Monthly archive for May 2013

Camping Season Is Upon Us

Camping Tip Of The Day

Pets in Camp

If you want to take your pet(s) with you when you go camping, here are some things to think about. If you are basecamping or backpack camping, can you carry your pet long distances? You might want to leave your pet at home when camping requires hiking. How well can you control your pet? Pets, especially small pets, are considered prey to many wild animals. If you are camping in a formal campground, do they allow pets? What are the rules regarding barking, leashes and staking your pet? Will there be adequate shade for your pet? What about inclement weather? Will your pet be left alone at anytime while camping (bad idea)?For more Camping tips, visit

Of course, it depends on what part of the world you’re in, but for much of the world, it’s the season for camping.

Boy, it seemed as if the cold would never abate.

So, what should you be thinking about now?

If the thought of dragging out your tent and related material brings out the irritation, consider car camping.

When I was younger I could take camping in a tent. Sure, it was annoying to deal with the morning due and frigid temperatures, but young bones adapt.

These days, I just can’t stand the thought of sleeping in a tent. I need to be off the ground. I need to feel more secure. I need to feel about 10 degrees warmer.

So, I decided to start sleeping in my car whenever I went camping. I have a car well suited for this purpose: A wagon. All I need do is open the back and attach a “car tent”. Then I open a window as need be. To keep out bugs, I cover any opening with black meshing net. Then I just lay down blankets and I’m done.

What an improvement! I’m off the ground so I don’t get wet. It’s several degrees warmer in the car. I am safer. I keep the key in the ignition and a planned escape route in case of trouble.

Also, I have a coffee maker that plugs conveniently into my car’s outlet. It’s all ready to go. If I want I can set the timer.

Consider car camping.

Pat Reynolds, Editor


Please click here to provide a comment on the above post.
Pat Reynolds, Sr Editor at Feel free to repost this anywhere with a link to
Home l About Us l Ezine & Blog Updates l FAQ/Contact l Submit A Comment
List Of Sites l Privacy Policy l Site Map l Terms and Conditions

Bookmark and Share This Site
© Copyright 2004 - 2017 Camping Supplies List. All rights reserved. Designed by Brian Gardner.