If a park ranger gives you a citation for violating the terms of a permit, is "Other rangers told me it's ok when I got the permit" a valid defense? Also, what are my obligations when no court date is specified on the citation? [more inside]
Next month I'm going on a two-week camping trip in New Zealand with Flying Kiwi, a tour company I've used before and enjoyed. My main gripe last time was the food: carbs, carbs, carbs all day long! Cereal and toast for breakfast, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta and rice-based dinners most nights along with some beer and cider. I'm looking for easy protein-based alternatives that I can stash in my stuff and turn to whenever I need a break from the carb onslaught. [more inside]
Hope me become bivy-savvy! I bought a great sleeping bag... so why am I still cold? [more inside]
What are some cheap and interesting ways to spend 2-3 weeks without a home in and around the Bay Area? (examples: camping, retreats in redwood forest, etc). [more inside]
Camping with a 4 year old in an unheated cabin when over night low is 37 F? [more inside]
I ran across a travelogue a while back of two young women going on a long bicycle tour in the Eastern U.S. in the 1930s or 1940s. I think they started from Pennsylvania or another nearby state and originally intended to go west, but ended up going south. On the return trip, I think they took a boat up the Mississippi or another major river. Does this ring a bell? [more inside]
Help me think outside the box for tent camping in Northern MD or DE - where can I go besides a campground or sites in a Sate Park? I don't want suburbia in the woods! [more inside]
We are looking to do a two night camping trip in the extreme northeast corner of Washington state. We would love to find a place to camp that is sort of remote- far enough away that we can have our dogs off leash, but close enough to a road to be able to pack in a decent amount of supplies. I have two questions: Is it legal to just drive up a mountain road and camp somewhere? Could we have a campfire without worrying about someone reporting us? We would avoid private property. Does anyone know of a place like this from personal experience? We would love to be by a lake.
I'm being forced off the grid, and I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of job interviews... how can I put this out of my mind? [more inside]
Hello, going up to Sloquet hot springs (from Vancouver) for the fist time Thursday, and want to have a couple 'plan Bs' on hand in case it's full or the road is washed out or for whatever other reason. Anyone know of any other decent camping sites in that area?
My camp has this giant tarp on poles to protect us from the desert sun. My wife has decorated it romantically. Now I feel like it needs sound. Am I dreaming, wishing of speakers to put around the outside of our shade structure, pointing in? That don't cost a lot of money? That can withstand the sun? That have decent sound and some clear bass? That has an iPod dock? I have a generator for AC power, though a battery option would be nice (but not a requirement!) and I don't mind using speaker wire, so iwireless or not, fine with me.
My wife and I were thinking of heading up to the Olympic Peninsula over Labor Day to do some camping and light day-hiking and would love any suggestions for areas, camp-grounds, hikes, etc. Details inside. [more inside]
Give me your best camping breakfast meals! [more inside]
Travelling by campervan in Victoria, Australia - any tips? [more inside]
What's A Good Stopping Point Between Kansas City And Big Bend National State Park? [more inside]
A month in the Hebrides. One woman, one tent. Tell me what not to miss. [more inside]
Some friends and I - all new to the area - are looking for a good place to camp within a long day's bike ride of Minneapolis, MN (60-100mi). We're hoping for something where we'll see few other people, and preferably access to a lake or river, hiking trails, and general wilderness (or at least the feeling of being away from civilization for a bit), and good to stay for a couple of days. Any recommendations? I'm having a hard time with the signal to noise ratio of the rest of the internet. Thanks!
Long backwoods camping trip coming up. What's something cool to bring for the group? [more inside]
Two moms, three home-educated early-teen boys, planning a learning adventure for two weeks at the end of August. Driving north from South Florida, which civil war sites/events should we not miss? Also looking for great not-too-primitive tent camping. So far all we know for sure is that we want to check out Gettysburg. We want to make it educational, but awesome and fun for our not-too-fascinated kids. Your suggestions welcome!
