Your ideas for a 3-day (preferably outdoor) adventure in southern or central California with my dad. [more inside]
I'm going to be in a cabin in the wilderness for three days with one of my best friends. We will each be bringing flip cameras with us. We want to make a viral video and we're looking for ideas of what to shoot/make. Any ideas? Go wild! We're open to just about anything. If we end up using your idea, we promise to mention your name in the credits.
My wife and I just held one of our thermarests underwater. We counted nine separate leaks bubbling air. Wet, it sounded like a squeaky radiator as all the air leaked out. I blame our sharp-clawed and inquisitive cats. Anyhow, I don't know if we can get to a camping store before the weekend-- does anyone have experience patching these things with bike tube kits, shoe goo, or other easily-available gunk?
Looking for some suggestions for camp sites in the vicinity of Southern California for a camping trip this weekend. Amenities-wise the basics would work fine - water, a fire pit, and level ground to pitch our tent. Anything above and beyond that is icing. The campsite must allow dogs (we plan on bringing our pug, Hoggle). We really enjoy trail hiking and solitude and we most likely won't be doing any kind of water-related activities, although picturesque lakes and streams are a plus. Past places we've enjoyed camping at: -Coral Pink Sand Dunes - outside of Kanab, UT -Tanner's Flat Campground - UT -Fernwood Lodge - Big Sur, CA -Joshua Tree State Park -Malibu Creek State Park This is going to be a weekend trip so the driving distance has to be manageable. So, please, no recommendations for Redwoods National Park or Zion or something like that.
Can anyone recommend a good waterless face wash? [more inside]
I just joined the Appalachian Mountain Club. How can I make the most of this membership? [more inside]
Drank a liter of unfiltered, chemically treated puddle water. What's the best course of action to avoid gastrointestinal Armageddon? [more inside]
Help me plan this last minute trip! West coast and the south west... [more inside]
We need a new camping spot... outside of NYC. [more inside]
Looking for family-oriented, clean RV park (not really interested in KOA) no more than 4 hours outside of Chicago. [more inside]
Need advice for living through a kitchen renovation. (Or, how to camp out in your own house?) [more inside]
Camping filter: looking for fairly easy tent camping roughly halfway between Charlotte, NC and Philadelphia, PA. [more inside]
Help me plan a camping road-trip (starting from Kansas City, MO) in early October? Challenge: 1 toddler & 1 pre-schooler. [more inside]
Getting camping gear together... what should we buy next? We have just bought a tent (4 person), 2 chairs and 2 therma rests. We will be camping at a caravan park this time. What should we buy next? What are the priorities? [more inside]
Myself and two friends have decided to do our annual reunion in Olympic National park but since we’re all short on vacation, we only have Friday night through Sunday afternoon. Is there a way we could somehow combine a 4-10 mile day hike with a coastal experience in this amount of time? I've seen the wta.org and nps.gov sites but I'm sort of overwhelmed by choice and looking for recommendations. [more inside]
Where, within a two-hour drive of Torrance, California, can I camp for one or two nights? [more inside]
What do you recommend for United States remote camping guides? [more inside]
I'm looking for areas in Washington state that have rope swings over water. [more inside]
Ms Jabo and I are headed to Colorado for some car camping. Our route is from Pagosa Springs to Lake City to Lake Irwin Camp Ground (East of Crested Butte). Any car camping and/or scenic stop-over recommendations along the way will be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Is it risky showing up in the middle of the day on a holiday weekend expecting to snag a tent site at the Mt. Pisgah, NC campground? [more inside]
Maine (near Augusta) camping on a lake/island? [more inside]
Going on a 3-day mountain bike ride, what should I bring? [more inside]
Our tent is OK but there's a gap between the sides and the groundsheet, which makes it rather chilly. How can I best make it more wind- and rain-proof? I think attaching a strip of some sort of waterproof material around the bottom of the sides, that could be tucked under the groundsheet, is the best option. But what sort of fabric? And how do I stop the water wicking up it from the ground and making the sides of the tent wet? [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for fall car-camping spots on a lake in the mid-Atlantic/northeast region? Bonus points for dark sky areas. [more inside]
Camping in Alaska: I'm looking to camp at the Eklutna Lake campgrounds 3 weeks from now on way to a 4 day sojourn into Denali State Park. However, I can't reserve a spot in advance. How likely is it that there will be no free campgrounds available, being slightly after the end of the summer season? What are some similar quality campgrounds in the "between Anchorage & Denali" zone if Eklutna is fully booked? [more inside]
What can two thirty year old dudes do for a few days? We are in Dorset in the UK and have access to cash and a car. Camping will probably be involved, but where shall we go? And what shall we do? Outdoor pursuits and drinking of real ale and cider sound good, any suggestions?
