Our tent arrived during one of those great Alabama summer storms, complete with thunder and lightning! So, we will put it up and share pictures tomorrow after the groundsheet arrives. Since the tent arrived and the groundsheet did not, it's camping alone in Georgia, I'm going to use this as a teaching moment. The groundsheet… Continue reading Rain, Rain, Go Away!
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
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
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?
Yesterday I promised you a blog post about gear. Well, what is the most important piece of camping gear? Your tent! It's where you will essentially be living for a weekend, a week, or longer so you need to buy a good one. My husband and I spent days looking at tents and researching all… Continue reading Selecting Your Tent
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
Today I want to introduce you to Amusement Park Camping!! No, you can't actually park inside your favorite amusement park, but you can usually find a campground nearby. Some times they're owned by the park, other times they're private. To save even more, and get cash back on your trip, I recommend downloading Groupon and… Continue reading Amusement Park Camping
Before you go on an extended camping trip you need to be prepared. Part of preparing is doing an inventory of your gear and knowing how it all works. Once you feel confident that you have everything you need then you'll have to test it. You want to do this close to home, in case… Continue reading Preparing For Your Trip
If you have been following Alabama Half Acre at all you probably noticed the new logo, theme, etc. Yes, I have a good reason for doing this. I have decided to focus on the nearly lost art of tent camping and re-introduce Americans to this wonderful pastime. My husband and I have been tent camping… Continue reading Why I Revamped This Blog
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