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  • July 2014 Central Florida Outdoor Recreation Examiner
    July 2014 Central Florida Outdoor Recreation Examiner
    Melbourne, Florida, July 1, 2014 – This is the third edition of the Central Florida Outdoor Recreation Examiner. This month camping season should be in full swing. Families all across America are making lists, collecting their camping gear...
  • Kids camp free on Father's Day weekend: KOA campsites
    Kids camp free on Father's Day weekend: KOA campsites
    Camping can be the perfect getaway for the family. You have nature, cooking by a campfire, relaxation and time for family bonding that can be difficult to get with busy lives at home. This Father's Day weekend, camping at a participating KOA...
  • Looking for a tent?  Be sure to look at the Big House 4
    Looking for a tent? Be sure to look at the Big House 4
    I recently had the opportunity to test out the Big House 4 by Big Agnes and I must say, that it is now going to be my “go to tent” for just about all situations. Light enough to take anywhere, but big enough to be really comfortable,...
  • Camp Dearborn starting annual Halloween weekends
    Camp Dearborn starting annual Halloween weekends
    The Dearborn Recreation and Parks Department will start reserving Camp Dearborn tomorrow for its annual themed camping weekends in October.Due to the popularity of this family event over the past five years, another Halloween Weekend has been...
  • Last minute Father’s Day outdoor gear gift ideas for the adventurous dad
    Last minute Father’s Day outdoor gear gift ideas for the adventurous dad
    Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 17, 2012, and for all you procrastinators, you still have time to get your adventurous dad some great outdoor gear for a gift he’ll appreciate and enjoy. Here are a few ideas to consider as you walk...
  • Fun finally comes to tent camping
    FieldCandy finally makes tent camping fun
    Yeah, we know, most people like to tent camp to commune, to get back to nature, to enjoy and absorb the natural beauty and ecological mind boost that comes with being one in the wild.But what about the hipsters? When they tent camp, what's for...
  • Welcome to Jellystone Park
    Camp with Yogi Bear in Knightstown, IN
    Something for everyone in your family is a good way to describe the Yogi Bear Jellystone Park™in Knightstown, Indiana. This campground is a hidden, shady, green, thirty-eight acre gem of land with a creek and a three acre lake. This award...
  • Discovery Green
    H-E-B Celebration Station Tent Design Competition
    Birthday celebrations are one of the most popular activities at Discovery Green. Due to the high demand for the existing birthday venue - The Stedman West Veranda - park officials and H-E-B have created the H-E-B Celebration Station Tent Design...
  • Jellystone waterpark
    Jellystone Park a hidden adventure
    If you haven’t been to Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, you are missing out! This hidden adventure is in Waller, TX. It is about a 30-minute drive outside of Houston but is well worth it. You can camp or just go for the day.Let’s start...
  • Gear Review: REI Kingdom 4 tent
    Gear Review: REI Kingdom 4 tent
    The REI Kingdom 4 tent is considered to be one of the best three-season car camping tents available for consumers. This durable tent that has a zip-open divider wall that separates it into two rooms has ample pocket space and good head room. The...
  • Camping with Coleman
    Celebrate Father's Day with these great gift ideas
    This Father's Day forget the bad ties and overpriced gadgets and get dad something he will love and something the whole family can enjoy together.The Coleman Instant Tent is the perfect gift for dads who love to camp. This amazing new tent...
  • Magellan's Congaree family tent worth the purchase
    Magellan's Congaree family tent worth the purchase
    Every Friday night is our family night, and last weekend was awesome! The kids have been begging to go camping, but neither my hubby nor I are big outdoor campers. However, after much searching for a tent on Amazon.com, Samsclub.com, Ebay, Walmart...
  • Longboat Key, Florida
    A perfect blend of high and low tech while car camping
    I recently took a photo excursion to the Florida Keys over a three week period. Often I would camp. On that trip, I managed to find some great sites in Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.Car camping is one of my favorite ways to travel....
  • Tent Photo
    Tents have gone from necessity to luxury
    Tents were first used in this world as a means of survival, not recreation. Believed to be the first step toward moving out of a cave, primitive tent-dwelling were often fashioned from mud, sticks, and animal skin.Fast forward a few thousand years...
  • End-of-Summer Backyard Campout
    End-of-Summer Backyard Campout
    The kids have all gone back to school and the glorious days of summer relaxing are almost over. The youthful cries of “I’m bored!” have probably died out and given way to that frenetic pace of school, sports, scouts, dance and...