When You Are Camping Book Review

When You Are Camping Book Review

  When You Are Camping is a children's picture book written and illustrated by Anne Lee.  This book is recommended for kids 4-8 years old.  It is a hardcover book with 32 beautifully illustrated pages. This book centers around Tilly and Hazel as they tent camp with their family.  On Read More

Tips for Taking Kids Fishing for the First Time

Taking Kids Fishing at the Lake

Recently, on our facebook page we were asked for advice about taking kids fishing for the first time.  So we are sharing our family secrets to keeping fishing trips fun and stress-free. We don't reveal where we like to fish.  You'll have to find your own fishing spot. Tips for Taking Kids Fishing Read More

Get Out Free- National Public Lands Day

Purple Flowers

This Saturday, September 29th, you can get out free.  It's National Public Lands Day which means free admission to most National and State Parks.  What a great weekend to get outdoors with your family. Did you know that National Public Lands Day is the largest single-day volunteer effort for Read More

Hiking The Beautiful USA- Infographic

Hiking The Beautiful

Hey, it's another cool infographic shared with us by REI.   Of course,  REI has a  wide selection of hiking gear in case you would like to hike one of these National Trails.  (See REI's hiking gear here). Have you hiked one of these National Trails or segments of it?  Is it something you would Read More

Winners Announced- Camping Faves Week


The winners for Camping Faves & Raves Week are: Tina E.--  winner of the ENO DoubleNest Hammock. Star S.--  winner of the OzTent Goanna Chair. Melissa E.--  winner of the Coleman Screened Canopy. Ellen B.--  winner of the Strider Bike. Gretchen Jessel--  winner of the Geigerrig Read More

Inside Scoop on Raising Outdoor Kids

Raising Outdoor Kids

Raising outdoor kids is more challenging than ever.  With video games, Ipods and televisions, many kids become content to "veg out" inside.  But moms are realizing the benefits of outdoor play.  This week during our Camping Faves and Raves Week, we have shared some wonderful stories by outdoorsy Read More

When Camping Trips Go Bad

Camping Faves Week

We've all been there.  No matter how much you prepare, sometimes camping trips go bad.  We've all had to set up a tent in the rain, forgotten a vital piece of camping equipment  and dealt with other campers who lack basic camping etiquette. But hopefully, your camping trip wasn't a complete bust Read More

All-Time Favorite Camping Spots

Favorite Camping Spot in my ENO Hammock

Today, we are discussing our all-time favorite camping spots.  Whether it's at the beach, in the mountains or just in your backyard, what camping spot speaks to you?  Let's face it.  Some places just give you a sense of peace.  You just want to pitch your tent, hang up your hammock and stay Read More

Camping Raves- Easy Camping Recipes

Blogiversary Giveaway

Camping Faves and Raves Week continues with some easy camping recipes.  Because when you are relaxing at the campsite, easy is good. ***Don't forget to enter to win an OzTent Goanna Chair at the bottom of this blog post as the prizes and fun continue during our Blogiversary Giveway.*** To find Read More

Camping Faves- Family Friendly Outdoor Activities

Little Campy Blogiversary Giveway

Camping Faves and Raves Week + Blogiversary Giveaway kicks off with family friendly outdoor activities (and a chance to win a Geigerrig Hydration Pack).  Joining us today on the blog are some of my favorite outdoor bloggers.  They are letting us in on some of their camping faves. ***Don't forget to Read More

Camping Furniture- Does Quality Matter?

Camping Furniture by OzTent

When it comes to camping furniture, how important is quality?  These days you can buy camping chairs at every discount store, drug store and grocery store in town. I know.  I've bought lots of them because they're cheap.  But I've had to buy a lot because they are cheap and they break pretty Read More