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Traveling Camping

Prepare for a summer oudoors

The summer is not over yet, so what better time to head out with family or friends for a weekend in the great outdoors. Camping at a local campground or state park could be just what you need before school is back in session.

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Traveling Camping

Who can prevent wildfires — You!

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 2010 brought more than 64,000 human-made fires to the wild, burning more than 1.3 million acres of land. To put this into perspective, think about New York City. At 92,781 acres, New York City could have burned 14 times over with that amount of acreage! That's 1.3 million acres that didn't have to burn if the 'you' part of the wildfire equation had followed proper burning protocol.

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Traveling Camping

10 must-haves for summer camping

Though it's tempting to simply drop everything and dive head first into your camping adventure, it's important to carefully plan, pack and prepare before indulging in all that Mother Nature has to offer.

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Traveling Camping

Adventure awaits — Exploring the national parks

Once you're bitten by the travel bug, it's difficult to shake the insatiable desire for adventure.

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