4 Reasons to Take the Bikes and Make Your Camping Trip Extra Special

It might seem obvious that camping and cycling go hand in hand, but for many of us city-dwellers, the family bikes might be covered in dust at the back of a messy shed and it will take half an hour of heavy lifting to dig them out. That’s if they exist at all! Not only that, but fitting a bike rack to the back of a car can seem like an even more momentous challenge to those who aren’t used to doing it. You might have decided it’s not worth the effort, but the chances are the trip will be a much more positive experience if you go to the effort of bringing some bikes for you and your family to enjoy. Here are 4 simple reasons why it’s worth all the extra effort.
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How to Enjoy and Preserve Nature When Camping

Camping is not only a wonderful opportunity to get the entire family together, it gives you the chance to communicate with nature. The entire experience is about enjoying the Great Outdoors, seeing the stunning stars in a beautifully clear sky, hearing the birds sing and marvelling at animals in their natural habitat. However, it is far too easy to pack in a hurry and bring a host of disposable items. They may be convenient for you, but are hazardous to the environment. If you’re camping this summer, please continue reading for some quick tips on protecting nature.
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A Guide to Camping in the Summer Heat

In South East Queensland we are usually lucky enough to receive very nice weather, with warm and pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine throughout the year. However, if you are planning on going camping in the summer months, there is always the chance that a heatwave will push the temperatures above and beyond warm and pleasant. Here is a quick guide which will help you survive, and maybe even thrive, while camping in these conditions. If you make the right choices then a camping trip is one of the best things to be doing when the temperature becomes almost unbearably hot.
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5 Fantastic Family Camping Activities

Family camping trips always go better when you plan ahead! Although the stunning natural settings throughout Queensland offer your kids seemingly limitless opportunities to observe and explore, you need to have a few fun activities up your sleeve. Remember, children get bored easily and usually operate on full throttle from the moment they rise to the second they go to sleep. Below, we provide you with 5 great activities to ensure your family camping trip is a resounding success.
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Camping – There is no Better Place for Family Bonding

In most households, you mention the word “camping” and it is met with squeals of delight. Or so you hope! In today’s techno crazy world, what better way to spend some unplugged family time than to go camping? That’s all very well, until you get there. Let’s take a look at how the whole family can stay entertained whilst having fun. The B word is not an option!
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How to Decide What to Pack For a Camping Trip

When you go on any sort of holiday, you need to take the right stuff with you. This is even more essential if you are going on a camping trip. Most camping, even if you are staying in a chalet, a motorhome, or a caravan, involves doing almost everything for yourself. This article will give you some quick tips on how to decide what to bring and what not to bring.
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How Do I Choose a Sleeping Bag?

If you are getting yourself geared up for a camping trip, whether you’re taking your family out into the wilderness or choosing to stay at one of Australia’s great outdoor parks, there are a few things you are going to need and some you don’t really need but would be nice to take with you. How much you take all depends on the type of camping you are going to do. If you are walking, you’re going to have to stick to the necessities. But if you go by car and stay in the one location, your decision about what to take gets a lot less complicated. The first thing you need to buy is the roof over your head, in this case your tent. Once you have chosen your tent, the next most important and necessary piece of kit is your sleeping bag. That’s what we’re going to concentrate on in this article.
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The Freedom Of Cycle Camping – How To Choose Your Most Important Gear

Camping always gives you a sense of freedom. You are able to pick up your tent whenever you like and move on to a new spot. You can choose where you want to camp, either one of the great camping spots in the wild or the more relaxed and more equipped situation of a camping site. To add that bit extra freedom to your camping holiday, why not try a camp holiday along with your bicycle?
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What To Expect From A Camping Site

One of the things that the modern family often miss out on is really getting together and being together. We all live in the same house, we meet up at the dinner table (if we’re lucky) and we take our holidays together, but there is always some distraction. Something is always going on in the background that stops us from actually being together and enjoying each others company. Usually those distractions are TVs, phones, iPods or iPads, games consoles or some other electrically powered gadget.
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Some Great Camping Activities For Kids

kids_camping.jpgWhere would you rather take your kids on their holidays: to a fun park which costs the earth and where there is no real food around for miles, or to the great outdoors where all the family can be together with relatively little cost? We live in a world where instant gratification seems to be what everyone wants. I believe that this kind of lifestyle is started off when we are young. We need to bring our children up with an appreciation for the slower things in life, for Mother Nature in all her wonderful glory and for making their own fun without spending money. Camping is an ideal family holiday and here are some great ideas for family activities to keep your kids entertained.
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How To Choose A Light Camping Bed

When you are camping, it’s all about being in the great outdoors and being as close to nature as you can be without actually sleeping in the open air. The tent provides you with some protection against the elements, any bugs that might try to take a bite out of you and as a separation from your other camp mates as you bunk down for the night. When you go to sleep, you need to keep warm and comfortable. Your sleeping bag fulfills some of these criteria and your bed the others. What type of bed should you get that is easy to carry, yet comfortable enough to give you a good nights rest? That’s what we’re going to talk about with this article.
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High Activity Fun Games For Warm Camping Afternoons

