5 Tips on staying clear of wildlife habitats while camping

habitat1Camping is like driving on the road. It’s very important to remember to share. Share the road with bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists. In like manner, share the wilderness with those who live there all the time: wildlife.

Camping out in the wild is a wonderful experience, but responsible camping is very important. Not encroaching of the habitat of the locals critter is a main rule of friendly camping. Spotting the animals while hiking ...

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Don’t fall prey to dehydration

One of the health hazards of camping, especially in the summertime, is lack of water: dehydration. This is an often overlooked yet very serious condition that we all should remain aware of and look out for, both in ourselves and our fellow campers.

Dehydration is a medical condition that occurs when the body does not have the fluids to allow regular functioning. This is caused when the amount of liquid coming out of the body exceeds the amount taken in. If ...

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Camping Games to Pass the Time

games1Here’s some fun ideas for ways to pass the time on the way to, and while, camping. Some of these games are for just a few players, some require larger groups. Have fun!

Auto A-B-C’s: Before arriving at your campsite, a long, sometimes boring ride may be involved. This game provides the kids with a fun way to pass the time and improve spelling and reading skills. In turn, each player must spy an ...

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More Campfire Cooking Tips

campfirecookingtips1What ever tastes better than food cooked over a campfire, and eaten under the stars? This wonderful experience is well worth the extra bit of planning, time, and patience it requires. Here are some tips and tricks for creating treats on the trail:

Ice Chest Advice

  • Get ice in blocks, it stays frozen longer than ice in cubes.
  • All meat should be frozen and brought in the cooler. The meat will last ...
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General Camping Tips

tent campingLooking at the big picture of it, camping is a simple, even minimalist enterprise. Camping can be said to consist of simply getting used to residing outside instead of inside. Despite its apparent simplicity, camping does have several ways and means to make the experience more fun, more efficient and safer.

The centerpiece of the camping endeavor is the tent, or in most of our visitors cases, an RV. If you prefer ...

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Shedding light on the history of the Lighthouse

lighthouseThe Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse is in the top ten of oldest lighthouses in the state of Michigan. The lighthouse continues to be in active service. It has been remotely controlled by the United States Coast Guard since 2003.

In French, “Pointe aux Barques” translates as “Point of Small Boats”. This refers to the very shallow depth of the waters at this point, where only small boats could safely navigate. ...

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Cleaning and Camping First Aid – The Many Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

There are many items that go into assembling a complete first aid kit for camping. We’re going to talk about one item in particular here: hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2. This is a multi-purpose liquid that has many useful applications.h2o21

There are quite a few good purposes for hydrogen peroxide when camping. Here are a few:

In the Kitchen

  • Clean and disinfect flatware and cutting boards. Be sure to rinse off the H2O2 ...
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Songs around the campfire

Singing around the campfire was once a wide-spread, traditional, oft-times mandatory, camping practice. Has this all-American activity gone out of style? Do you still teach and sing songs with your kids and parents when you go camping together? Let us know, and please share any songs you still sing, or remember once singing. Just the title is fine, lyrics and chords, tablature, or full sheet music even better.

While you’re thinking about muscial experiences in the great outdoors, here are some ...

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Campfire Recipes

Here are some fun and simple meals to enjoy during your stay at Huron County Parks, or anywhere else good hearty food is appreciated:

Breakfast Around the Campfire:

campfirerecipes2Egg Michigan:

English muffins toasted on the grill, scrambled eggs, and either bacon or sausage patties. All can be cooked on the same griddle and put together like the breakfast sandwich that the place with the arches sells.

Plastic Bag Omelet (tastes better than it ...

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