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.

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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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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BioLite Energy: New Energy to Save the World

  There is a company in our industry that has a very particular mission, and that’s their mission of “Energy Everywhere.”  We have recently done field reviews of their BioLite FirePit and CampStove 2 (which will be published after our completed full reviews), but we get so excited about their mission and vision that we
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5 Spectacular Ways to Tackle the Pacific Crest Trail

For a half-century, the epic Pacific Crest Trail has enticed hikers to trek through some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain found in the Western United States. The fabled route stretches 2,650 miles between California’s Mexican border and Washington’s Canadian border, following the undulating north-south ranges of the Sierra and Cascade mountains. As a
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