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Campgrounds and Sport Grills

October 14th, 2011

By Howard Hicks

Going on a camping trip to an area campground can be a wonderful way to spend a family weekend or vacation. There are a large number of privately owned as well as local, state or federal Government owned campgrounds throughout the country that are available for families to enjoy an outdoor camping adventure.

Camping at one of these facilities usually means setting up in a structured camp site. These camp sites vary in size depending on whether a family is going to be using a tent, a trailer or even a motor home. However all the camp sites whether large or small have the same basic structure. A parking area, a living area, a picnic table and a fire pit. Because of the way most of these campsites are laid out there is a limited amount of extra space for setting up an outdoor kitchen for preparing and cooking meals.

Finding the right outdoor portable stove for cooking such a meal can be very important to the overall success of a camping trip. A large camp stove can be difficult to load and unload and take up extra space needed for other camping gear. Also a large camp stove can be a problem when trying to find a good location to set up an outdoor kitchen. On the other hand a camp stove that is to small makes it difficult to prepare a full course family meal in a reasonable amount of time.

A great fit for this type of camping is the Camp Chef Sport grill MVP. It is portable enough that it doesn’t take up a lot of space in a vehicle leaving plenty of room for other camping gear, it is light, weighing less than 60 lbs., so it can be conveniently loaded and unloaded by one person. It also has versatility because it can be set up on a picnic table or standalone on the foldout legs it comes with, making it a good fit even with a limited amount of space available for an outdoor kitchen and even though it doesn’t take up much space and is relatively light, the Sport Grill MVP has a cooking surface of 375 in. which is more than enough cooking area to cook a full course family meal and has plenty of cooking power with two powerful burners that total 25,000 Btu’s of heat so that meals can be prepared quickly and efficiently.

The Sport Grill looks great too with its sleek red suitcase design, with black handles and trim along with heavy-duty side shelves, tool hoods and stainless steel tops, 2 porcelain coated cast iron grills that make it easy to clean, and grill food flawlessly. To top it off the Sport Grill MVP has a built-in igniter for an easy start every time.

Whether on a weekend outing with the kids or a full-blown vacation. Camping out at a campground facility either private or Government owned can be an awesome experience as long as the campground is clean, maintained properly with up to date facilities and your family is equipped with the Camp Chef Sport Grill MVP. » Read more: Campgrounds and Sport Grills

Reminders When Camping

October 10th, 2011

By Elliot Ross

Camping is an exciting activity that brings a lot of experiences and thrills. This is especially true when it’s done within the wild outdoors because there’s no way of telling what could happen there. Although it’s really fun, camping may also be risky and dangerous. There are many cases where people got lost or even died while camping, but this shouldn’t faze you from pursuing your plans. All you need to do is to be prepared of what you’re about to face whether you know it or not.

Of course it’s very important that you try to learn as much as you can about the place you’re going to. This way, you’ll be sure about the safest spots and the areas you need to be far away from. This will also provide you necessary information such as how or where you can immediately get help. This is very necessary if you plan to camp out in the wilderness. Also, be sure that you’re with a group of people because going alone is more dangerous. When you’re going with your family, be sure to have more adults since kids are more prone to danger.

Prepare all the stuff you’ll be bringing days before the actual trip. The tents, sleeping bags, clothes, water and food supply, are basics so ensure to have these readied first. Next, prepare the flashlights, extra batteries, first aid kit, and goggles. You might also want to bring a nigh-vision device such as the Yukon night vision monocular for ease at nighttime. Just be sure that necessities are packed and add some that you think will be necessary. You may also want to bring a weapon along for security. Just be sure it’s legal for you and the area.

Prior to leaving your home, it’s also best that you inform someone you trust about where you’ll be going and for how long you’ll be staying there. Also leave details on how they can contact you and ask how you can contact them just in case something arises. This way, you can immediately be traced whenever you don’t show up when you’re supposed to. This also applies prior to reaching the site. Some famous camping sites already have marshals you may need to register to, so be sure to know where you can find them. » Read more: Reminders When Camping