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History of camping tents

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on History of camping tents

It’s safe to say camping is one of our favorite pastimes here at Sandhills. But what is interesting is how camping came to be a favorite American pastime, rather than just a way of life. Camping tents are a popular form of camping, so here is a little bit of information on the history of camping and how camping tents came to be a popular form of camping. Camping tents were first carbon dated to around 40,000 B.C. with very rudimentary structure designs. The first camping tent was found in Moldova and was originally constructed out of a mammoth hide and bones, which is a considerable process...

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It’s Polar Bear Tank Race time, benefiting the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on It’s Polar Bear Tank Race time, benefiting the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway

Looking for a fun way to celebrate the start of March and the upcoming spring season? Are you getting a little cabin fever and ready to get out for an adventure, no matter the temperature? It’s time, once again, for the annual Polar Bear Tank Races, benefiting the Sandhills Journey Scenic Byway. Tank racing is a staple in the Sandhills and is a popular way to spend the summer, as well as the brave ones who do it in the winter. This unique event is one of the most unique events that take place in the winter months and we’d argue the most fun. This year is the 10th annual Polar Bear Tank...

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Fun outdoor activities and things to do in the winter

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fun outdoor activities and things to do in the winter

Winter has settled its harsh temperatures over the Sandhills. With snowcapped trees, iced over lakes, and the frost covered streets, the evenings have become frigid and the days cool. But even with the snow covering the grass, there are still plenty of outdoor activities to partake in while you are on vacation. With many different things to do in the winter, we wanted to help you out by giving you a few ideas of ways to celebrate the last few months of winter before it gives way to spring. Go snowshoeing or cross-country skiing. This is a great way to take your hike to the next level. Rent...

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Gift ideas for the camping fans

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Gift ideas for the camping fans

Whether you’re buying for Christmas or for a birthday throughout the year, everyone has that hard to buy for person on their list. If you’re a city dweller and have an outdoorsy, camping fiend in your life, the wide world of camping supplies can seem a bit overwhelming. So here are a few gift ideas that are good not only for Christmas, but for any time and any event of the year. Gift giving on a Tuesday was never easier than it is now. Coffee Mugs A good, durable, and well insulated mug are camping fans’ best friend. Whether it’s a Yeti or another brand, a travel mug that is insulated...

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Winter Camping Tips

Posted by on Nov 30, 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Winter Camping Tips

Camping is one of summer’s greatest activities for families to partake in. While summer is the best time to camp due to the warm weather, it doesn’t have to end when the weather starts to turn cold. Winter camping is possible and can be quite enjoyable, if done right. Here are a few winter camping tips to help you not only survive your first winter camping trip, but also enjoy it. Pack the snow It is crucial that you pack the snow as you start to set up camp. Walk around where you’d like to set your camp and as you walk hard, stomp the snow to pack it down. If you do not do this simple...

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