Vango Farnham 600 Review

Our groundsheet arrived today and the rain held off long enough for us to set up the tent. Y'all, this thing is a beast! It wasn't bad to put up at all, my husband and I got it up in about fifteen minutes. I could probably do it on my own, but it wouldn't be… Continue reading Vango Farnham 600 Review


7 Days for $1,500 (or less)!

Can a family of five really get away for seven days for $1,500 or less? Yes! Especially if a couple of your kids are three years old or younger. Two of mine are, but my oldest is eleven so some places charge for him like he's an adult. So it kinda evens out. lol I'm… Continue reading 7 Days for $1,500 (or less)!


Our Camping Wish List

This evening's post is designed to intrigue and inspire you. I want you to think outside the box and really get into tent camping and make your tent your own. So, come on and let's get started! A bunkbed cot. As you probably know by now, I have three kids. My oldest, who is eleven,… Continue reading Our Camping Wish List


Know Before You Go

Today I would like to talk about being prepared before you head out, especially if it's an area you aren't familiar with. I don't want you to be afraid to camp, but you need to be aware of the possible dangers in the wilderness and prepare for them. I recommend looking into predators, snakes, and… Continue reading Know Before You Go


What Do I Need to Tent Camp?

This morning I talked about choosing your tent, which you can find here. We chose the Vango Farnham 600 which I will describe in detail on Tuesday since it will arrive late Monday. We live in the boonies so FedEx and UPS show up after dark some times. Anyway, what do you need for tent… Continue reading What Do I Need to Tent Camp?


Why We Tent Camp

Yesterday I talked about camping near your favorite amusement parks and I talked about how much money you can save. Today I want to tell you more about why my family and I choose to tent camp. A few reasons are financial, but that's not the only reason. My husband and I have owned many… Continue reading Why We Tent Camp


Camping in Summer

It's finally summer - yeah! Now is the time to get out there and do stuff! If you're on a budget that can be daunting. That's why we bought a tent last year. We paid about $150 for a good one, but if you're just getting started you can go cheaper or even buy a… Continue reading Camping in Summer

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Why We Moved From Virginia to Alabama

My husband and I moved from Virginia to Mississippi in April 2007, when I was about seven months pregnant. We were close to the state line so after our son was born we began looking for a home in Alabama because taxes are lower. We were able to buy half an acre of land, an… Continue reading Why We Moved From Virginia to Alabama