THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAMPING

THE AMAZING HEALTH BENEFITS OF CAMPING

You may have seen a handful of different posts here on Beyond The Tent about all the wonderful reasons you should go camping. From spending time with family, experiencing the great outdoors, challenging yourself and more. But did you know that camping is extremely good for your health? Nearly every aspect of camping provides health benefits, from eating healthier, staying more active, getting more vitamin […]

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The Best Swimming Hole I’ve Ever Found

The Best Swimming Hole I’ve Ever Found

What is summer if it’s not water cooled? A tasty, delightful drink from the garden hose, a rowdy romp around the yard with squirt guns, or a dip in the lake? The summer of 2004, three years before we became parents, Brooke and I backpacked to Havasu Canyon of the Grand Canyon. It’s a 9-mile hike one way, down a serious set of switchbacks at […]

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The 14 Best Basecamp Tents for Family Camping

The 14 Best Basecamp Tents for Family Camping

Sleeping to the mountain sounds while snuggling with your precious den of children and a lovely inamorata has few rivals for time well spent. Some summer nights I’d much rather go without the shelter and toss a bag on good ol’ terra firma plus nature’s own pine needles, but those opportunities are so few when camping as a family. So a tent it is. But […]

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15 DELICIOUS & EASY CAMPING BREAKFAST IDEAS

15 DELICIOUS & EASY CAMPING BREAKFAST IDEAS

Camping food isn’t hard to find. Go to any grocery store and you are bound to find items such as instant oatmeal, dehydrated potato flakes, and vacuum sealed rice meals. They’re cheap, easy to prepare, and light weight, but can we do better? Traditional camping food generally is loaded with preservatives and artificial flavors, which are ingredients we certainly want to avoid when trying to […]

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