Living outdoors, whether it is in a rough lean-to, a tent, or a Winnebago with all the comforts of home, camping is a favorite pastime for many. Spend some time in our Camping category to learn all the joys of living in harmony with nature.

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Entertainment & Arts

What are some good dares for four teenage boys going camping?

Drink 4 big glasses of water, and don't go to the bathroom for 4 hours. Let the strongest person there give you whatever kind of wedgie, for as long as they want, as hard as they want it. Finally be put in a hanging wedgie till you pee your pants. Stay in the wedgie for the rest of the time.

Cooking Equipment

Where can you purchase Coleman fluid?

Lots of places sell Coleman fluid. Check your local stores such as Walmart, WinCo, Target, etc.

Politics and Government

What do you do at church camp?

Activities vary depending on the specific camp. Generally, you participate in outdoor and/or religion-based games and activities. Singing is a common activity. You would also likely have discussion about your religion, and spend time praying.

Boy Scouts

What is a Boy Scout leader called?

The Scoutmaster is in charge of the troop program and will have assistant Scoutmasters.

The troop committee chairman leads the troop committee which deals with administrative duties.

The main youth leadership positions within a scout troop are: Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader.


How do you fold down a pop-up tent?

I recently bought a popup canopy tent from They have instructions on their website and also this useful video on YouTube.

Hope this helps!


What is the value of a Western Field tent trailer built in the 40's or 50's?

I bought my 1969 western field tent trailer for $50.00


How do you pinch a tent?

make sure the owners arent looking and steal it, make sure to leave no clues behind

Western Field Firearms

Who made the Wards Western Field Model 38?

I have one of the Western Field 38 and after some searching on the internet I found a sight with OLD mossberg catalogs on it. it looks like mine is a Mossberg Model 35 with No.3 Peep Sight and and the mulit post ramp sight. I think the No.3 peep was a lower cost option than the micro-click. Mossberg did in fact make that rifle for Montgomery Wards.


Is the inside of the Greatland 7-8 Person Cabin Dome Tent - Blue 14 x 15 or does that include the screen room?

I just bought this tent. The interior size is 10x14 with a 5x14 front screened porch. The overall size is 14x15.

Outdoor Activities

Is there a nudist resort in Oklahoma that allows single young men?

Try the American Association for Nude Recreation. They have a very good site.


How do you put together a camp mate tent with metal poles?

I am dealing with a campmate two-room tent so I might have hit on what will work for you. I had no instructions with this used package. Lay all the parts out and set together into four groups. Put the sides together and then the center. The base for the center legs are different with the key style adjusters. You should have four curved parts for the side walls and two for the center poles. Put the groups together on the ground as much as you can and then tape them securely. Make sure you have help if you can because the sides seem to stay up with strings from the roof, on each side. The skinniest poles are for the awning if you have one on yours. Be patient your first time with this tent so thetre is no pressure to get it done. That way you will learn it and recall how to do it next time. Write some instructions for yourself and then post them for yous and mes everywhere. It;ll cotton candy and lollipops for sure, after that! Kidding. Cheers. Good luck.


How do you firm up old camper cushions?

If they are made of foam inside, they cannot be firmed up. Foam has a limited life expectancy, and it loses its elasticity after several years. Decay happens faster if they are exposed to extreme heat. You may need to get new inserts for them. Call a camper store that sells campers and RVs and ask them. Start with the manufacturer of your camper if you can reach them.

North Carolina

What is the best place to camp in North Carolina?

Lucky you. I supervise the camping category and live in North Carolina.

It really depends on what type of camping you like, what type of outdoors you like and what you do while you camp.

North Carolina offers a very wide range of camping adventures. There are many commercial campgrounds throughout the state. At the beach on the Outer Banks there is a KOA and other resort type of campgrounds. There are also Campgrounds within the Cape Hatteras State Park that have sites with and without electric and water. You have the beautiful Atlantic ocean to play in and the Pamlico and other Sounds (very large bodies of water) to swim, fish, kayak, etc in. At the beach you had better like sand because it gets in everything. There are also mosquitoes there from spring to early winter that are vicious. If there is a good breeze then they won't bother you. There is no shade available at the campgrounds due to limited amount of trees. It is a giant sandbar. The northern beaches are very tourist oriented and crowded with houses but from Nags Head south it is 99 percent National Seashore, with a few villages scattered in.

In the middle part of the state there are many large reservoirs that have wonderful camping on them. Many of the campgrounds are owned by the Corps of Engineers who maintain the lakes and these are great. Lots of trees and trails and boating and fishing. Lake Jordan SW of Raleigh, Lake Kerr and Lake Gaston near Virginia and many others are available. The NC State Parks maintains many of the campgrounds on the lakes and throughout the state. These are all great places. Very well maintained and safe.

My favorite area to camp is in the mountains. There are many state parks scattered throughout the Blue Ridge Parkway area. Rivers, streams, hiking, fishing, etc.

North Carolina has a very diverse terrain ranging from the ocean to the highest point on the east coast. (Mount Mitchell) Lots of skiing in the winter and white water rafting in the summer.

