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The United States may be less than 250 years old, but our nation has a vast and fascinating history. One easy and fun way to teach your kids about U.S. history is to take a field trip to explore one of …

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When we’re heading out with the kids for a week-end campout, we always make sure to take our sunglasses with us.  What about sunglasses for the kids? UV rays permanently break down your child’s eye’s capacity to absorb sunlight.  Exposure without protection is …

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I’m sure everyone has different reasons for taking their kids camping-I thought I’d share our top 10 reasons to take kids camping.   Top 10 Reasons to Take Kids Camping   #10-Their rooms are too messy to get to their …

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This recipe is great for it’s versatility.  I love white chili-it can be with chicken, pork, or turkey.  Feel free to substitute the meat of your choice or to go vegetarian.  For a hearty vegetarian version, add your favorite veggies …

Backpack Safety for Kids

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It sometimes seems to me that we have become enamored of the cute backpack and have forgotten the importance of a well fitting backpack.  Why not have both? Avoid some common mistakes when choosing and wearing a backpack to avoid …

 

Least Visited National Parks

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Why learn about the least visited National Parks?  First off everyone (or at least millions of Americans) knows about the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Great Smokey Mountains.  I thought it would be nice to highlight some lesser known parks.  …

 

Making the Perfect S’more

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Camping just isn’t camping without making s’mores.  And if you’re going to make a s’more you might as well make the perfect s’more, right?  Well, that’s how I usually feel.  Granted there can be all sorts of opinions on what …

 

Kids Nature Journal-Try it Out

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Who would have guessed that my kids would love doing research?  They do when it’s for their kids nature journal.  When we go on a hike or bike ride the kids will collect leaves, seeds, flowers, etc.  They will also keep …

 

Why Hiking Rocks-For Everybody

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One of my favorite activities is hiking when I’m out camping and if I’m ‘stuck’ at home I love to go for walks.  Haven’t been bit by the hiking bug?  Then let me tell you why hiking rocks. A recent New …

 

Dump Cobbler-a Boy Scout Tradition

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The first time I ever heard of Dump Cobbler was from some boy scouts, although I’ve known others to cook it as well.  I guess I just associate it with boy scouts due to my initial introduction and there’s good …