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.

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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Lessons Learned From My First Camping Trip

My first camping trip taught me the importance of a little planning — and the having the right gear. For many RVers, first camping experiences usually involve tenting in the great outdoors. For most, it’s an exhilarating adventure that soon becomes a regular summer activity. However, such was not the case for my first camping
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Can Low-End RVs Deliver High Recreation Rewards?

Low-end RVs open up high-recreation possibilities. Recreational vehicles come in a wide variety of costs from “entry level” to “over-the-top” palatial luxury. So what drives people to buy the higher-priced units? Do they fit the application better and therefore deliver more of the RV lifestyle pleasures? Do they travel better and are they more overall efficient? Once
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