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Camping Connection: And On His Farm He Pitched a Tent

By Bill Steiden
Agritourism is a fancy word for an idea that has been around for a long time. The West is dotted with dude ranches, many of them in business for almost a century. They began to spring up…

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Camping Connection: Clean, Cool & Clear – Florida’s Answer to the Summer Heat

By Bill Steiden
Ever since the early European explorers set foot in Florida, people have been coming to its subtropical peninsula in search of treasure. The quest continues, though the goal now is not to find gold and jewels, but…

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Camping Connection: Trees – Older Really is Better

By Bill Steiden
It’s a silly little poem, almost a bit of doggerel. But in its day, it was its creator’s greatest hit, known to millions and even sung by some.
I think that I shall never see/
A poem…

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Camping Connection: The Eastern Canyonlands of the U.S.

By Bill Steiden
Google “canyonlands” and you’ll pop up images straight out of the old “Roadrunner” cartoons – dream visions of impossible chasms, soaring arches and surreal colors. The dry and treeless West strips bare the dramatic geology of…

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Camping Connection: Did You Say Rain?

By Bill Steiden
Most anecdotes about awful camping experiences begin with rainstorms. The wet, the cold, the discomfort; the plans dashed by deluge. But camping in wet weather doesn’t have to be traumatic.
The first rule of the outdoors is…

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