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Here are three quick fam­ily camp­ing tent  picks that you can’t go wrong with.

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Cole­man Red Canyon

Best Fam­ily Camp­ing Tent If Price is a Fac­tor : The Cole­man Red Canyon

It offers plenty and good weather pro­tec­tion while not break­ing  the bank. It can often be found for around $100. It offers rather easy set-up and ample ven­ti­la­tion. Read the full Red Canyon review!


Kodaik  Flex Bow

Best Fam­ily Camp­ing Tent if Price Is Not A Fac­tor:  Kodiak Can­vas Flex Bow

The Kodiak Can­vas Flex Bow offers all the needed space, the best weather resis­tance, and it will last for sev­eral decades. They have been mak­ing these tent for a while and are proven to last. This is a good tent for seri­ous and habit­ual campers. This one is good for most sea­sons as well. Read The Full Kodiak Review


Coleman Instant Tent

Cole­man Instant

Best Fam­ily Camp­ing Tent if Ease of Set Up is Your Main Fac­tor: Cole­man Instant Tent

The Cole­man Instant Tent can be set up and taken down in a mat­ter of sec­onds. It per­forms well in wet weather and earned its name by doing just what it says: Instant Set Up. It is also avail­able in sev­eral sizes, includ­ing a six per­son and a four per­son. Read the full review of the Instant Tent




Coleman WeatherMaster

Cole­man Weath­er­Mas­ter Screened 6 Tent :

One of the best Weather Resis­tant tents avail­able this Cole­man  can with­stand the sever­est of weather. It has many extra fea­tures that keep the weather out. Read The Full Review



Eureka Cop­per Canyon



 The Best tent With a Mid Range Price:

The Eureka Cop­per Canyon 1512 is a finely crafted tent made by a qual­ity man­u­fac­turer.  This tent is huge and cav­ernous and built to a higher qual­ity than most tents these days. Read The Full Cop­per Canyon Review.

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What To Bring Camping


What To Bring Camping


If it has been a while since your last camp­ing trip or if you have never been camp­ing before then a com­mon ques­tion is What to Bring Camp­ing?  There are some things that are a neces­sity, a few that make camp­ing a lit­tle eas­ier, and some items are just for the spoiled among us.






The Camp­ing Essen­tials or the Camp­ing  Necessities:

  • A tent, or some type of shel­ter. You will need pro­tec­tion from the ele­ments. Insects and other pests can make it dif­fi­cult to sleep. The weather can also ruin a camp­ing trip if you are not well shel­tered. and don’t for­get the tarp.
  • Food: Make sure you pack enough food and water to last for the entire trip. Peo­ple need a cou­ple thou­sand calo­ries a day, so pack enough.
  • Sleep­ing Bag and Camp­ing Pil­low: these items will make sure you rest well.
  • Water­proof Matches or a Good Lighter: or both to make sure you can start a fire when needed.
  • A Com­pass: Just in case you decide to go wan­der­ing in the wilderness.
  • Toi­let Paper: You will def­i­nitely need it at some point.
  • Flash­light and/or Lantern: How else will you get around in the dark when nature calls?
  • Insect Repellant/ Off: There will be insects. But will you be ready for them?
  • Proper Cloth­ing: This can vary depend­ing on your planned activ­i­ties and the sea­son. Make sure you have warm clothes in cool weather and cool clothes in warm weather. Also remem­ber to bring your swim­ming gear if swim­ming is in the plans.
  • Sun­screen: to pro­tect your skin from the sun’s harm­ful rays.
  • A watch: your cell phone may die and you may need to know the time of day.
  • A Tooth­brush and tooth­paste: That feel­ing of going unbrushed should be moti­va­tion enough.

Nice Items to Have Handy while Camping:

  • Extra bat­ter­ies: For the flash­light, or the Hand­held video games if your like some of my friends.
  • Sun­glasses: it’s nice to be able to beat the glare
  • Hatchet: For cut­ting some fire wood.
  • Chairs: Because sit­ting on the ground can get old. there are many good fold­ing chairs out there.
  • Soap: If you plan on stay­ing clean while camping
  • Comb or brush: you will want to keep your hair look­ing good.
  • Aspirin: Just in case
  • Cook­ing and Eat­ing Gear: You will need to serve the food some­how. there are a lot of good and easy to travel with stoves and dishes that are made just for camping.


These were just a few things off the top of my head for those that have trou­ble remem­ber­ing what to bring camping.

This video also has some good advice as to what to bring camp­ing.





Bill Engvall — The Camping Trip


Bill Eng­vall — The Camp­ing Trip — Camp­ing humor

Bill Eng­vall does a standup act on the topic of camp­ing. I thought this would be a nice fit for our Camp­ing Humor cat­e­gory. Bill Eng­vall is far from my favorite come­dian, but I always enjoy a come­di­ans point of view on camp­ing. Enjoy!


Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW 2-Burner Mod­u­lar Cook­ing Sys­tem Review

Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW

Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW

Cook­ing while camp­ing can some­times be a dif­fi­cult task. Cook­ing on the open flame of a camp­fire has sev­eral issues, the biggest of which is tem­per­a­ture reg­u­la­tion. Most BBQ grills are too large to take camp­ing. Although, there are a few good ones out there. Lately my favorite method of cook­ing while camp­ing has been the Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW 2-Burner Mod­u­lar Cook­ing Sys­tem . It is fueled by propane, which makes achiev­ing the desired tem­per­a­tures easy.



I would like to cover some of the appeal­ing  fea­tures of the Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW 2-Burner Mod­u­lar Cook­ing Sys­tem. First the legs that sup­port the stove can be indi­vid­u­ally adjusted, mak­ing it easy to get a level cook­ing sur­face. This is not a com­mon fea­ture with grills intended for back yard or patio use. The three sided wind screen helps block the wind and keep the burn­ers lit. The burn­ers are 30,000 btu burn­ers which means you can cook just about any­thing you like. The  Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW is very easy to travel with,  mak­ing it not only good for camp­ing, but also for tail­gat­ing, can­ning, or just gen­eral use like any other grill. But my favorite fea­ture of all is that it is mod­u­lar, mean­ing there are a ton of acces­sories avail­able for it. Grab a Camp Chef Explorer Series EX-60LW from Ama­zon now!


Camp Chef Carry Bag

Camp Chef Carry Bag


Makes trav­el­ing with the EX-60LW a cinch.








Camp Chef SG60 deluxe steel fry griddle

Camp Chef SG60 deluxe steel fry griddle


Turn the stove into a large sur­face grid­dle. Per­fect for cook­ing breakfast.








A small grid­dle that frees up a burner for other uses.






Camp Chef BB-60L Deluxe Sport Grill Box for 2-Burner Stoves

This grill box turns the stove into a func­tional grill.

There are more acces­sories avail­able as well, but these are the ones I like the most. Oh and the paper towel holder that I almost for­got to mention.

Sanford And Son –The Camping Trip — Camping Humor


As a child I always enjoyed the TV show San­ford and Son. In this episode they go on a camp­ing trip. I thought some of you campers might get a few laughs out of it.

San­ford and Son Camp­ing Part 2


Mountain Trails Grand Pass 2-Room 7 Person Family Dome Tent Review


Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass 2-Room 7 Per­son Fam­ily Dome Tent Review

Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass

The Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass is one of the cheap­est fam­ily sized tents I’ve seen lately. But I’m talk­ing about the price, not the qual­ity. You can eas­ily find bet­ter  large tents, but you will rarely find one at such a low price. The only other qual­ity tent for this cheap that I can think of is the Cole­man Red Canyon.


The Grand Pass is large enough to accom­mo­date up to seven peo­ple. Six is a more comfy fit. It mea­sures to eigh­teen feet of length by ten feet of width. The cen­ter height is 76 inches, so stand­ing in the tent is pos­si­ble, but there is a dome shape so only the cen­ter area is tall enough to stand. I don’t do much stand­ing in tents any­way, I pre­fer to just use them for sleep­ing. There is a divider cur­tain that can sep­a­rate the tent into two rooms. This is always a wel­come fea­ture on tents of this size.


Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass

 Set Up

The set up dif­fi­culty for the Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass is about aver­age for a tent of this size. A sin­gle long per­son can get it done with a lit­tle time, but two peo­ple make it a lot eas­ier. It took me approx­i­mately 25 min­utes to get it up alone. There is a pin and ring sys­tem that you see on many tents these days,  to help sim­plify the set up process. One of the best fea­tures of the Grand Pass is how it fits into its duf­fel bag. Once the tent is rolled up, you sim­ply wrap the duf­fel around the tent, as opposed to try­ing to squeeze a loose tent back into a tight bag. This can save a few nightmares.


The rain fly seems to do a good job keep­ing the place dry in light rains. The floors didn’t seep either, but we had a heavy duty tarp under­neath the tent. I haven’t seen the Grand Pass tested in hard rains. I have heard from fel­low campers that the tent has stood up in 25 mph winds, but have also heard a com­plaint that the cen­ter pole gave in dur­ing 25 mph winds. I have seen it with­stand 15 mph, but haven’t seen a Grand Pass in more severe weather. A mesh ceil­ing and end win­dows seem to offer enough ven­ti­la­tion to avoid stale air, while offer­ing good views of what’s hap­pen­ing out­side of the tent.

Other Fea­tures

The Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass has two D shaped doors that make access in and out of the tent easy. No crawl­ing in is nec­es­sary. Each door also has its own door mat to help keep mud and dirt where it belongs, out­side of the tent.


The Grand Pass doesn’t have all the fea­tures avail­able on mod­ern tents, nor is it made of the high­est qual­ity mate­ri­als. It is what it is , a decent tent that is avail­able at a great price. Pick up a Moun­tain Trails Grand Pass Fam­ily Tent from Ama­zon today! Free ship­ping is available!


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