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Camping Recipes: Preparation: Make Ahead
Easy camping recipes that you make ahead at home.
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.
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 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.
What to Pack for Camping? A Complete Checklist
Here's a complete camping checklist to use for planning your next trip to the campground.
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.
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.
Hearty One-Pot Meals to Make Over the Campfire
A list of camping recipes prepared as one pot meals.
Southern California Beach Camping
Los Angeles has plenty beachfront campgrounds not far from the hustle and bustle of the city. Plan a beach camping getaway in the Los Angeles area with this Southern California beach camping guide, which includes the best beachfront campsites in LA.
Gearing Up For a Camping Trip
Gearing Up For Camping - What gear do you need?
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.
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)
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.
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.
What Should You Expect at US Army Corps of...
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped...
A list of camping recipes for complete meals that are prepared using foil wrap.
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.
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Lunch
A list of camping recipes for lunch.
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.
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.
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.
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Should I put a ground cover down under the tent?
Camping Recipes: Course: Side Dish
A list of camping recipes for side dishes.
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.
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.
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 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.
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer...
Where can I find advice on RV manufacturer ratings?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Want to Sleep Better Outdoors? Here's How.
Click here for advice on how to sleep better at the campground.
Easy Dutch Oven Cobbler
A camping recipe from Mike Pierce. This quick and easy recipe will satisfy any sweet-tooth.
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.
Have You Ever Taken an Infant Camping?
Advice from experienced parents about taking an infant 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.
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?
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.
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.
Indiana Camping Destinations
Indiana Camping Destinations - featuring resources for Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and vicinity.
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.
Tex-Mex Foil Dinner
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.
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.
Bureau of Land Management Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Make Ahead Egg Bake
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.
Which states allow passengers to travel in...
Which states allow passengers to travel in campers?
Delicious Desserts You Can Make While Camping
A list of camping recipes for dessert.
Coffee Can Campfire Bread
A camping recipe from Sam. This is very good. Easy and fun to make and ready in time for lunch.
Why Ziploc Omelets May Be Hazardous to Your...
You shouldn't boil with Ziploc bags. Ziploc omelets are not recommended.
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.
Where To Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 2 - finding a place to go camping
Camping Basics - How to Set Up a Campsite
Camping Basics - how to set up a campsite - tips for preparing a campsite
BBQ Pork Loin
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.
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.
Common Mistakes Of New Campers
Examples of common mistakes that new campers make at the campground.
Autumn Chicken- Dutch Oven Recipe
A whole chicken recipe that is easy and delicious for camping. A dutch oven chicken recipe for the campground.
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.
Favorite Dutch Oven Recipes
There is something about Dutch oven cooking that is so authentic of the camping experience. Plan an entire day of meals around Dutch oven cooking with a few of our favorite Dutch oven recipes for the campground.
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.
Setting Up Camp
Camping for Beginners: Lesson 3 - setting up camp
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.
Camping Food Checklist
A list of foods to consider for daily meals while camping.
Campfire Corn on the Cob - Barbecued Corn
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.
Why Camping Is a Great Budget Family Vacation
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Sandwiches
A list of camping recipes for sandwiches.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Foil Wrapped Meat
A list of camping recipes for meat that are prepared using foil wrap.
Campground Reviews
A clickable image map of the USA to states with campground reviews that were sent in by visitors to the camping site.
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.
How To Remove Mold and Mildew
A simple guide to removing mold and mildew from canvas, tents, and awnings.
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.
National Park Campgrounds
A guide to finding campgrounds using Park Net by the National Park Service.
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.
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.
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.
Alan's Frozen Salad
A camping recipe from Alan. Try this fruit salad for dessert. You serve it frozen like ice cream.
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.
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.
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
Is there any camping on Nantucket Island?
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?
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.
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!
Canvas Camping Tents
Shopping for a new canvas tent? Product reviews and price comparisons of popular makes and models of canvas camping tents.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Skillet Meals
A list of camping recipes for skillet meals.
Backpacking Checklist - What to Pack
Before you head out on a backpacking adventure, make sure you pack these essential items in your backpack.
Hash Mess with Eggs
A camping recipe from Julie Ann Craft. My three daughters named this recipe. It does not look too appetizing, but they love it.
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.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Beef
A list of camping recipes that use beef as a main ingredient.
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.
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as...
How can I keep ice from melting for as long as possible?
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: Ground Beef
A list of camping recipes that use ground beef as a main ingredient.
Camping Recipes: Preparation: Pie Iron
A list of camping recipes that use pieiron as a main ingredient.
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.
Wonder Wash
Product review - Wonder Wash, from The Laundry Alternative, is a portable laundry machine that is perfect for washing clothes at the campground.
noseeums
Noseeums are nasty little bugs typically found near the ocean and around rivers, lakes, and swamps.
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 Recipes: Preparation: Campfire
A list of camping recipes prepared over a campfire.
Camping Check List - page 1
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entrees Poultry
A list of camping recipes for poultry entrees.
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.
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.
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
What does banking a fire mean and how is it done?
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.
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV...
Who, in your opinion, is the most reliable RV maker?
Breakfast Sandwiches
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.
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.
Eggs in a Hat
A camping recipe from Kym. This is one of our many camp concoctions that we have on almost every trip.
Chicken and Dumplings
A camping recipe from David. This is an easy one pot meal.
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.
Campfire Chicken
A camping recipe from Bob. I tried this by accident one night during a Scout campout, and everyone loved it.
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 Recipes: Main Ingredient: Pasta
A list of camping recipes that use pasta as a main ingredient.
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.
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.
Macaroni and Cheese
A camping recipe from David. If you're camping with kids, this dish is sure to be a hit.
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.
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.
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.
Camping Recipes: Course: Salads
A list of camping recipes for salads.
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!
Pasta Salad
A camping recipe from Kim. This easy recipe is great for camping or summer meals! My husband actually taught me how to make this salad when we met. It is so easy and always a favorite. It will last for several days, so we're able to have it with different meals or just to snack on. I fix it for every trip we take.
Coleman SportCat Catalytic Heater
The Coleman SportCat catalytic heater is a safe, portable propane tent heater.
Camping Basics - More About Bedding
Camping Basics - more about bedding - alternatives to sleeping on the hard ground.
Apple Crisp
A camping recipe from Sheryl. Highly adaptable recipe. Good for dessert as well as breakfast.
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.
Dirt Dessert
A camping recipe from Kathy. Kids love this stuff.
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.
Frank-en-Steak
A camping recipe from SylvieBi. This is a high protein meal for those busy camping days. It reminds me of something the cowboys might have cooked. By preparing the items as listed and placing them on the grill as indicated the prep time and cooking time are combined. Who wouldn't want to spend less time cooking and more time camping?
French Toast
A camping recipe from David. Try this breakfast classic at the campground. It is simple to make, and the kids will love it.
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.
Camping Check List - page 5
Put together a camping check list to make planning your next trip to the campground easier.
Camping Recipes: Course: Entrees Beef
A list of camping recipes for beef entrees.
Bean Soup
A camping recipe from David. This recipe is one of my concoctions. I like to take food I've got in the house and come up with a dish. This turned out so good that I thought I'd share it with you.
What should tent campers do in a thunderstorm?
What should tent campers do in a thunderstorm?
Breakfast Biscuits
A camping recipe from domsmum. I make these every time we go camping. It is a filling breakfast that only takes a few minutes to make, and clean-up is quick, which is essential to my camping recipes.
Camping Recipes: Main Ingredient: Bread
A list of camping recipes that use bread as a main ingredient.
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.

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