Camping: Most Popular Articles
Print this camping checklist to help plan your next trip to the campground. Provided by David Sweet, camping guide at About.com.
Easy camping recipes that you make ahead at home.
If you love to eat at the campground, here are the most popular camping recipes sent in by fellow campers.
Parents sent in these recipes of their kids favorite camp foods. Try these popular camping recipes for kids.
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.
Here's a complete camping checklist to use for planning your next trip to the campground.
Gearing Up For Camping - What gear do you need?
Airstream travel trailers and motorhomes are a good value, well constructed, and great for vacations or full time lifestyles.
A list of camping recipes prepared as one pot meals.
From South Lake Tahoe campgrounds to Tahoe beach camping, this is your guide to the best camping in Lake Tahoe.
Coffee tastes best in the great outdoors. This is your guide to making the best cup of camping coffee.
A list of camping recipes for breakfast.
While disaster plans abound for people living in permanent dwellings, there’s little available for those of us who live or play in our RVs. Learn how to create a disaster plan for every type of natural disaster we might encounter.
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.
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
A list of camping recipes for lunch.
A camping recipe from Cindi Stokes. Our scouts do this recipe the first night of every camping trip.
A clickable image map of the USA to states with campground reviews that were sent in by visitors to the camping site.
A list of camping recipes for complete meals that are prepared using foil wrap.
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.
With over 1,200 tornados touching down in the US every year a RVers chances of experiencing a tornado watch are greater than you think.
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)
A list of camping recipes for side dishes.
A list of camping recipes for entrees.
A list of camping recipes for dessert.
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.
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.
A list of camping recipes that use chicken as a main ingredient.
Find a place to camp in state parks, national parks and forests, corps of engineers recreation areas, private campgrounds and RV parks.
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.
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
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.
You shouldn't boil with Ziploc bags. Ziploc omelets are not recommended.
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.
Advice from experienced parents about taking an infant camping.
A list of camping recipes prepared using foil wrap.
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.
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.
Whitefish, Montana is an outdoors destination for recreation and camping. Montana was voted as one of the top 5 US States for camping.
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.
A camping recipe from K9s4moi. This is a recipe you can make ahead at home and just put on the grill when you get to the campground.
Which states allow passengers to travel in campers?
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.
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.
Check out this list of our favorites and let us know if you have a favorite app that helps you explore the great outdoors.
A list of camping recipes prepared in a Dutch oven.
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.
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 for Beginners: Lesson 3 - setting up camp
A camping recipe from Mike Pierce. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy any sweet-tooth.
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.
An easy and delicious campfire corn on the cob is the perfect side dish for the campground. Or try the barbecued corn on the cob variation.
A camping recipe from Amy Mable. My husband loves this for breakfast. It is hearty and delicious, and you can add whatever you like in an omelet. I would not recommend cooking the cheese in the original baking - it hardens and is not really very good that way.
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!
The Coleman Instant Tent is an ideal family camping tent for camping road trips. The Instant Tent is quick and easy to set-up.
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.
A list of camping recipes for sandwiches.
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping
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.
A camping recipe from Chris. The smoke from the campfire along with the liquid smoke make for a very unique (and quite delicious) combo.
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.
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.
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.
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as possible?
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.
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.
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 Basics - how to set up a campsite - tips for preparing a campsite
Campfire Corn on the Cob - a camping recipe from D Wilgus. My kids love this recipe when we go camping. It is so easy and the corn will be really tender. It is a cheap and easy side dish for a campfire meal.
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.
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.
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.
The Napa Valley in California isn’t just for wine lovers and luxury travellers. There are great camping options and opportunities for outdoor adventure.
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.
Find the best gifts for campers with About Camping's guide to camping gifts. Holiday gift ideas for campers and outdoors people.
A camping recipe from Joy. These are delicious to start your day. We also make them as pies with canned pie filling, cinnamon and sugar in the middle, topped with cream cheese. Try ham and Swiss cheese, tuna and cheese, pastrami on rye, pizzas (pizza sauce, pepperoni, sausage and mozzarella) - the sky is the limit on what you can come up with.
A list of camping recipes that use ground beef as a main ingredient.