Recently divorced, 39, and moving from MA to MT in early Sept. I was planning on driving along the I-90. I'm trying to figure out what is worth visiting, and also where to stop/camp along the way. This is about a 3000 mile drive. And I'm hoping to drive around 600 miles a day, but this is adjustable to some extent. I wouldn't mind spending extra days in some locations if its worthwhile. One stop I plan to make will be Niagra Falls. (I also have both USA and Canadian Passports, so I can cross the border ok.) I hope to camp most of the way. I also have a large 80lb doberman-mix, which complicates things slightly. I'd be willing to get off the I-90 to see some things if its worth it. I'm not in a rush.. I'm more interested in things found in nature rather than city-life type stuff. But stopping in some big cities for some notable food or sites wouldn't be rejected outright.
BurningFilter: best (and worst) advice for a handful of twentysomething female newbies camping for a week in the desert? [more inside]
36 hours in Maine this weekend with a rental car. I am thinking of not getting a hotel room and instead car-camping. I'll be in Camden Maine for a wedding Friday and Saturday and plan to return to Boston late on Saturday to take a bus to DC. I want to spend as much of Friday wandering around Portland before driving to Camden and kind of want to spend the morning in Portland on Saturday, too. Is this a good idea? Any tips on quiet places to park and snooze?
Hiking and camping near Nashville, or middle Tennessee area. [more inside]
Any tips for driving from Michigan to Somerset Kentucky and then taking in Cumberland Falls? [more inside]
What are the logistics involved in back-country camping / backpacking (CA specific)? [more inside]
Please help me decide if I should force my son to go on a camp sleep-over. [more inside]
Where can you buy a tent in Tuscany, Italy? Friends on holiday over there are in need of one. [more inside]
Going camping this weekend and I have a food safety question. [more inside]
Traveling to Toronto from NC with my cousin in 2 weeks and looking for good sailboat charters, Hiking/Camping, City activities and, oh ya, now we need a place to stay... [more inside]
Me and my girlfriend are planning to embark upon a long adventure. We have never done it before and have some questions. [more inside]
Where can I go beach camping in the mid-Atlantic region? [more inside]
Toronto MeFites: can you help us find inexpensive lodging/camping? [more inside]
My 13 y/o niece and 12 y/o nephew are moving to Topeka this summer. I promised them I would take them camping this year -- now that they are moving, I'm thinking of driving up to Kansas for a long weekend this fall for a visit and taking them camping somewhere there. [more inside]
Looking for a smallish campsite in Northern California with close driving or walking access to great swimming holes. [more inside]
A question about renting a car and camping within 4 hours of Chicago. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions on good places to camp during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. [more inside]
Can anyone identify this Ontario camping area, based on my slightly spotty recollection of smooth yellowish rocks by the beach and a rock wall bordering my individual campsite? [more inside]
Any advice for long-term tent camping? [more inside]
Car camping on the California coast with sciatica? Help us find things to do that won't exacerbate the pain. [more inside]
I live in DC and have just had a great weekend away, camping down near Virginia Beach. Now I want to plan another couple of camping weekends this summer but I'm not keen on the cost of renting a car to do so. Does anyone know of any campgrounds in DC/Virginia/Maryland that are accessible from DC via public transport?
Can we use charcoal for cooking in a campsite fire ring? [more inside]
I've been procrastinating about finalizing my travel plans and now find the weekend looming and nothing planned. I've got Friday afternoon to Tuesday evening to start in Eugene (mid-state) to get anywhere in a 200 mile radius to have some fun. I love to mountain bike, be outdoors and get in the water. All else is optional. Not into campgrounds or crowds. The 4th is obviously a big weekend to travel. There's a lot to do here. What are some favorite places to get away and see some beauty away from it all. [more inside]
organization VS random chaos...help me decide! [more inside]