Category Archives: Camping

Dutchware Chameleon Revisited…And A Few Additions

Last October I posted my first impressions with Dutchware’s new Chameleon Hammock. At the time I’d spent only two nights in my Chameleon. Now I’ve spent over a dozen and we’re well on the way to becoming fast friends. That’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep, I survived my 52nd trip around the sun and have started another. When ConnieLou asked me what I wanted for my birthday I had to think about it for a little bit. There’s almost always some little gadget or … Continue reading

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Double, Double Toil and Trouble…

Double, double toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble… What may be the most memorable line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth popped into my head as I was boiling a little water with my new Solo Stove. Wait…new Solo Stove? Yep…got … Continue reading

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Its been years since I bought a new pocket knife. Yesterday I bought three. Its not like a pocket knife is a disposable item that is intended to be replaced often. In fact, a good quality pocket knife is just … Continue reading

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The Word for Today is ‘Granola’

ConnieLou and I took Jenna and a couple of her friends camping down at Chattahoochee Bend for the weekend. Taking a group of teenage girls camping is almost always an interesting experience. This time around I learned about words. Not … Continue reading

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I Love a Rainy Night

“Well, I love a rainy night I love a rainy night I love to hear the thunder Watch the lightning When it lights up the sky You know it makes me feel good” Eddie Rabbitt got it right and he’s … Continue reading

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Test Drive…

It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to go play in the woods. Between summer’s heat and a case of plantar fasciitis showing up in my right foot in June, I haven’t gotten out much. Fortunately the weather … Continue reading

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The ‘Great American Backyard Campout’ Mega Giveaway

Originally posted on 365 Atlanta Family:
We are excited about the Great American Backyard Campout, and we want to share that excitement with you! In an effort to encourage families to get outside together more, we are giving away a Mega…

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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night…

Anyone else remember the Peanuts cartoon strip with Snoopy sitting on top of his doghouse with a typewriter working on his novel? He begins with the phrase “It was a Dark and Stormy Night” and never gets much further. It … Continue reading

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You Know You’re Outdoorsy When…

Originally posted on Girly Camping®:
You Know You’re Outdoorsy WHen 1. You have to go to the bathroom in a public and think, can I just find a tree? 2. The thought of sleeping on the floor actually sounds comfortable…

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