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The Camp Spot News, Issue #6- Tips for Car Camping Enjoyment
June 13, 2005

You all look like happy campers to me. Happy campers you are, happy campers you have been, and, as far as I am concerned, happy campers you will always be.
-Dan Quayle-


June 13, 2005
The Camp Spot News
Issue #6

Editor: Maria at Camp Spot


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Table of Contents

1. Welcome from Camp Spot

2. Camp Spot Updates

3. Featured Article - Great Tips for Car Camping Enjoyment

4. Camping Tip of the Month

5. Camping Recipe

6. Have Your Say, too!

7. Camper Asks A Question

8. Gear Review

9. Camper Shares a Story

10. Camping Joke

11. Reader Survey -What do YOU think?

12. Go Ahead - Tell a Friend!

13. Contact Information



Welcome from Camp Spot!

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The Editor
Maria at Camp Spot


Camp Spot Updates

The site continues to grow, adding new pages, updating older ones.

I have just published a new ebook titled: "Fun Fingerplays for Kids"

Fingerplays are a fun way to keep children entertained on your trip, during boring travel time. They also make a fun addition to camp songs around the campfire. Read all about it here...

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Camping Tip of the Month

If there's room, take the pillow you sleep on at home with you on your next campout. My wife and I car camp and make our tent more comfortable than a nice hotel room.

Dennis - USA

Keep a picture of your children and/or friends with you in case they get lost. Don't think that it won't happen to you.

Stacey - UK

Axes are heavy and not effective in cutting dead wood. I've found that a camping saw works much better.

Carter - TN, USA

Do you have a camping tip to share? Now's the time...
Let's see it in the next issue!


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Camping Recipe

Simple Campfire Breakfast

You'll need:
chopped bell peppers, onions, ham, whatever you like
salt and pepper
small ziplock bags

Put a wide-mouth pot of water on the fire to simmer.

Let camper put their desired eggs and side ingredients in a bag, seal it and mix it all up. Then put the bag in the water, making sure the plastic doesn't touch the edge of the pot, or it'll melt.

Heat a tortilla on the fire, then pour the cooked egg mixture on the tortilla, roll it up and eat.

George TX, USA

Do you have a camping recipe to share? It's now or never...
Let's see it in the next issue!


Have Your Say, too!

Would You Like To Contribute Your Camping Experiences?

You may just see your name in the next newsletter! It's up to you...

I find that articles that are written by campers have something *extra* that non-campers can't always 'capture'.

The knowledge that comes with experience just can't be beaten. So...

Do you have any insights or experience about anything that's camping-related? Do you think it might make a good article for this ezine? Do you have camping tips, jokes, or recipes to contribute?

If you do - then how about sending one???

If you haven't written before, or are worried that your writing skills aren't good enough, please don't worry about it. I'll edit each article so all you need to do is worry about what YOU want to write about!

We have a place designed especially for special submissions. Go ahead and check it out.

Why wait? See if you can join in.


A Camper Asks a Question

Last month we heard the question:

I live in the Western US. Very frequently I encounter thunderstorms on camping trips. Any suggestions for precautions to take during these storms?

Todd K. of CO

Here are some tips:

  • Attempt to get into a building or a hardtop car and keep the windows closed.

  • If no structure is available, as quickly as possible go to an open space and squat low to the ground.

  • If in the woods, find an area protected by a low clump of trees; never stand beneath a singer large tree in the open.

  • Be aware of the potential for flooding in low-lying areas.

  • Kneel or crouch with hands on knees.

  • Avoid tall structures, such as towers, tall trees, fences, telephone lines, or power lines.

  • Stay away from natural lightning rods, such as golf clubs, fishing rods, bicycles, or camping equipment.

  • Stay away from rivers, lakes or other bodies of water.

  • If you are boating or swimming, get to land and find shelter immediately.

  • If you are isolated in a level field and feel your hair stand on end, which indicates that lightning is about to strike, drop your your knees and bend forward, putting your hands on your knees. Do not lie flat on the ground.

Do you have a camping question that you have always wondered about? Send a question today and see it in our May newsletter.



Camping Gear Review

Would you like to review your favorite camping gear? Decide for yourself whether you can share your experience with other campers.
Let's see it in the next issue!


A Camper Shares a Story

By Arthur Grudzinski

Last summer me and my family including our miniature dachshund "Noodle" went to Europe. After couple of days driving across west we entered Poland - our final destination.

Here, we found great spot for camping. Located right in the middle of Seaside Landscape Park in small town called Bialogora. We knew the place from pictures on their web site but never expected that it would be so pretty.

Surrounded by three fishing pounds and horse riding farm near by not to mention short walk to beautiful white sanded beaches. Very first day my wife Agata cached 3 large catfishes.. And if you ask me I go fishing (in Georgia) once in a while but never in my life have I seen it done so easy.

If we could, we would stay there all summer..but we only had 2 more weeks before our son Gabriel had to go back to school. Any way, the good news is that this year we are going back! This time we are flying straight to Gdansk in Poland from where Bialogora is only 1.5 hour drive.

If anyone is looking for family oriented campsite in east Europe we definitely recommend camp Knieja in Bialogora! Very friendly people and surrounding nature makes this location unforgettable.


Arthur Grudzinski is the webmaster of

(Thanks, Arthur for sharing this fun camping experience with us! - Maria)

I invite you to share your favorite camping experiences with us! You can join in, too! Share Your Story



Camping Riddle

An Rv'er was driving in a secluded area, and suddenly got stuck on a flooded road. Within seconds, a tow truck driver pulled up and asked if he needed help. The Rv'er explained that he was stuck.

The tow truck driver offered to help him for $1000.00. The Rv'er angrily said, "I'll bet you have been waiting here all night for the first sucker to come by." "No, It took me half the night to block the stream", said the towman.

Do you have a camping joke to share? Let's see it in the next issue!


Reader Survey - What do YOU think?

Are you ready? Here's this month's question:

Which seasons of the year do you most enjoy camping?
Take the survey

Summer? Winter? Spring? Fall?

Do most people prefer summer camping? Cast your vote and next month we'll see the total results!

Take just a moment to complete this months survey...

Your vote counts!

Stay tuned, we'll publish the results in next month's issue!


In our last issue we asked the question: Have you ever encountered a bear or other potentially dangerous animal while camping?

Here are the results: 98.4% of voters said "Nope, never have." 1.6% said "I've seen one from a distance...Does that count?"

Here are comments from two voters:

The only thing I worry about is snakes but we rarely see one. - NC

No way! Just too many bugs... - TX

So I gather that most campers aren't really too worried about wild animals on their camping trips. :)


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Contact Information

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Stay tuned, the next issue of the Camp Spot News is scheduled for July 11, 2005!

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