A list of foods to consider for daily meals while camping.
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
A camping recipe from David. This tasty dish requires some advance preparation at home, but very little work to serve it up at the campground.
A simple guide to removing mold and mildew from canvas, tents, and awnings.
A list of camping recipes for salads.
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.
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy one pot meal.
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 guide to finding campgrounds using Park Net by the National Park Service.
Want to make your campground neighbors miserable and have no fun on your next camping trip? Read this.
Colorado, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, and New York were voted the top 5 US States for Camping.
A camping recipe from Sheryl. Highly adaptable recipe. Good for dessert as well as breakfast.
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.
A list of camping recipes that use beef as a main ingredient.
A list of camping recipes that use pasta as a main ingredient.
Campground Review - Pleasant Hill Lake, Perrysville, Ohio
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.
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
A camping recipe from Bob. I tried this by accident one night during a Scout campout, and everyone loved it.
Is there a web site to get a blue book for used campers?
Shopping for a new canvas tent? Product reviews and price comparisons of popular makes and models of canvas camping tents.
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.
Before you head out on a backpacking adventure, make sure you pack these essential items in your backpack.
Product review - Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is a portable laundry machine that is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.
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.
Campground Review - Guanella Pass Campground, Guanella Pass, Colorado.
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
Campground Review - Lower Falls Recreation Area, near Cougar, Washington
A camping recipe from Kathy. Kids love this stuff.
A camping recipe from David. If you're camping with kids, this dish is sure to be a hit.
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!
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.
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 4 - packing up and leaving the campground
Camping Basics - more about bedding - alternatives to sleeping on the hard ground.
A camping recipe from Char from Fife, Washington. My kids, now grown (21 and 24 ), still ask if we are going to have this when we go camping.
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.
Campers love the great outdoors and they voted these five wilderness areas as their favorites. Check out the top 5 US Wilderness areas.
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.
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy corn bread recipe that you can make right at the campground in your Dutch oven.
Campground Review - Seven Oaks Lodge, Angelus Oaks, California
Suggestions for how to avoid food spoilage while camping, plus tips for food preparation and storage.
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.
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.
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Love the outdoors? Want to tie the knot at a campground? Photos, advice and true stories from brides who recently planned a camping wedding.
What should tent campers do in a thunderstorm?
A camping recipe from Mark Thompson. This recipe is best made at home and taken along. Make sure that it is kept chilled in a cooler. It's well worth the extra preparation time.
A camping recipe from Kym. This is one of our many camp concoctions that we have on almost every trip.
A list of camping recipes that use potatoes as a main ingredient.
A camping recipe from Sam. This makes a nice lunch, and kids will enjoy helping prepare and cook it.
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.
A camping recipe from Julie Ann Craft. My three daughters named this recipe. It does not look too appetizing, but they love it.
There are a lot of discount camping equipment retailers online. This is your resource to online camping equipment and outdoor gear.
A camping recipe from Patty. This recipe will make anyone enjoy the comfort of a warm fire.
A list of camping recipes that require no cooking.
A camping recipe from Kirk. This is one of our campsite favorites.
A list of camping recipes for skillet meals.
A camping recipe from Teresa. This is a fun, easy, and somewhat messy recipe to do over the campfire. You can do different variations of pudding flavors and frostings. Add some sprinkles for fun too.
Campground Review - R-J Ranch RV Resort, Hillsville, Virginia
Buying an RV can be daunting with so many things to consider. Learn about the different types of RVs you can choose from here.
CADAC Safari Chef is a versatile camping grill with five interchangeable cooking surfaces. Full guide review.
A list of camping recipes prepared over a campfire.
Home to the tallest trees on earth, Redwood National Park in California is a top national park getaway for outdoors lovers and campers.
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping. Page 2.
There are many valid reasons for escaping the routines of ordinary life, and camping facilitates that escape for many of us.
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.
Examples of common mistakes that new campers make at the campground.
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer ratings?
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.
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.
A cheklist for stocking a first aid kit for camping.
Glamping is an elevated luxury camping resort. Not only is it as fantastic as it sounds, but now you can add some glamour to your camping trip.
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.