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Old 05-20-2018, 11:30 AM
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Default Any Camping Guide for Beginners

Hi Folks,
I'm new to camping.
I'm looking for any beginners Camping or hammock camping guide if anyone can share with me.

Thanks
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:52 PM
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Not sure what info you looking for.
I googled:
The Campers guide to alberta parks.pdf
I have picked up this booklet at smaller registries in the past few years. Very good info for camping.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:58 PM
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Most folk learn as they go. Some things you always need and others are just nice to have. Can't help you with a guide as I learnt by doing.
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Old 05-20-2018, 02:10 PM
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It's one hundred years old...but is considered a timeless classic that still has great info. Read it, absorb it...and then others here have said, just get out and do it.
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/048...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 05-20-2018, 05:53 PM
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Over 20 years old. Another timeless classic

https://www.amazon.ca/Deliverance-Ja...ds=deliverance
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:07 PM
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over 20 years old. Another timeless classic

https://www.amazon.ca/deliverance-ja...ds=deliverance
wow!!
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:25 PM
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Over 20 years old. Another timeless classic

https://www.amazon.ca/Deliverance-Ja...ds=deliverance
If you hear banjo's RUN!
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:27 AM
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I'm not sure what type of guide you looking for maybe this could be helpful for you
https://www.outdoorfederation.com/be...ammock-camping
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:12 AM
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My must haves for any campsite are a tarp, rope, bungee cords so the wind doesn't rip the gromets on the tarp, good sharp axe and bow saw.

If it rains, you'll be glad you flew a tarp. If it's sunny and hot, you'll be glad you flew a tarp.

Coffee pot...and coffee.

Thermorest

Giant can of Off.

Propane stove, lighter/matches.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:07 AM
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Brings me back to when my wife and I went on our first camping trip when we were just starting out.
A tent, and a cooler for drinks, and a kerosene lantern. And we stopped at value village on our way out and bought a pot to boil water in for instant coffee.
That was more than enough equipment to camp in a provincial park.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:12 PM
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If you hear banjo's RUN!

Squealing also not recommended.
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:03 PM
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baby wipes is better then toilet paper . multi-tool and Swiss army knife are handy to have around .

or if you stick to one of these camp site with a shower... be sure to bring $1 coins
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:09 PM
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Lots of bug spray
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:12 PM
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Lol. Camping guide ........
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Old 05-21-2018, 02:15 PM
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Lots of good info.

For getting started there are "Otentix" and "Comfort Camping" in Provincial and Federal Camp grounds. Basically its a tent that has been set up in advance with all the supplies. You can get a taste of camping and go on from there.

There is a wide spectrum from backpack tenting to mega RVs. Idea is to have fun and enjoy beautiful nature. For starting choose someplace closer to other attractions e.g Banff, Jasper etc. In case you are getting bored there are other things to do as well.

Best of luck.
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Old 05-21-2018, 03:31 PM
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For hammock specific info I would hit youtube. I assume you mean the ultralight backpacking ones? They are niche, so I would imagine most references in books will be dated or very brief.

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If you hear banjo's RUN!
Now that's funny most guys in their 20s wouldn't get that though

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Old 05-21-2018, 03:49 PM
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Everything you need to know about camping just watch Fubar 1

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Old 05-21-2018, 04:14 PM
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Kevin Callan happy camper videos on youtube cover plenty of camping topics.
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:07 PM
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Double post.
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Old 05-23-2018, 03:03 PM
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Set up tent, get wood, build fire, cook meat, go on adventure, return with good story, build bigger fire, drink beer, smoke doobie, look at stars, go to sleep, wake up early, go for a swim, build fire, drink beer, plan day 2......repeat, repeat, repeat

Oh, and don't complain about minor problems....burnt food? who cares, you're camping... warm beer? who cares your camping.....kids don't want to go to bed? who cares you're camping.

Be respectful to nature and other campers and hopefully that feeling will be returned to you. Have fun
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Old 05-24-2018, 04:59 AM
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Lots of bug spray
Yeah one of the most important thing
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:09 PM
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Go to https://reserve.albertaparks.ca
Choose bigger camp site close to your place. Reserve your time (you can start from 1-2 nights). Take a tent, sleeping bag and pad, axe, lighter, cooler with food and beverage, water jug, flashlight and you will be fine. You may also want portable butane stove, pot, sort of disposable dishes, knife and fire starter. They usually sold fire wood at the site entrance.
Just start doing that and you can easily figure out what else you want to bring with you.
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Old 05-24-2018, 01:39 PM
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Go camping with someone who already does. Youll pick it up quick
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:25 PM
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Set up tent, get wood, build fire, cook meat, go on adventure, return with good story, build bigger fire, drink beer, smoke doobie, look at stars, go to sleep, wake up early, go for a swim, build fire, drink beer, plan day 2......repeat, repeat, repeat

Oh, and don't complain about minor problems....burnt food? who cares, you're camping... warm beer? who cares your camping.....kids don't want to go to bed? who cares you're camping.

Be respectful to nature and other campers and hopefully that feeling will be returned to you. Have fun
Aaaaaaand here is the campin guide. Good stuff!!! One more thing is bear spray, buy two cans, use the first on your buddy to make sure you are familiar with it.

Save second can for bear.... or for buddy if he's wielding an axe for the first can deal. Good to go.
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:51 PM
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New campers should always know to pitch their tents in places the bears won't bother them.
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Old 05-24-2018, 06:35 PM
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Tent. Bug spray. Beer.
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