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Tent Camping Versus RV Camping [PHOTOS]

This Memorial Day weekend, Cathy and I both went camping to separate locations.  My family decided to join some friends and go camp in the rustic northwoods.  Cathy and her husband went and parked their RV in a casino parking lot.  Ok, so it's a "campground."    Check out the pictures and the drastic differences, it'll make you smile.

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Jiffy Pop Problem Solved, Thanks Ladies!

We really do have the best listeners!  My family and I are going camping this weekend and I did some last minute shopping last night for supplies.  On my list was jiffy pop, but I wasn't able to find it!  I tried a couple of different places, but no luck.  Then a knock came on the studio door.

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Common Items People Forget to Pack for Camping [VIDEO]

Memorial Day weekend is here and a lot of people are heading out to the campsites.   This year is our first extended weekend camping as a family which has really complicated my usually short list of things to pack for myself.

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Homemade Mosquito Trap Could Help Keep Your Family Comfortable this Memorial Weekend

I've never liked the smell of mosquito repellent like Off or Skin-So-Soft.  I never thought the Citronella candles worked very good and short of fumigating with a canister of insecticide fog like they use to do at the drive-in movie theaters, what's left to try?  DIY Mosquito Trap! 

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Walmart Now Selling Firewood For $3 A Bundle

I don't know why this is so shocking to me, but it is.  I was walking through Walmart in Superior the other day when I came near the sporting goods section and saw an end cap of an aisle with boxes of firewood.  On it, they said 'Premium Natural Firewood.'  $3.00 for .75 cubic feet.  Are people buying this?

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(Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
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Early Morning Fishing On Labor Day

This Labor Day we went camping at a small lake in far Northern MN.  We packed up the truck and the boat and I was looking forward to some time relaxing around the campfire and doing some fishing.

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Don’t Throw Back Your Northerns, Here’s How You Get The Bones Out [VIDEO]

Last weekend I went fishing at a friend's cabin where we always catch northern pike.  From a very young age, I was always told that Northern's weren't good eating fish.  My friend's family showed me the trick into fileting a northern.  It's all about getting those Y Bones out.  It's not that hard!

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Easy Camping Hobo Dinner Recipe

 

This last weekend, a group of friends and our families got together for a weekend at the lake.  We cooked all of our meals over the fire, and one of them was the classic "Hobo Dinner."  I was suprised that several of them

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ken hayes on a good camping trip
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5 Disastrously Bad Camping Experiences

With Memorial Day Weekend upon us a lot of people may be planning to camp.  Learn from my mistakes.  We all have a bad camping experience, at it seems that I have more than most.  Here's the worst of them.

1. Bears!  Bears!  Bears! - 1993 Whiteface campground around 1992-1993.  I don't exactly remember the year, but holy cow what an experience to remember. 

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Photo: Homie Kates
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Family Favorite Pass Time When Camping?

So....there we were....Waseca, MN....campground at night....too hot and buggy outside....bored inside.  What to do?

SKIP-BO....my new guilty pleasure!!!

I think the most fun was laughing, playing and talking with my daughter, Kylee and husband, Homie....and we had a lot to talk about........

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Minnesota Shutdown: Campgrounds Close Up, Campers Pack Up

Some of the best summer memories kids have are currently being impacted by the shutdown.

 
Two little girls wore sad faces this afternoon at the Jay Cooke State Park campground near Duluth.

Little Katie Wigen, 4, and her sister, Kasi, 5, couldn’t figure out why their family had to leave its campsite sooner than they had planned.

All of Minnesota’s 74 state parks and recreation areas were closing as of 4 p.m. because of a budget impasse and an impending state government shutdown.

“Why do we have to go?” Katie, clutching a red stuffed animal, asked Jay Cooke State Park manager Eunice Luedtke.

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