I am trying to organize a solo, self-guided walking trip to bits of coastal Cornwall for late August and am having trouble planning a 6- to 8-day itinerary that has me end a day's walk where there's budget accommodation like hostels/backpackers/campsites. [more inside]
Need information on experiences with camping at the Catalina Islands in Southern California [more inside]
Tent camping in The Everglades next weekend. AmInuts? Have you done this before - camped in the wet season? What should I expect, or should I drop the idea? [more inside]
I'm looking for a cheap-as-basic-as-dirt cabin, yurt, tipi, et cetera in the Pacific Northwest to hang out in for a week or two on a writing retreat. [more inside]
Any recommendations for a camping site in the NYC area with decent bathroom facilities? [more inside]
What should I know about going to Creamfields festival (UK)? With the added catch that I'll be riding solo? [more inside]
Camping near Montreal, Quebec: Looking for a campsite that allows dogs (not just service dogs). Also would like to be able to go fishing. Scenic a plus. (In case it matters, there are six in our group, plus one dog.) Thanks!
I'm looking for recommendations for a location in New York or southern New England to have a 3 day/2 night unconference for a 25-30 folks max, relatively close to transportation. I'm envisioning something like a camp with cabins, electricity, a usable kitchen, and a common room for meals and discussion space. Most importantly, it needs to be cheap. [more inside]
Trying to spend 3-4 days in the woods/hills of Southern California [more inside]
Help me survive two months of field work! What gear should I bring along? [more inside]
Where to go camping within a two hour drive of RI? [more inside]
My best friend and I (living in New Brunswick, Canada) want to take a road trip this summer and we were thinking maybe doing a musical festival/camping adventure. Any suggestions for excellent festivals where two young women would be safe and have an amazing time? [more inside]
Can you recommend a camping chair that is compact/collapsible, durable and comfortable? [more inside]
What are the most awesomely beautiful camp sites in Zion and Bryce in late May? Also where's the cheapest place to buy supplies? [more inside]
I love the outdoors! Particularly when viewed from a balcony at the Four Seasons, with a refreshing gin and tonic. The boyfriend thinks Mother Nature wants us to be uncomfortable. Please help resolve our camping conundrum. [more inside]
whats the best tent & sleeping bags for 2 persons on a 3 night camping trip in yosemite in august? asking for brands & models but also specs i should look for. specifically tents that are easy to setup. bonus points for any additional information about gear to bring, weather in august, and any experiences youve had there. we're going on the green tortoise tour from san fran if anyone has any stories about that... thanks!
Unusual restrictions or rules on campsites? Looking for examples of strange rules on camping or caravan sites. [more inside]
What could cause someone to smell like clean campfire wood smoke--besides camping by a fire? [more inside]
Is there any substitute for an air mattress for mobile, comfortable sleeping on floors? [more inside]
I would like to build a canvas winter camping tent. I'm looking for materials and plans. Any recommendations? [more inside]
I am looking for some sweet camping gear to give as a gift to my new bride. The only catch is that we already have most of the basics. Looking for something she/we can really use and would make a great gift.
yosemite in the rain: does it suck? [more inside]
Suggestions for a RAGBRAI newbie? Mid-forties male, experienced bicycle rider, working on getting into shape for the ride. [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for a kayaking trip in eastern Ontario or Quebec. [more inside]
Starting in a month, my girlfriend and I will be living for the summer in a 10x16, two room Kelty tent we bought on craigslist. We will be living/working on a farm outside of Olympia, WA. We'd love any advice/experience you might have on long-term tent living. We're super excited about it but we are aware it will suck sometimes... what sucked about it and how can we prepare for the suck? Lots more details inside on building a makeshift kitchen, hopefully cozy bedroom, etc. [more inside]
What is the best cheap(ish) camper/rv/vehicle appropriate for a Dad and his young daughter to take on driving adventures? [more inside]
Will it be too cold to stay in a campervan in August in Victoria, Australia? [more inside]
What animal or insect in Georgia is likely to climb onto a sleeping camper twice in two nights? [more inside]
I ride my bike about 50-70 miles a day, but now I'd like to be able to carry a minimal amount of overnight camping gear and hiking boots with me. How can I do this while keeping the weight balanced and without breaking my back?
Backpacking Hammock filter: I currently use a MSR Hubba for backpacking but am intrigued by the idea of hammocks and would like to go with a hammock for my next few trips; it could possibly replace my tent for all non-desert camping. There's a ton of choices to go with, so help me if you can please. [more inside]
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games 2011 lodging recommendations, please! [more inside]