Showing posts from July, 2010

Keeping A Camping Blog In Summer

Picture from camp trip to Sugar Pine 2010

Keeping a camping blog during summer is like trying to read on the tread mill. I'm sure it can be done but were so darn busy with camping, gardening, swimming, packing, unpacking that well it's like being on a tread mill.

Happy Summer Camping,


Home From Camping

Lake Tahoe
A five day trip feels like your unpacking for longer than the trip. Especially when it's hot outside.

My daughter and I waring matching cloths, she's making a "FACE"
Laundry DONE
Dishes DONE
Piles Separated DONE
Coolers Rinsed DONE

My new coffee pot from REI, excellent!
Now I need to put it all back together in the bins, in a neat pile in the garage ready for camp trip number three for the year. That may not happen till just before my next trip in a few weeks.

Lake Tahoe, Emerald Bay
No need to sort through photos, I lost them all somehow! The Pict's I have here are from some of the 30 people who camped with us.

I'm opening bottles for our wine tasting
Early morning hair drying

Going Camping In Tahoe

The car is packed and the cooler ready to load. It's 6 am and I'm up to take care of the last details to make our trip wonderful.

House straightened
Clean hamster cage
Perishable food in fridge is out
Plants watered
Showered and dressed

This will be our longest camp trip yet, it's for five nights. Included in our trip other than the standard camping agenda is site seeing, dinning in local restaurants, shopping, wine tasting and even going to an outdoor concert for my birthday.

Just because were camping or "glamping light" doesn't mean we have to rough it all the way. Sure hiking, biking and roasting marshmallows will be done but the beauty of a five day trip is enjoying more than just dirt and burgers.

Chow for now, with so much more to share when we come home,


SEE What To Pack When Camping For A Week
SEE Camping With Dogs
SEE Reading Room

Tent Size And Great Sleep Camping

Tent size matters and comfort makes you sleep better.

This is really the MOST IMPORTANT matter when it comes to "Camping In Style!" Your only as good as your sleep right? A tiered camper has wimpy hikes, a dull eye for nature and an overall crummy feeling that takes the whoo hooo out of camping. You'll become a real camping grump without good sleep...... “What was I thinking? Camping is saposto be fun? Ugh!”

There are a few things to consider here when getting a good night sleep and "Camping In Style". Let’s first talk tents then what to sleep on and finally bedding.
This is the tent we have by Colman and love it!

Let me ask you a few questions first

How many will be sharing your tent
Will your dog or dogs be in the tent with you
How handy and patient are you and your co-campers
How many days will you be camping

Now take the amount of campers x's patients + days camping and you have the formula for the size tent you will want with how much work …

What To Pack When Camping For A Week

Last night my daughter and I packed our cloths for our five day camping trip coming up next week. I washed everything is unscented soap and focused on packing old cloths. Adrienne who is five loves this activity. I like packing cloth several days before our trip so I have time to wash anything that needs to be washed and because I know the days leading up to such a big trip will be busy with cooking/freezing food, shopping, planning and pulling it all together.

Here are a few links to help you get started knowing what to pack for a week long trip:

SEE: Camping Cloths
SEE: Camping Checklist
SEE: Camping With Kids
SEE: What Food To Bring
Check out my April posts for other ideas.

Here are few note to consider:

Cloths: I like clean cloths so a long trip means packing more, washing a few things or I check to see if they have a laundry facility. BRING CHANGE if they do. Wash all your cloths in scent free detergent so your not attracting mosquito's.


3 Long Sleeve Shirts

The Family Is Camping For Five Days

Our daughter (5) with food in her mouth

This month our family is camping for five nights in Tahoe. This has been 7 months in the making.

We won't be alone though because eight families are joining us.

I would like to write about what it takes to go camping with a family for so many days.

If anyone is reading this could you tell me what was the longest camping trip you have been on.

Our dog Bravo looking for his ball