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Tips for Camping with Dogs

Follow these tips for camping with dogs from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Your dog is a part of your family. When you go on a family camping trip, it only seems natural your canine family member should come with, too. Camping with dogs can be fun, but you also need to be prepared and know what your dog will need for a successful camping trip. Follow these tips from Blain’s(…)

How to Mount A Cargo or Bike Rack

Whether you’re going hiking, camping, or biking, a hitch-mounted cargo rack or bike rack can make your trip much easier. You can carry your bikes or supplies outside of your vehicle without having to lift them up top and risk scuffing or scratching your car’s paint. They can allow you extra room in the cab to make your trip more comfortable, and give you more room for other supplies inside(…)

5 Ways to Stay Cool When You’re Camping

Beat the heat on your next camping trip with these tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. As summer approaches, it’ll be time to get out the camping gear. A family camping trip is a great time to make memories and explore the great outdoors. Unfortunately, sometimes the great outdoors includes unbearable heat. Without the comforts of home–and air conditioning–you’ll need some creative ways to stay cool when you’re around the(…)

4 Tips for Winter Camping

Have a fun and safe time winter camping with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Camping is a staple summer activity. It can even be a fun time for the whole family in fall. But you can also go winter camping. Camping in winter is a great way to get outdoors when you’re fighting cabin fever. With the right equipment and preparation, you can have a blast in the snow. 1. Layer(…)

Protecting Your Campsite from Animals

Follow our tips for protecting your campsite from wild animals. Camping is a great way to get away from it all and enjoy nature. You and your family can explore the great outdoors and come back to a cozy campsite for meals around the perfect campfire. However, the food for those meals is the perfect way to attract wild animals. You need to know how to properly store your food(…)

How to Build a Campfire

Build the perfect campfire with help from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Sitting around a warm campfire is one of the best parts of camping. You can cook s’mores, tell ghost stories and just have a good time with everyone on your camping trip. 1. Make a Fire Pit If your campsite doesn’t have a designated fire site, or you’re out in the wilderness, you’ll need to make a fire pit.(…)

Hiking Boots Buyer’s Guide

Find the right hiking boots for your next hiking or backpacking trip. Having the right pair of hiking boots can make or break a trip in the great outdoors. Boots can be too loose, too tight, too heavy, too thin…the list goes on. Different trails, terrain and gear all require different footwear. Be comfortable on the trails (and off) with the right pair of hiking boots. Before you start shopping(…)

Poisonous Plants While Camping

Learn how to identify some of the poisonous plants you may see while camping. Camping in the great outdoors is a fun time for you and your family. You get to sleep outside, go on hikes, hit the bike trails, etc. You have to remember, though, you’re at the mercy of Mother Nature. It’s important to know how to identify poisonous plants while you’re camping. Some might leave you with(…)

6 Backyard Camping Tips

If you’re like most families, you might not necessarily have time to pack up and get away for an entire weekend. Camping in your backyard is an easy and fun way for your family to spend time together doing something you might not normally get to do! Below are a few suggestions for your backyard camping adventure. Try it this weekend! Backyard Camping Tips 1. Pick a good night for(…)

Camping Checklist

Your next family camping trip will be hassle free with our camping checklist. Packing for a family camping trip can seem like a daunting task. You have to remember everything, from the tent to the food to emergency survival gear. Use our camping checklist to get started. All you need to do is get the gear and the family ready for a great adventure. Cooking Food Prep Think about what(…)

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