Category: Roughing It

Good Sam Camping blog articles about life in the outdoors.  Safe ways and places to stay overnight.  Campsite recommendations and must-haves.  Fire and food tips for the wild and more.

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Our Freewheeling RV Trip to Burning Man in Nevada

Taking an RV trip to Burning Man in the middle of the Nevada desert. Imagine a city in the middle of the desert where the party never ends, mutant vehicles roam the streets, money is basically useless and citizens don the most outrageous attire, including their birthday suits. What if I told you this place
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Two young women sit in the open hatchback of their vehicle in a desert campsite under a starry night sky.

How to Get Started in RV Travel (Even if You Don’t Have an RV)

Start your RV travels today, with or without a recreational vehicle. It can be intimidating to get into RV travel for the first time. Between all of the vehicle options to choose from and the costs associated with them, there can be a lot to consider. The good news is that you don’t have to
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Teaching Camping Safety to Kids: Easy as A-B-C

Make safe camping for kids part of your outdoor adventure routine. Camping trips with the family provide priceless memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. It’s a time to disconnect from your busy life, slow down and enjoy quality time with family. From roasting marshmallows for s’mores to hiking to sleeping under the stars, the days
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Camping under a starry sky

Campfire Lighting Tips For a Warm And Safe Blaze

Gather ’round the campfire for some tips on making a toasty and contained blaze. Campfires are a central part of the outdoors experience. Telling spooky stories around the flames, roasting marshmallows until they’re gooey, or simply basking in the warmth with friends and family constitute a big payoff after a day of active recreation. But
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