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Camping/Backpacking for all the Family

Updated on November 28, 2014

Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family

Some great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family.

Planning a camping/backpacking trip? Well I must admit I am no expert and have not been camping in such a long long time, but I am seriously considering going back to it, especially as all my friends are going more and more often. With this economical upturn who can blame them?

So, never camped before? don't despair, I am sure you will find this Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family lens useful, I know I am learning more and more each day as I research information/browse the internet and get helpful tips from my camping friends.

So shake all those cobwebs of your camping equipment, browse through this lens, the Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family to find your ideal camping location and lets get trekking!

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Lets Start With Some Camping Humor

Downy Queen Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump - Comfort while Camping or Backpacking!

We all go on camping trips to enjoy our self's, relax and feel the tranquility in the atmosphere, keep that wonderful feeling going even throughout the night as you hop into the sleeping bag that is softly cushioned with this wonderful Downy Queen Airbed that comes with it's own built in electrical pump. Do I have one? You bet I do, I love my comforts and this is certainly no hassle to take along with all your other gear. Believe me you shall enjoy sleeping on this as opposed to that hard ground!

A Mattress Built for Camping!

SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress with ComfortCoil Technology & Internal High Capacity Pump - Queen Size
SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress with ComfortCoil Technology & Internal High Capacity Pump - Queen Size

Outstanding Reviews! One of Amazons best selling mattresses.

i could go on and on about this mattress but I will leave it up to you to see what you think, have a read of the 5 Star reviews, over 1000 positive entries to date.

 
5 stars for SoundAsleep Dream Series Air Mattress

In Search of The Ideal Campsite - Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family

As previously stated, National Parks are one of the best places to go camping, everyone loves National Parks, lots of activities and great fun and enjoyment for all ages. Most National Parks provide great scenic vistas, some have spectacular natural geologic formations, hot springs, caves, and waterfalls. Camping sites are normally provided on National Parks, however, there are some without camp sites, so remember do your research.

As I said in the intro, I like to do some in-depth research to find out what I am getting into and for a great destination why not click on the Yosemite National Park Picture and check out all the wonders for this location and many more. Your Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family lens has all the nice places.

Some Nice Locations to Consider!

Rocky Mountain National Park - Mount Rainier National Park - Joshua Tree National Park - Glacier National Park - Everglades National Park

Intex Raised Downy Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump, Queen, Bed Height 22"
Intex Raised Downy Airbed with Built-in Electric Pump, Queen, Bed Height 22"

You take your seats, tables, sleepingbags and other items so as you can enjoy the comforts of home when out in the wilderness camping, so why not take the bed! Well not your actual bed but one of these airbeds from Intex, No need to count sheep, with the outdoor fresh air and the nice soft comfort of your sleeping bag combined with this airbed you are sure to have a peaceful night wakening up in the early morning rested and ready to explore what lies ahead!

 

Coleman LED Quad Lantern - Shine a Light on your Camping Experience!

Four lights in one! "Sweet" I have been using various lighting over the years when out camping or just sitting on the balcony enjoying the evening breeze, my pile of lights are stocking up a little as I seem to seek the perfect one! Maybe it's just me, being a gadget guy but I have to try things out, especially if they come at a nice price. Apart from that, my complex seems to have power failures at least two or three times a year. This lantern is not that expensive and looking into reviews, comments and feedback from friends who camp a lot more than I do and have one of these, I am liking what I hear! At present I am borrowing one, testing out on the balcony and it's doing a fairly decent job. I separate individual lights and strategically place them around the area and you get a fair result, keeping them all together in one place provides lighting up to approx 20 feet! It's a sweet deal and nice to have one handy, when will I make the purchase, hmmm I guess if or when my friend asks for his to be returned.

Coleman Quad LED Lantern Special Edition Ultra Bright 190 Lumens, Red
Coleman Quad LED Lantern Special Edition Ultra Bright 190 Lumens, Red

Four panels that can be separated, with six white LEDs in each panel, the batteries are rechargeable NiMH and charge when on the base. The lantern needs 8 x D-cell batteries of which do not come with the lamp and each panel can last up to around 1.5 hours after a full charge. A 5 year warranty comes with it.

 

Picking your Tent & Sleeping Bag - Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family

Camping with Amazon

Camping For Dummies
Camping For Dummies

Learn everything you need to know about camping from big details to small details. This extensive guide will teach you what you need and how to be prepared for anything!

 
Camping Made Easy (Made Easy Series)
Camping Made Easy (Made Easy Series)

Camping doesn't have to be difficult. It can be easy and fun. Learn how with this book!

 

Camp Kitchen Advice - Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family

Every camper, hiker, hunter and fisherman should carry a multitool with them every time they venture out into the great outdoors. Carry one in your backpack or tackle box. Some will even fit in a jacket pocket so you'll always have it handy!

Leatherman Multitool

Leatherman - Skeletool Multitool, Stainless Steel
Leatherman - Skeletool Multitool, Stainless Steel

Everyone has heard about Leatherman products, the multitool kits they provide are awesome, I have a few myself and am always singing their praises.

