Green Your Vacation – Go Camping!

An active campfire should always have an adult in attendance. We have always enjoyed camping,  long before being green was so important to us, we went on an annual camping trip with friends.  In fact, some of my oldest friends date back to high school when I belonged to an Explorer Post that went camping […]

Greening Your Camping – Getting Started

Camping is a low impact and low cost way to vacation either by yourself or with your friends and family.   We find that it is a good way to spend several days of quality time with friends that is not horribly expensive. There are a lot of green websites that talk about how to go […]

Natural Mosquito Bite Relief – What Works and What Doesn’t Work

During our camping trip last summer I got an excessive number of mosquito bites on my legs, upwards of 25 on each leg. The main thing I learned from that was that it’s important to use a reasonable amount of bug spray, especially when it’s hot out and you’re wearing shorts. Around here we have […]

Greening your Camping – Reusable Utensils

Camping is one of those times when you commune with nature, so why would you be less environmentally conscious when camping than at home?  Unfortunately, a number of people use disposable plasticware while camping and then throw it away or worse, burn it in the fire.  People argue about the health implications of using plastic […]

Greening your Camping – Cloth Diapers

We just got back from our annual Memorial Day camping trip with friends. We’ve been camping together since before any of us had kids and now some families are up to three kids. To us camping is about going out into nature and appreciating the beauty and wonder and at the same time hanging out […]