Sunday, April 21, 2013

Campground Camping Coupons!

campground camping coupons to save while on your camping getaway

When planning a camping getaway, you can further stretch your dollar by scoring Campground Camping Coupons!

Not every campground will have coupons, but it doesn't hurt to do a little research before your camping getaway.

Places like KOA or several Wisconsin campgrounds offer coupons for tent or RV camping.

If you know your camping spot, you can go to their website to look for camping coupons.

If you're undecided where to camp, you can do a Google search for campground coupons.

It's just one more way to save while on your camping getaway!

Happy Camping!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

25 Clever Camping Secrets Using Common Household Items

Unique uses for common camping supplies
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You've decided on a camping getaway, and you've made your camping checklist.

Did you know that some of the common camping supplies you packed can be used in other unique ways?

For instance...

Toothpaste isn't just for clean teeth! 
  • relieve the itch or burn from those nasty campsite bugs
  • relieve pain from minor burns from cooking or tending to the campfire
  • remove garlic, onion, or other stinky odors from your hands
  • mix with water to clean buggy headlights
Baby Powder:
  • sprinkle around the campsite and tent to keep the ants at bay
  • sprinkle on sand covered feet and legs to remove sand easily
  • sprinkle on sheets or in sleeping bags for a cooler sleep
  • spruce up oily hair, just sprinkle on and brush out
  • remove grease stains from clothing; sprinkle, rub, brush and repeat til gone
Coffee Filters:
  • use as hot dog or taco holders to cut down on mess
  • poke a hole in the bottom of a filter, invert filter over straw to keep bugs out of drinks
  • poke a Popsicle stick through bottom of filter to catch drips
  • use them as bowls for popcorn or other snacks
  • use as a spoon rest while cooking at the campsite
Dental Floss:
  • use to sew on buttons or repair a tear in clothing
  • string a line to hang wet bathing suits
  • use as shoelaces
  • use as a fishing line
  • repair a tent
  • use to tie down a rain fly or tarp over the tent 
 Aluminum Foil:
  • makes an excellent pot scrubber when crumpled into a ball
  • crumpled foil can clean grill grates
  • place foil under sleeping bag to reflect body heat back to you
  • like coffee filters, foil can also keep bugs out of your drink
  • shape and use as a funnel 
These are just a few unique uses that might come in handy on your next camping getaway.  What other uses can you think of?  I would love to hear them!

Happy Camping!
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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Have You Ever Camped In A Yurt?


yurt camping at Muskegon State Park
photo courtesy of Ariana van den Akker @

Have you ever went camping in a yurt?  Do you know what a yurt is?  I didn't until today.

A yurt is defined as follows:

A circular tent of felt or skins on a collapsible framework, used by nomads in Mongolia, Siberia, and Turkey.

Muskegon State Park, in my home state of Michigan, is offering yurt camping this year!

Yurts are made to easily set up and take down, but the camping park made this one permanent.  It opened in January 2013.

It has 2 homemade log bunk beds,  mattresses, chairs, table, and lanterns.  Outside the yurt is a picnic table and fire ring for camping meals.

an inside look at camping in a yurt
photo courtesy of Ariana van den Akker @

Camping in a yurt can be expensive at $60 a night with an $8 registration fee, however, cots are also available to accommodate 7 people comfortably.

So grab your friends and you can camp in a yurt for less than $10 a night!

Visit Mlive for more information and reservation info for camping in a yurt!

Happy Camping!

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