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.

Roaring campfire at night

Keep it Burning: Pro Tips in Building the Perfect Campfire

Building the perfect campfire is a skill that any camping enthusiast would have to learn. It’s the cherry on top on any camping trip after a hard yet fun day outside. Let’s face it though, there’s no one formula that can guarantee the “perfect” campfire. Of course, you have a wide variety of options for
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A woman in futuristic garb flanked by two reflctive statues.

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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A family gathers around a campfire.

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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