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Fall Camping in Nebraska Tips

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Fall Camping in Nebraska Tips

The fun of camping doesn’t have to end after the hot, summer weather is gone for the year. If you enjoy the cool, crisp air of autumn and keeping snug next to a bonfire with a mug of hot chocolate in your hands, fall camping is just the thing for you. With Nebraska typically having mild weather this time of year, an afternoon hike can be enjoyed without getting hot and sweaty as you would in the summer, and a night’s sleep can be had without braving through the well below freezing temperatures of winter. But just like camping in Nebraska during any other time of the year, being prepared...

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Tips for staying cool during the heat of summer

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Tips for staying cool during the heat of summer

As summer progresses on and even moves into fall, the temperature rises. Even some fall temperatures can still reach 90s or better. It is important not to get too hot or dehydrated. Here are some tips to stay cool during summer and early fall. Loose fitting clothing Nothing is worse than wearing a tight shirt on a hot day. Change your wardrobe to some loose clothing. The more flowy the shirt, the cooler you will be. It is also important to stay away from dark colors such as black and brown as they attract the sun. Go for more light colors such as white or pink. Plastic bottles of water in...

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Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Total Solar Eclipse of 2017

In the past 38 years, none of the lower 48 states of the United States have been able to view a total solar eclipse. The last one was in February 1979. On August 21, 2017 a total solar eclipse will be visible from the United States; it is being called the “Great American Eclipse.” A total solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun. During a total solar eclipse, temperatures will drop and the area will become dark. Total solar eclipses aren’t rare, but they are for those who live in the United States. The next eclipse to hit this area won’t be until August 2024. The...

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Camping Hacks for Pets

Posted by on Jun 26, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Camping Hacks for Pets

When the summer months come around, it becomes camping season. Many campgrounds allow guests to have pets, and bringing along a pet is one way to make sure they aren’t lonely when you leave them at home. Here are some camping hacks for pets. Bring an old dog bed Unless you’re okay with cuddling in a small tent with your pet, bring an old bed of theirs. It’s best to make sure it’s old since your pet will probably be getting dirty during your camping trip. Depending on how comfortable you are with the campsite, you can keep the bed outside or you can allow your pet to sleep inside the...

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Camping hacks for all of your camping meals

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Camping hacks for all of your camping meals

Cooking your breakfast, lunch, and dinner over a campfire is one of the many perks of taking a camping trip. Whether you’re camping in a tent or in a cabin or even a hotel room, campfires are an important part of any camping trip, and so is preparing camping meals over a fire. Here are a few camping hacks for any campfire meal or food storage to make your camping trip a little easier. Make a long-lasting candle out of a citrus peel Take the peel of half of an orange, lemon, or grapefruit, and ensure that the center core-like stem is still intact. Pour kitchen oil (vegetable, olive, etc.)...

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