camp (continued)
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping. Page 2.
Redwood National Park, California
Home to the tallest trees on earth, Redwood National Park in California is a top national park getaway for outdoors lovers and campers.
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.
Buying an RV Tips
Buying an RV can be daunting with so many things to consider. Learn about the different types of RVs you can choose from here.
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.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Beef
A list of camping recipes that use beef as a main ingredient.
Dutch Oven Pork Roast
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 in Whitefish, Montana and Glacier...
Whitefish, Montana is an outdoors destination for recreation and camping. Montana was voted as one of the top 5 US States for camping. Page 2.
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.
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as...
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as possible?
National Park Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds using Park Net by the National Park Service.
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.
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.
Camping Check List - page 5
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
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.
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.
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
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.
The Road Less Traveled
Suggestions for traveling the scenic back roads on your next trip to the campground.
Camping Check List - page 1
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
A list of camping recipes that use ground beef as a main ingredient.
Seven Oaks Lodge, Angelus Oaks, California
Campground Review - Seven Oaks Lodge, Angelus Oaks, California
Camping Recipes: Course: Sandwiches
A list of camping recipes for sandwiches.
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.
7 Camping Luxury Items (That You Don’t...
You don't need much to go camping, but the truth is, even the most dedicated campers -- even minimalists -- like to have camping luxuries. Here are five items you might want to consider leaving at home, and one item you definitely do-not-need.
Top 5 National Parks in Canada
About Camping Readers voted for the Top 5 Canadian National Parks for camping. The best national parks in Canada to pitch a tent are Banff, Georgian Bay Islands, Kootenay, Prince Edward Island and Terra Nova.
Camping Check List - page 9
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Apple Crisp
A camping recipe from Sheryl. Highly adaptable recipe. Good for dessert as well as breakfast.
Buying an RV
An RV is a major investment. Learn how to buy, with confidence, the RV that meets your wants and needs for years to come.
15 Essential Items for 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.
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!
Breaking Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 4 - packing up and leaving the campground
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Fish
A list of camping recipes that use fish as a main ingredient.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Potatoes
A list of camping recipes that use potatoes as a main ingredient.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Campfire
A list of camping recipes prepared over a campfire.
California Campground Reviews
A guide to camping destinations in California, with campground reviews for state parks, national parks and forests, and private campgrounds and RV parks.
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.
Campfire Pizza
A camping recipe from Becky and Carol. This is a Weight Watcher recipe for the oven, but friends tried on it on a campfire and it was yummy.
Top 10 Leatherman Multi-Tools
Leatherman Multi-Tools, tools for all your needs
7 Spots for Spring Wildflowers
There is nothing like a wilderness landscape covered in natural hues from the wildflowers. Check out our favorite spots for the spring bloom.
Camping and Bugs
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.
Top 5 US Wilderness Areas
Campers love the great outdoors and they voted these five wilderness areas as their favorites. Check out the top 5 US Wilderness areas.
Storing Food At The Campground
Suggestions for how to avoid food spoilage while camping, plus tips for food preparation and storage.
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.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped Meat
A list of camping recipes for meat that are prepared using foil wrap.
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.
Camping Basics
A series of articles focusing on how to make camping simple and enjoyable.
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.
Cardinal Sins of Campers
Good campers use common sense and are courteous to those camping around them, while bad campers either lack awareness or aren't prepared, and they have no regard for their campground neighbors. Are you a bad camper?
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.
REI Hobitat 4 Camping Tent Review
The REI Hobitat 4 is a spacious family camping tent for car camping with plenty of space and an optional storage garage. The camping tent is constructed well and is expected to last for many camping trips over the years.
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.
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.
How To Start a Campfire
Easy steps to get a cozy fire going at the campsite.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Pasta
A list of camping recipes that use pasta as a main ingredient.
Camping Check List - page 6
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Arriving Home After Camping
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 5 - arriving home after camping, tips for unpacking and storing your camping gear
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Bread
A list of camping recipes that use bread as a main ingredient.

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