Christmas Gift Ideas for the Camping Family

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Things have been quiet here at Camping for Families … we’ve been busily wrapping presents, decorating our tree, and baking goodies together while all our camping gear lies patiently waiting in the attic. This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase through one of these […]

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys Who Love to Be Outside

Have boys in your family? We do, and we’ve found that the coolest Christmas gifts fuel their love of playing “wild man” outdoors. Here are five gifts that have proven a big hit with all our kids – from the 13-year-old to the 5-year-old. This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a […]

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Preppers

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Do you have a “prepper” in your family? Someone who stocks up on food and other supplies in case of a future disaster? Or maybe the prepper in the family is you! Either way, emergency preparedness items can make great gifts for Christmas, birthdays, or other occasions. (But maybe not your wedding anniversary unless your […]

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Sky Gazing this Fall

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Our family loves sky gazing both day and night. Seems like there’s no end to the beautiful views that God offers in the sky – clouds of all sorts, gorgeous sunsets, bright stars and constellations, the moon in all its phases, meteors . . . Whatever the sky offers, we love to take a look. […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Hike in the Fall

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Fall hiking is quite possibly the best kind a family can enjoy. Why? Cooler temps! This almost goes without saying, but hiking in the fall is sooo much more comfortable than hiking in the summer when the sweat drips like a waterfall and bugs eat you for lunch.   Beautiful scenery – Fiery reds, glowing […]

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Build Your Own First Aid Kit

Build Your Own First Aid Kit

First aid is something we all end up needing from time to time, and families with young kids seem to get their extra share! While you can certainly buy a pre-made one, if you build your own first aid kit, you’ll save money and be able to customize the contents for your family’s unique needs. […]

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$30 Lowe’s Gift Card Giveaway [Closed]

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Last month, we told you about the affordable Master Forge Portable Charcoal Grill that we’ve been using for the last two summers. We thought maybe you’d like one of your own, so we’re giving away a $30 gift card to Lowe’s! One Camping for Families reader will receive a $30 gift card to use toward […]

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Camping with a Toddler

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The first time our family went camping with a toddler, we took this little guy with us. He had just turned two years old and was in the midst of potty training. Later, we took our third son camping when he was 17 months old, still in diapers, nursing, and taking a pacifier. Camping with […]

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Master Forge Portable Charcoal Grill Review

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Our family loves grilling out – at home and when we’re camping. Though we had a gas grill for a while, it only took a couple years for us to turn back to the flavor that only a charcoal grill can give. Last summer, we replaced our old worn-out grill with a new Master Forge […]

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Build a 72-Hour Emergency Kit the Budget-Friendly Way

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We mentioned before that we believe a 72-hour Emergency Kit is the most important preparation any family can make. This kit will help your family successfully weather three days of virtually any disaster – from a power outage to a flood shutting down streets in your neighborhood. Today, we’re going to show you how to […]

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