Tag Archives: camping

Camping at Vogel State Park, Georgia

As part of our family’s Appalachian Trail backpacking trip, my wife and I took our daughters camping at Vogel State Park in Georgia.  Apart from the terribly twisty road that gave my wife and one daughter motion sickness, the park was beautiful and well worth the trip.  It has a …

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Choosing a Campsite

  What kind of Campsite experience do you want?  Will it be in the backcountry or a public campground?  Also, how rustic do you want your experience to be? Campgrounds and Parks Primitive – This type normally doesn’t have running water, electricity, or bathroom facilities.  The location is normally somewhat remote.  …

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Dutch Oven Cooking

  Dutch Ovens have been around for so long because they are extremely versatile and durable.  They can be heated with charcoal, wood coals, or open fire.  What can you cook in one?  The answer is pretty much anything you can cook at home in the oven or on the …

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How to Prepare for a Family Campout

So, you decide to take your family camping.  What now?  Here are a few suggestions. There are few experiences better than taking your kids on their first campout and watching them roast marshmallows and hotdogs over the campfire.  If this is your first family camping trip, make sure you are …

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Joseph Babson Bio

From a young age, I have enjoyed the outdoors and the adventures the natural world brings.  My brother and I ran rampant through the fields and forests of North Carolina.  We hunted, fished, camped, hiked, and explored as often as we could.  I learned to love and respect nature and …

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