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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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Camping preparation for doing some RV camping in the spring

Posted by on Apr 14, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Camping preparation for doing some RV camping in the spring

Preparing for going camping is a spring tradition, and one that can get the excitement bubbling for summertime activities. Going RV camping requires a bit more work to get ready than just tent camping. There are numerous steps that need to be taken to ensure your RV is ready to hit the road for some spring and summer camping. Here are just a few camping preparation suggestions we’d recommend for your RV to guarantee it’s in proper working condition. After Winter Inspection Inspecting your RV after the winter is crucial to make sure it didn’t get damaged since you last used it,...

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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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