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Tent Camping – Fall Essentials

Fall is here!  Apple cider, pumpkin patches and…. tent camping!  Yes I realize that last one was a stretch but honestly living in the southeast means during fall the nights are cooler, but the days are still warm.  As a family we love tent camping during fall, but there are a few essentials we never leave home without.  Some are

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Tent Camping 101 for the Prissies and the Sissies – Showers

If the title of this made you shudder…don’t worry, you are not alone.  I still shudder thinking about the shower houses in some campgrounds, but there are ways to still get clean and not be completely grossed out. The first thing I will say is, if it’s your first time using a shower house, sometimes a little liquid courage is

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Tent Camping 101 for the Prissies and the Sissies – Sleeping

I addressed the most important concern for any prissy tent camper here in my post on avoiding bugs, now we can delve into the second most important topic for any prissy or sissy that is going tent camping….sleeping on the ground.  Wow, how does someone who sleeps with feather pillows and an extra soft mattress pad, sleep on the ground?

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Tent Camping 101 for the Prissies and the Sissies — Avoiding Bugs

It’s time to talk about the creepy crawlers.  Now, I am not a fan of the bug sprays that you buy at the store.  Anyone else notice how they leave your skin sticky and most of them have that horrible odor?  This was a deal breaker for me as I refuse to get bit repeatedly by bugs, but I also refuse

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Tent Camping 101 for the Prissies and the Sissies — Introduction

I have happily made it over 30 years without ever sleeping on the ground.  This is a fact I am very proud of because honestly the thought was appalling to me.  Who in their right mind would sleep on the ground outside with bugs and creepy crawly things when there was a warm bed somewhere inside?  Who would use those terrible bathrooms

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