This is a very nice qaulity multitool, it comes in a stainless steel body and a 25 year warranty.

The reviews are great and so is the price, certainly a tool you would like with you on any camping trip, or for any other trip for that matter.

 

Safety at The Camp Fire! - Great Camping and Backpacking ideas for all the Family

A Chair Fit for all Campers!

Here are a couple of terrific chairs that you can take along with you on your next camping and hiking trip! These are easy to transport and will provide you great seating anytime you want and need it!

Camping/Backpacking Poll!

Where is Your Favorite Place for Camping/Backpacking?

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ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief

ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief, Black, Medium
ExOfficio Men's Give-N-Go Boxer Brief, Black, Medium

Made with moisture wicking and breathable material, 94 % nylon and 6 % Lycra, these boxer briefs are ideal for the camper, wash them on the move, they dry in record time and are treated with Aegis Microbe Shield which prevents and controls odor which causes bacteria.

 
Camping's Top Secrets, 3rd: A Lexicon of Camping Tips Only the Experts Know (Falcon Guides Camping)
Camping's Top Secrets, 3rd: A Lexicon of Camping Tips Only the Experts Know (Falcon Guides Camping)

Top secrets revealed to making camping more pleasurable and easy! This book shares great camping tips with you.

 

Traveling Innovations

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Camping on eBay

eBay offers terrific auctions at great prices. Find the items you're interested in purchasing and make a bid. If your bid is the highest, you get to purchase the item. Since this is an auction site, products will change frequently so check back often!

What Say You? - About Camping/Backpacking for all the Family!

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    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      5 years ago from Valencia, California

      @tjustleft: Many thanks for visiting my lens and I am too looking forward to hitting the camping again

    • tjustleft profile image

      tjustleft 

      5 years ago

      Great tips! I am so ready to go camping now :)

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      momsfunny 

      5 years ago

      I like the camping humor at the beginning and end of your lens. Everything one needs for camping can be found here.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: Your welcome and thanks for visit

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @traveller27: Your always welcome, thanks for visits

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @Michey LM: Thank you for your blessing and visit

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @SimSpeaks: Lot of work but great fun

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      SimSpeaks 

      6 years ago

      Wow Didnt know that camping was such a lot of work. Will take the tips from here. Thanks!

    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      you have a great resource lens here. Blessings

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      traveller27 

      6 years ago

      Back for a second visit - nice selection of camping goods.

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      Lovely lens. Wonderful selection! thank for sharing

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    • Mandy Stradley profile image

      Mandy Stradley 

      6 years ago

      Great tips! I would love to go camping more!

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      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      I guess you can tell that I'm pretty much a city girl because the first thing I checked out was the 10 sleeper to see if it came with a bathroom. ;) The whole idea though is improving from the days when I was a teenager and we really roughed it. Now... about that bathroom.

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      mumsgather 

      6 years ago

      Camping would be a really nice bonding time for families. You did a great job with this lens. Love the layout and all.

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      Terrie_Schultz 

      6 years ago

      I love camping, and I used to backpack quite a bit as well. Yosemite, Big Sur, Oregon and Washington, especially the Olympic Peninsula, are some of my favorite places. I also backpacked in New Zealand, which was spectacular.

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      PhotosVac 

      6 years ago

      Lovely lens. Wonderful selection!

    • aksem profile image

      aksem 

      6 years ago

      After reading your article I don't want to work any more. I want to go camping.

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      poutine 

      6 years ago

      Excellent work. Love the layout.

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      getmoreinfo 

      6 years ago

      You did an amazing job with this lens, I really like how you featured the various products, especially the family size tents they are really making them more comfortable these days.

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      Lynne Schroeder 

      6 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      It has been a while since I went camping but loved it when I did

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @oceansky lm: Thank you for blessings ;)

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      Lisa Morris 

      6 years ago

      I love camping with the family. Blessings.

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      RachelDillin 

      6 years ago

      Would you believe I've never been camping? While your lens is fabulous, I don't think I'll go now.

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      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @goo2eyes lm: Owe I remember the Boy Scout days ;) ah such fun

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      mockingbird999 

      6 years ago

      Wow. You thought of everything. When do we head out for the campsite?

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @anonymous: Thank you Tipi, coming from a great Squidooer such as yourself, really appreciated ;)

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      I love camping and hiking trip. Nice selection for equipment and advice.

    • goo2eyes lm profile image

      goo2eyes lm 

      6 years ago

      i love to camp. i remember the girl scout days.

    • Bill Armstrong profile imageAUTHOR

      Bill Armstrong 

      6 years ago from Valencia, California

      @mockingbird999: Actually trying to plan a trip with friends at present :-) Thanks for visiting

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      We love to camp. As long as the tents hold up to the rain. I love the way you began the lens. Great humor.

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      poppy mercer 

      6 years ago from London

      I can't camp without tea tree and citronella essential oils...oh, and lavender. They answer all my first aid and bug problems.

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