It really depends on your level of camping. Tent vs motorhome, under the stars vs camper.

Have fun.

Emergency Preparedness
Survival Tips

How do you use nokia 5800 flashlight as torch?

e.g. with PhoneTorch app, which is a useful app to to use the LEDs in the phone like a torch (flashlight).

Chevy Silverado
Chevy S-10

Can you put an 8ft truck camper on a Chevy s10 truck?


Home & Garden
Miscellaneous Vehicles

How much does a 40 pound propane tank weigh empty or full?

Smaller propane tanks such as a 40# tank refer to the amount of propane it will hold. A 20# tank holds 20#'s a 40# tank hold 40#'s ect. The empty weight of the tank is located on the collar and is marked as T.W (tare weight). You can add 40 to that number and that is the tanks full weight. If you need to know how much propane is in the tank take the total current weight of the tank subtract the empty weight (T.W) from that and divided that number by 4.125 which is the weight per gallon of propane.

Manners and Etiquette

What does trail etiquette mean?

Trail Etiquette is for hikers , skiers , campers, etc. You pack out what you pack in. This means you leave no garbage behind, and try to leave your picnic spot or campsite as untouched-looking as possible. If you have a camp fire , make sure it's out. Twice.Do not disturb the animals if at all possible. Never , ever feed them. Hand-fed bears lose their fear of humans and become dangerous. Hand-feeding other animals makes them less wary of humans and easier to hunt.Lastly, render aid to anyone in need .

Mountain and Rock Climbing

What to bring to pine cove camp?

It would helpful to know what grade level but here goes. I went to pine cove last year( ranch ) and am going back this year ( timbers ). There should be a packing list on the website. You should bring about 6 sets of clothes LOTS of socks bug spray. It is nice to have a care package with beef jerky in it from a parent or friend. Swim shorts. THEME NIGHTS be sure to bring something for most nights it is just not as fun if you don't And yes most people DO dress up. Also make sure to bring a nicer set of clothes for the last night. Most girls bring dresses. Most guys bring a polo or button up shirt with jeans. I made the mistake of only bringing T-shirts. Here is a simple hygiene list: deoderent shampoo body wash tooth paste tooth brush. Make sure to bring a couple towels maybe more but not to big. sandals are nice for flush and brush but closed toe shoes are required at all other times! If you have any medication be sure to take it to the nurse. Bring a couple pairs of jeans or more if you got them. A couple pairs of shorts. PILLOW AND SHEETS lol don't forget them! obviously underwear. Sorry this is such a poor and unorganized list. I hope it helps. HAPPY CAMPING PINE COVE IS A BLAST!!!!


What are wellie sticks?

wellie sticks are pegs used to hang your wellies upside down on the outside of a tent so when you are camping you don't have to bring your dirty shoes inside and if it rains they don't fill up with water :) hope that helps. xxx

Care of Fish

How do you clean a camper van water tank?

You take it off the camper empty out the water in it and take a scruber and just clean it out :)


I'd caution against using a scrubber, or anything abrasive. Rinsing with a solution of bicarbonate of soda (baking powder) is an old trick for cleaning the interior of things like fridges and water-tanks. After rinsing it out, if possible leave it somewhere warm to dry out completely before storing it with the filler loose so it can air without spiders etc moving in.


What is the best Coleman lantern?

There isn't really a best per-say, but different kinds of Coleman Lanterns favor different situations. They are all good lanterns, I wrote a review about some of these on my HUB, you can go check it out.

Hobbies & Collectibles
Miscellaneous Vehicles

What is the value of a Nimrod tent trailer built in 1969?

We purchased a Nimrod tent trailer which we think had been built in the 1950's in ~1980 and paid $150 for it. We still have the trailer, which, not surprisingly, has needed several repairs over the years (e.g., reinforce a partially rusted bottom; replace U-shaped bolt holding the axle on; etc. So many times we came close to losing the trailer due to these structural weaknesses along the way, but we always managed to get it back home to be able to repair it). We've replace the stop lights and unfortuantely, pained over the original tan color (we decorated with "sea water" patterns about 15 years ago, so that it could be the base of a float in a Fourth of July parade--it needed a paint job anyway. Original canvas is still intact, but we had to replace all of the screen windows. I think we got our $150 worth out of it! Our children are grown now and don't show much interest in camping, so we may sell it one of these days. When we go camping now, all we need is our large pop-up back-packing tent, which was our older kids' "bedroom" when we had the Nimrod tent to ourselves and "the baby." BTW, our Nimrod went as far west as Glacier NP, as far east as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and as far south as Knoxville. Given that many prices have gone up at least 10-fold since 1980, I imagine our trailer is worth MORE than the $150 we paid for it. My guess is that you could sell your trailer for something between $150 and $1,000, depending on the condition. If I were to try to price my trailer, I would probably look at what small hard-sided pop-up trailers sell for, and price mine at about half that price. On the other hand it IS a classic...


What sleeping bag is the best for below zero weather?

If you are going to be staying outside in weather that is below zero, then finding a well insulated sleeping bag will be important. Try finding a sleeping bag that is not made from cotton.


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