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,...

EmoryOakley/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...

EmoryOakley/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...

EmoryOakley/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 ...

EmoryOakley/10-18-2023

The Pacific Northwest is renowned for its lush forests, rugged coastlines, and vibrant culture. While summer may be the go-to season for camping, winter offers an entirely different, enchanting experience for the adventurous at heart. Imagine cozying up next to a crackling fire while the rain patters on your tent, or waking up to a snowy wonderland outside your campsite. Winter camping in the Pacific Northwest is a truly magical experience, but it does require some preparation and know-how. I’ve...

user-avatarRobert/10-17-2023

Hiking Trails Near Atlanta, Great for Fall Foliage Standing Indian Campground is a popular outdoor destination in the Nantahala National Forest near Franklin, North Carolina. The area offers numerous hiking trails that vary in length and difficulty. Here are three hiking trails near Standing Indian Campground: Standing Indian Loop Trail Distance: Approximately 11 miles. Difficulty: Moderate. Description: The Standing Indian Loop Trail is a well-known hiking route that starts from the campground....

user-avatarAlice/09-28-2023

The Blue Ridge Mountains have one of the world's longest and most colorful fall seasons. The mountains are gorgeous any time of year, but when the rolling terrain turns into an explosion of fall colors in October, they are absolutely jaw-dropping.  Leaves begin changing at the highest elevations first, usually near the beginning of October but sometimes as early as late September. The colors spread down the mountainsides into the deepest valleys in the days leading up to Halloween. The land...

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