Stories of Camping Adventures

CAPPER's readers share their camping adventures and stories of roughing it in the wilderness.
Heart of the Home
July/August 2013
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A couple uses the car window to help them create a makeshift tent on their camping adventure.
Illustration By Wayne Stroot


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Camping is a favorite and inexpensive summer activity for many folks. Roughing it in the wilderness can be an adventure, or sometimes a misadventure. While some enjoy tent camping, others prefer the luxury of a camper. Either way, the experiences are many, and the memories made from sleeping under the stars, fishing or boating with loved ones, and the thrill of campfire cooking are sure to be treasured.

Here are some stories from CAPPER’s readers about their camping adventures.

Camping Adventures

Tent Camping Proved Challenging
Roughing It Was Disastrous
Camping Trip Turns Stormy in Great Basin National Park
Campfire Cooking Was Best Part of Camping
Former Girl Scout Shared Camping Know-How
Family Camping and Fishing Trip

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In most parts of the country, winter means snow. As the season approaches, are you excited for the first snowfall or do you dread it — and why? What’s the worst snowfall or snowstorm you remember? Send us your snow stories, with a photograph or two (jpeg, at least 300 dpi) if available, and we’ll publish our favorites in a future issue. We’ll also feature a few on our website. Please email stories and photos to tsmith@cappers.com or send them to Grit and CAPPER’s Editorial, Attn: Heart of the Home Department, 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. If you mail your photos to us and would like them back, please send an appropriate-sized self-addressed stamped envelope for their return.








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