Top Ten Camping Blogs 2018

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Top Ten Camping Blogs 2018 by campingandhikingideas.com

Camping blogs, websites and online magazines about camping are all welcome to drop a line to us and request a review of their site for next year’s Top Ten Camping Blogs list.  New Next Year For 2019: An honorable mention list as well! We love to promote good camping websites whenever we can, so an honorable mention list was a good way to do it for those of you who didn’t quite make the Top Ten Camping Blogs list, but are still wonderful websites for campers to visit. (You can get an idea of what we look for in a website, blog or online magazine for our Top Ten Camping Blogs list by clicking here.)Send us a link to your site at campingandhikingideas@yahoo.ca.

Our Top Ten Camping Blogs.

#1—50 Campfires

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.

 

#2-sue’s outdoor crew

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 . 

#3—Camping For Women

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.

#4—Man Camping

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. (Especially since they have a “Woman Man Campers Week” where women camper/bloggers speak up. Well done, guys.  Props.)

#5—Camping For Foodies

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. Do NOT check out this site on an empty stomach.

#6—Snowy’s Blog

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.

#7—The Outdoor Adventure

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.

#8—Beyond The Tent

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.)

#9—Camping With Style

No proper Top Ten Camping Blogs 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!

#10—Camps and trails

Camps and trails is a fairly new website, but they are clearly there for the reader.  Reviews and comparisons are helpful and informative, and the site is easy to navigate.  Lots of info for the newbie as well as those who have been camping for awhile. When you check out their website, click on the Facebook or Twitter icon to help them out.  It’s a camper thing to do. You can find them on Twitter at Barry R. @campstrails.

Do You Have An Informative Camping Blog?

If so, just drop me a line and let me know—I’ll give you a visit and leave a comment, and add you to the Top Ten Camping Blogs list! If you have a favorite camping blog I’ve missed, drop a line to let us know. When it comes to camping, you can’t have too many resources for getting outside and enjoying yourself in a tent! (Or a camper. Or a hammock. Or–well, you get my drift.)