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Collapsible Water Bottles from Hydrapak: A Backpacking/Hiking Solution?
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Hikers and backpackers of our world are always looking for ways to save space and shave ounces from their gear.  Not only that, but we have generally become much more focused on purchasing and possessing items that will provide the same quality in a simple, smaller,...
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Outdoor Retailer: "Super-Charged" Solar Phone Cases from Secur
posted Aug 11, 2014 by AJ Heil
Technology of the future? It sure seems that way at Outdoor Retailer 2014! Secur has a new line of solar-integrated battery cases for smartphones in development--and they aren't afraid to show it! This new technology allows smartphone users to charge their devices anywhere using advanced photovoltaic cells built...
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Outdoor Retailer: Get Your Gear Fix On! (Day 2)
posted Aug 8, 2014 by AJ Heil
Every year, the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market attracts thousands of exhibitors, vendors, buyers, and industry representatives to Salt Lake City for four full days of intense tradeshow interactions. The Summer OR is a place where new brands are often launched, incredible progress is made for existing...
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Tripleblaze Contest Winners: June and July
posted Aug 8, 2014 by Jeff Barber
Man, the summer is flying by! It's going by so fast, in fact, that we forgot to announce our top photo and review contributors for the month of June: Melissa Peacock and James Tracy. And it's also time to announce our July winners: James Tracy and...
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cave Mountain Lake Family Camp
The peak season is April 1st to October 31st.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Belle Isle State Park
$8 a hour.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Blackstone River Valley National Heritag
No.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Lake Murray State Park & Lodge
Yes, they have tent sites.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cave Run Lake
http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5294940.pdf
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Veterans Lake Pavilion
I think they only have picnic areas and RV sites but you can call them at (580)622-7234 and check.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Santa Rosa Dam And Lake
The following are when the campgrounds are closed for the season: Rocky Point Loop "B" Campground October 1 - April...
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Boundary Dam
There are no fees. It's free.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Amicalola Falls State Park and Lodge
They have two and three bedrooms.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Gerber Dam and Reservoir
I haven't heard of any wild horse campground near Gerber Dam and Reservoir. You can call them at 541-947-2177.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Camp Diclair
They do allow dogs.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Findley State Park
http://www.ohio.reserveworld.com/SearchCriteria.aspx
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge
I'm not sure, but you can call them at 770-975-0055.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Red Top Mountain State Park and Lodge
$28 and up.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Cedarville State Forest
There is a car entrance fee of $3/vehicle; $5/vehicle out-of-state residents. Otherwise the campsites are $23 per night per campsite....
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Marie Tilden added a review of Seattle / Tacoma Koa

wprst ever! spaces so close together that RV's can't put up their awnings. I could hardly open my camper door...
17 hours ago
 

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CBB answered a question about Boone Lake
At Lakeshore RV park on Boone Lake they have camping for $50 a night. http://tennesseelakeinfo.com/boone/lakeshorervpark.shtml
19 hours ago
 
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park
Yes, they offer tent camping.
18 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Mccormicks Creek
Sunday through Wednesday $19, Thursday-Saturday $26 and $29 on holiday weekends.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Jordanelle State Park
Not sure, you can call them at (435)649-9540.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Jordanelle State Park
Not sure, you can call them at (435)649-9540.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Jordanelle State Park
No. Only cancellation fees.
17 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Florida Caverns
Yes, Marianna, FL, close to Hwy 10. It's about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Destin, FL.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park
I don't think there are any discounts for Seniors since they book through reserveamerica.com. You can call them at (425)388-6600....
17 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Adeline Jay Geo-karis Illinois Beach State Park
I think they have tent only sites. You can call them at 847-662-4811.
18 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ossineke State Forest Campground
Small trailers are ok. Not sure if yours is classified as small or not.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Ossineke State Forest Campground
No.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Bay View
Yes.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Algonac State Park
No.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Camp Diclair
Yes.
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Camp Diclair
Yes
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Millers Ferry Campground
$18.00-$20.00, there is a $9 fee to for booking online here: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/millers-ferry-campground/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=71157
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Squire Creek County Park
There are 33 campsites. Yes, you need to make a reservation, you can do it here: http://www.reserveamerica.com/camping/squire-creek-county-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=SNOH&parkId=470032
18 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Birch Cove
You can call them at 705-738-3478. I'm not sure if you can use your golden age passport here because I...
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Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Elk Neck State Park
Tent Only $11.75-$31.75 Standard $11.75-$38.49 Shelters $11.75-$125.00 Mini Cabins $11.75-$57.49 Group Camp $11.75-$31.75 There's also a $4.50 fee per night for booking your reservation.
19 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Hermit Island Campground
http://www.hermitisland.com/map.html
19 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Hermit Island Campground
Sunday - Thursday Friday - Saturday Ocean Prime $57.00 $60.00 Prime $51.00 $54.00 Choice $40.00 $43.00 Value $37.00 $40.00 Off-Season $35.00 per night
19 hours ago
 

Greenhorn
CBB answered a question about Boone Lake
At Lakeshore RV park on Boone Lake they have camping for $50 a night.
19 hours ago
 

Car Camper
Wajimaya earned the The Ranger (Buffalo Pass To Mountain View Trail) badge.
Take off your hats and calm your horses. There's a new Ranger in town, and it is I.
1 day ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Lyman Woods

It's a nice trail hidden close to the city. Short walk, and plenty of nature. Unfortunately, it's surrounded by highways,...
1 day ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Works well, but costs too much. I have no complaints about the solar kit. The large panels charge at a reasonable...
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Guide
James Tracy added a review of Therm-A-Rest Camp Seat Self-inflating cushion

It's a good item, a bit pricey for just a glorified seat. Comfy, very much so? It's best used as...
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Guide
James Tracy added a review of jet Boil Flash

It's a great item, but you are paying for the brand name. It will boil water in under 5 minutes,...
1 day ago
 

Guide
James Tracy added a review of Sigg Lifestyle 0.6L Bottle

It's definitely solid, but leaves that metallic taste in the water. $21 is way too much for a bottle like...
1 day ago
 

Greenhorn
April Fl earned the The Ranger (Radnor Lake State Park) badge.
Take off your hats and calm your horses. There's a new Ranger in town, and it is I.
1 day ago
 

Tenderfoot
techwalk added a review of Two Mile Run County Campground

Took the family for a weekend. Great value, clean, relaxing. Pick your own site (first come first serve), get setup,...
2 days ago
 
 

Tenderfoot
techwalk added a review of Mercer / Grove City Koa

I grew up near this campground, and had a permanent site for many year. It has changed hands over the...
2 days ago
 

Tenderfoot
techwalk added Two Mile Run County Campground
The family campground contains 72 secluded campsites. Full hookups are available in twelve sites. Electrical hookups are available in 28...
2 days ago
 

Greenhorn
AisteD asked a question about Mccormicks Creek
how much is an electric tent site per night
2 days ago
 

Greenhorn
Chuck Drube earned the The Ranger (Salmon River State Forest) badge.
Take off your hats and calm your horses. There's a new Ranger in town, and it is I.
2 days ago
 

Tenderfoot
johncobb71 added a review of Petit Jean State Park

Easy short trails along with challenging longer trails...something for every one!
3 days ago
 

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Guest asked a question about Boone Lake
how much for a tent site
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