Let’s set the scene. You’re into the second or third day of camping. You’ve been exploring the local area, taking in the fresh air and enjoying the experience and novelty of sleeping out of doors. Now the kids are starting to get a bit bored. It happens. We love to get out in the open, to get the kids away from the TV and the video games, but unfortunately the video games are probably what your kids are starting to dream about, especially if you’ve even banned, or heavily restricted, the hand held consoles. It’s time to get back to the basics, to what it’s all about, having fun and adventure. What better way to have fun and adventure and laughter and magic than playing some high activity family games. Here are three you might like.
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Enjoying Camping With A Disability

If you suffer with a disability, you could be forgiven for thinking that going camping might be something that you might have to live without. However, with a bit of thinking and planning, camping can actually be something that you can enjoy just as much as anyone else. Camping is a cost effective holiday option that can be enjoyed by all, as you sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful nature that our planet provides us.
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Four Great Campsite Stick Foods To Go With The Marshmallows

camp fireIf you have ever been camping, you would surely have sat around the campfire with a marshmallow on a stick, slowly heating it before eating it and savouring the combination of grilled and sweet taste. These are the moments that define camping, sitting under the stars with close friends and family all around the fire, sharing stories whilst having a nibble on some campfire cooked food. However, have you ever wondered what other foods there are that you could cook in this way?
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3 Of The Best Camp Fire Games

camp fireCamping is one of the best holidays you can take yourself on. It’s even better to do it with others. The sense of adventure you get from sleeping underneath the stars in unparalleled. If you haven’t done it, you’re missing out on a real treat. Now, you can head off into the wild blue yonder if the fancy takes you, or you can opt for a little bit more creature comfort, like running water and a toilet and shower that you can use, if you stay in a nice campsite. And there are plenty of nice ones.
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Security Tips For Women Camping Alone

For many people, the thought of a woman going on a camping trip all by herself will seem borderline crazy. Yet you would be surprised at just how many women love nothing more than getting away from it all (and everyone) to spend some quality time alone with nature. Usually, it takes good levels of common sense, equally good instincts and a good amount of adaptability to be able to go camping alone as a woman. Although there are obvious risks involved, there are plenty of things a woman can do to ensure that it is much safer when camping alone.
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Getting Kids Used To Camping

kids_camping.jpgCamping is great fun for all members of the family, but it is especially fun for the younger members. It’s also the opportunity for the adults to have a bit of time away from the kids, all be it a few feet away, by getting the kids a tent of their own. Not only will you be giving yourself some well deserved breathing space, you are also providing your children with a rare opportunity to have their first independent experience.
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Tips To Enjoy Camping For The First Time

Whenever we pick up a new activity, we will always have to start as beginners and learn as we go through experience. We have to struggle through the first few times we do them before we can finally label ourselves as competent and camping is certainly no different. The whole process of camping is a learning process like anything else. We learn when we do things right and we also learn when we do things wrong. To give you a little bit of a head start however, we have put together five tips that can help when you go camping.
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The Basics For Your Camping Holiday

So you are thinking about heading out into the wide blue yonder, your home on your back, without a care in the world. Or you might be thinking more along the lines of forgetting about the whole ‘home on the back’ thing. Your idea about camping might be to bundle your partner and kids into the car, open the boot and throw in the tent, cooker and barbie, beds, chairs, mini-fridge, portable TV and satellite dish, and enough food and drink to feed a small army. Whatever your idea for the ideal camping holiday, there’s only so much you are going to be able to take with you. It is essential not to forget the essentials though, so below are the basic things you are going to need.
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Camping Trips For Couples

Camping is always ramped up to be a type of holiday best enjoyed by the family. Campsites are generally set up with families in mind, offering lots in the way of general amenities to keep the kids happy and occupied at the same time. I’m here to tell you that the perfect couple’s getaway can be had under canvas. Let’s set the scene: the open fire, the wood crackling and smouldering, the smell of the wood smoke. You’ve selected a nice quiet spot and have everything you need, now it’s time to settle into a night where you only have eyes for each other.
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Back To Nature: 3 Reasons To Go Camping

camping.jpgCamping can be great fun, especially during the Spring and Summer seasons. It can be the easiest and best way to leave your daily life behind for a few days and get back to nature. It truly allows you to experience the outdoors, fresh air, cut grass, pine trees – things usually taken for granted. Whether you have wanderlust or are just looking to kick up your heels, here are some reasons why camping never gets old.
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Camping And Hiking Food Safety

Camping and hiking are two of the most popular outdoor activities for Aussies. With so many of us stuck inside for most of our working lives, we like nothing better than getting out into the fresh air, working up and appetite, and reviving the body, mind, and spirit that we can only get from the great outdoors. Luckily, if we get the outdoor urge, we can pack up the car and head out on our adventure at almost any time of the year.
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Kick Back Camping That Offers Dog Friendly Facilities

Looking for some head space? Need some time to kick back and remember who you really are? If you’re a dog owner who often feels tied to home because of the headaches that kennels and dog sitters (bless them) create, we may be able to offer a solution. Located in South East Queensland, bordering the Mount Mee State Forest, Neurum Creek camp grounds are less than 75 miles from Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and offer a wealth of opportunities for some rest and relaxation. Not only that, you can bring the dog with you! Imagine miles of unspoiled walking and mountain bike terrain, not to mention our creek which offers numerous opportunities for swimming, canoeing and chilling out. The owners Simon and Tracey are always on site to provide you with a map of the area as well as all the latest news about what is going on in the area, so you’ll never be stuck for choices.
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