I write a camping blog because I love camping. I love it! It stands to reason, then, that I would love anything related to camping—including other camping blogs. There are tons of them out there, but it’s hard to distinguish between blogs that just want you to come to their site to buy products, blogs that are defunct, and blogs that actually have something concrete to say or teach.
Below are ten really good blogs about camping that I frequent. You might notice a conspicuous absence of hiking blogs. That will be an upcoming post. For now—blogs that focus on the camping experience:
50 Campfires is an online camping magazine. There is a good reason it has, as its tagline, “The Camping Authority”. This extremely interesting website has everything—camping tips, recipes, gear reviews and more. It focuses on camping throughout the U.S. and really should be checked out. Great resources.
This great little blog has wonderful information especially for RVers. Their tagline is “It’s the journey, not the destination”, and boy do they deliver. You learn about money management, different travel spots throughout the U.S., insights into the RV life. Extremely readable, this blog will inspire you and help you live a mobile life. Follow them on Twitter: @RoamingSmiles .
Sue’s website has been around for a while, but this year she’s kicked it into high gear with her posts. Focusing on water adventure (canoeing/fishing) and the camping experiences that result, her subjects range from how to pack a food barrel to quinzee building (a pretty entertaining hands-on experience; once I finished reading it I wanted winter to be here so I could try it!). On Twitter, you can follow this blog at @sue_squared .
What a great idea for a blog! Camping For Women is a global resource guide for women who love to camp. It addresses issues unique to a woman’s camping experience, from tips and trends to tricky things like camping alone, kids and hygiene when camping. Bookmark this page, I’m telling you.
In a spirit of fairness (and also because it’s a great blog), we bring you the opposite side of the gender experience with Man Camping. I love its tagline—“Paddle far, push your limits, bring booze”. They deal with “The lost art of trekking through the wilderness like a man!”—Trust me, women will love this site as well.
This blog is on a mission to encourage people to live in the moment and enjoy nature. Their site is loaded, I mean loaded, with recipes and cooking techniques you can use when camping. They also have reviews and tips for tent and RV camping, and kid-oriented activities for families.
Not many people in North America know of Snowy’s Blog, and they should. It’s a popular camping store in Australia, and the blog is loaded with over 300 articles of first-hand advice, ideas and reviews from the staff for hiking, camping and travel adventures. I tried to stay away from businesses that have blogs. I realize that you can find them without help. But this one bears looking into—it’s advice from personal experience.
The Outdoor Adventure is here because, in addition to being experience- and information-heavy, the blog is also located in British Columbia, a personal favorite camping land of mine (okay, okay—because I live here. But it’s really camping-oriented!) This family believes in getting out and adventuring, whether on a tight budget, have kids, or limited time. They focus on travelling light and on the experience.
What a great blog this is! It has a lot of info, well organized, for the camping family. How-to posts, recipes, gear and more, this blog is great for camping in the U.S. in state parks, national parks, and camp grounds. They even give you a free ebook for subscribing! (Yes, yes, I know; my freebie is coming, and I’ll send it to all my current subscribers as well so no one misses out.)
No proper camping blog list would be complete without this very professional and info-rich website. Its emphasis is on getting outdoors and having (or increasing) an active outdoor lifestyle. It’s loaded with news, reviews, festival and family camping, competitions and places you can stay in the U.K. So worth checking out!
Do You Have An Informative Camping Blog?
If so, just drop me a line and let me know—I give you a visit and leave a comment, and add you to this list! If you have a favorite camping blog I’ve missed, drop a line as well. When it comes to camping, you can’t have too many resources for getting outside and enjoying yourself in a tent!