Category: Camping

New rules of camping in the West in the time of coronavirus

Jo Manganello is keeping a close eye on the number of reservations at a campground in the San Bernardino Mountains she hopes to visit with her husband and young son. “Right now, it’s less than 50% capacity,” she said.

The 39-year-old from Glendale has a medical condition that puts her at higher risk of getting COVID-19. Though her doctor signed off on the trip, she’s being extra careful. She changed her vacation plans to visit midweek when campgrounds typically are less busy. And she picked a venue where campsites are spaced “farther apart than I am from my neighbors at

An Orientation For New Campers : Life Kit : NPR

A photo of a pile of polaroid pictures depicting different scenes from camping — a red tent in the center of the pile.

Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR

A photo of a pile of polaroid pictures depicting different scenes from camping — a red tent in the center of the pile.

Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR

Behold, my Brazilian dad’s review of the concept of sleeping outside in a tent: “I HATE camping!” This is the house I grew up in, which was fine because as I look back on it, I don’t think I really understood camping was even a thing as a kid.

Now, as a fully formed adult, camping is definitely a thing. It’s a fantastic thing, actually, and I’m glad I’m not alone in my enthusiasm! Especially since COVID-19 has obliterated the entire concept of future plans, camping is one way to

‘It was like a bomb had hit an off-licence’: rise in wild camping hits beauty spots | Environment

Beauty spots and conservation areas are being put at risk by increasing numbers of irresponsible wild campers leaving behind piles of rubbish and lighting fires – with fears growing that the problem could spread as conventional campsites fill up over the summer.

The National Trust, which manages over 780 miles of coastline and 250,000 hectares of mainly open access land in the UK, said that it had seen a huge increase in what it dubbed “fly camping”, where vast quantities of litter and sometimes tents are left behind by illegal campers.

“We are seeing a disposable festival mentality which we’ve

Camping Stories for Kids | Outdoors

Nothing beats a good book and some quality time together.

Whats better than reading your favorite story characters go camping while you’re camping too? Nothing I can think of…. If you are camping with young kids bring along some of these great camping stories for kids to get them enthused about trying the new things that come with camping. Just like their favorite book characters did!

These books will bring a bit of familiarity to the whole camping experience and your kids will be able to relate better to the things around them. It’s fun when you know that “Curious

Want to go camping? Follow these Covid-19 safety tips

“Keep close to Nature’s heart … and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — Scottish-American naturalist John Muir

Camping — one of the earthiest of endeavors — can inspire the most heavenly of thoughts. But in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, it inspires a sobering question as well: Is it safe?

The good news is that relatively speaking, camping is among the safer forms of recreation you can enjoy right now.

Even so, it’s not without risk. But if you know what you’re