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Cobb Premier Grill – A Campers Review

I absolutely love grilling. I'm not saying that I'm any good at grilling, just that I love it :). I love to grab a home brewed beer, get outside (while camping or at home), relax and hopefully cook some good meat. When I say I am not that good at grilling, I mean I'm downright bad. I have learned...

Recycled Newspaper Campfire Logs

Do you get tons of newspapers, newspaper ads and other papers to your home? A great way to recycle these papers and have some fun at the same time is to turn them into Recycled Newspaper Campfire Logs. These logs will burn nearly as long as a regular wood log, they are easy to make and are a great...

The Review is in – Baker Park Campground

Memorial Day Weekend at it's best! Baker Park campground was full and I must say we were placed in the right loop of camp sites. We took many walks around the trails and the whole campground. Hot Showers & Clean Restrooms Baker Park is huge, you can choose from 205 sites, including 103 with electricity, but none with the option of...

Fun Family Camping Games: Disc Golf

I have been enjoying disc golf for about 3 years now, ever since I was talking with a few friends and realized that a handful of us all enjoyed playing. I usually get out about once a week to play with a friend or two over lunch or on a nice weekend afternoon. Everyone in my family...

Camping Close to Home – Baker Park

With a last minute change in plans we were surprised to find a campground close to home. Considering it is Memorial Weekend we were lucky to find a campground site anywhere in the state of Minnesota!   Baker Park is located in Medina, MN. It is apart of the Three Rivers Park District. The Three Rivers Park District is a natural...

Cool New Camping Gear For 2013

If you happened to be watching the WCCO morning news this morning you may have seen Kelly and I talking about some great camping products for you and your family this Summer. Here you can find a complete list of the cool gear as well as links to where you can find it and links to our reviews of...

William O’Brien State Park – Review

I am a huge fan of MN State Parks. I love being able to go exploring in an area that has been preserved and maintained to it's natural resources. I chose William O'Brien State Park for our first camping trip because of it's convenient location to the Twin Cities (an hour away from Minneapolis) and also...

Hamburger Tin Foil Meal on the Campfire

Hamburger Tinfoil Camping Recipe
One of the many pleasures of camping is having a meal cooked over your campfire. I am usually busy making sure the little kids are active away from the flames, so this meal is perfect to set up for the rest of the family to put it all together on their own. What you will need to make a simple...

The Maiden Voyage: William O’Brien Along The St. Croix

It is finally here, our Maiden Camping Voyage! Our first family camping adventure with all 5 kids in our new camper from Coates RV. Kelly has been planning this out for months, but with the prolonged Winter we had in Minnesota this year we had to cancel our first few camping trips. But this weekend is beautiful and the...

Poison Ivy: What Does It Look Like & FAQ

Identifying and Treating Poison Ivy
My family and I are actually out camping at William O'Brien state campground on the St. Croix River this weekend. The weather is fantastic (in the high 60's) and the kids are ready to go exploring. One big question that came up as soon as we got here was "What does Poison Ivy look like?" from one of my daughters. I...