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user-avatarRVillageOG/06-14-2024

Every outdoor enthusiast has been there—seduced by the promise of a gadget that claims to make camping a breeze, only to find it gathering dust in the garage. It's a tale as old as time in the outdoor gear world. Today, we delve into some of the most talked-about, yet underwhelming, pieces of camping gear that you might be better off skipping. 1. The Overly Complicated Tent Systems While they promise a quick setup, these intricate shelters often require an engineering degree to assemble. Many ca...

IanJohnson/05-22-2024

Surrounded by beautiful beaches, the UK is packed with numerous beach campsites that’ll give you new experiences, especially if you have never been there.  Whether you are into surfing, pack rafting, kiting, kayaking, or paddleboarding, you’ll get a chance to lose yourself in fun activities while enjoying beautiful sightings. What makes beach camping fun? Reasons Why Beach Camping Is An Exciting Experience  Sunset and Sunrise Sightings In terms of natural beauty, nothing beats sunset a...

user-avatarLyzaHayn/05-01-2024

MO Magic: Explore the Best Missouri Ozarks Campgrounds for Any Budget Some states are hidden gems. Missouri is a hidden goldmine.   The Show-Me State is home to gigantic springs, crystal-clear rivers, and mighty mountains spread across an astoundingly beautiful landscape of vibrant greens and blues.  Once you visit, you’ll fall in love. I’m here to help you get started planning your trip, so strap in and get ready to take a tour of some stellar Missouri campgrounds just waiting to be d...

user-avatarRobert/03-18-2024

Camping.Tools is for Saving Memories A few days ago, I had breakfast with a mentor and friend, and he asked an important question. Why did you create the business? This is a seemingly simple question. But as I start to unravel the answer I'm learning that the answer is not so simple. The truth is that "the business" has evolved from a personal passion into something that I believe can lead to many good things. My writings here on Camping.Tools begin with my attempt to explain how things started,...

user-avatarEmoryOakley/02-27-2024

Photography Tips for Winter Campers in the Pacific Northwest  Like me, outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to the pristine landscapes and snow-covered forests for unforgettable camping adventures in the Pacific Northwest. From snow-capped mountains and icy lakes to towering evergreens, the winter scenery here offers endless opportunities for stunning photography.  So, here are some photography tips for winter campers in the Pacific Northwest. As an iPhone photographer, I will include some sp...

user-avatarRobert/02-19-2024

Replacing Your RV Suspension is Easy Enjoy this DIY video on how to upgrade the suspension on a 2017 Keystone Outback 240URS. I've driven this towable RV for roughly 35,000 miles. We bought it new in 2018 and have traveled as far north and as far west as possible in the continental US. About two years ago I noticed I was going through a set of back tires per year. I had hit a bump on the road and slightly bent the rear axle, which caused the back tires to camber out. Then, on my last big trip to...

user-avatarLyzaHayn/02-17-2024

People drive hundreds of miles to visit a good waterfall. Each state boasts its own famous falls that draw in outdoor adventurers like moths to a flame, with some of the most prestigious receiving millions of tourists each year.  Unfortunately, excessive visitation can pose some issues. Waterfalls get crowded and decidedly un-magical. Parking areas and trails are overrun with trash, and once-pristine locations become loud and dirty.  Want to avoid all that? Get off the beaten path. &nb...

user-avatarEmoryOakley/01-30-2024

Guide to Provincial Park Booking in BC Nestled in the majestic mountains, lush forests, and pristine coastlines, British Columbia is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts seeking a connection with nature. For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and immerse themselves in nature, camping in BC is an unparalleled adventure. If you’ve camped in BC before, you know that getting the most popular sites on almost any weekend in the summer is challenging. In 2022, BC Parks updated its o...

user-avatarEmoryOakley/01-22-2024

Camping and New Year’s Resolutions As the New Year unfolds, many contemplate resolutions that promise personal growth, self-improvement, and a renewed sense of purpose. While I don't love New Year's resolutions , I support making positive changes in our lives (this doesn't have to happen at the start of the year).  While traditional resolutions often revolve around fitness, career, or personal relationships, there's an alternative approach that offers a unique blend of adventure and self-di...

user-avatarBMcCoy/10-26-2023

Time to Unplug In today's digital age, the need to unplug and engage in digital withdrawal has become more crucial than ever. Our constant connection to screens, be it through smartphones, computers, or other devices, can lead to information overload, increased stress, and a sense of being always "on." A digital reprieve allows us to reclaim our time and mental space, promoting better focus, improved productivity, and enhanced well-being. It also boosts more meaningful face-to-face interactions ...

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