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camping tips

It's the ultimate summer escape.
As you get your camping gear together and head out into the woods for one last hurrah, we've put together a little weekend campfire recipe collection for you. Just because you're off playing in the dirt, doesn't mean you have to resort to the sadness that is instant noodles.
Everything tastes better when cooked over a campfire.
Camping is a quintessential Canadian summer activity. There are campgrounds of all shapes and sizes offering a whole host of different activities and amenities from hiking to birdwatching to canoeing. But, come summertime, one of the best amenities you can find at a campground is a beach. Luckily, there are quite a few options for Canadians looking to pitch their tent near a stretch of soft sand.
Lyme disease can be serious. It is spread to humans through the bite of an infected, blacklegged tick. And health officials are seeing an increase in the number of cases in the province. They've been rising since 2011, and we're seeing more black-legged tick populations in new areas of the province, especially in wooded areas.
Yup! That just happened! Ol, take a deep breath. Since we are so close to Friday, we thought we would give you another reason to look forward this weekend's campfire cookout. This is a side dish that Ron Swanson would approve of. And yes, these bacon-wrapped onion rings are every bit as delicious as they look!
Navajo fry bread is an iteration of bannock that is used as a delicious base for any topping. Use it to make tacos or as a base for chill. Just about any topping (savory or sweet) goes well with this fry bread recipe.
Who knew you could make spoons from a Coca-Cola bottle?
Yay you caught a fish! Well done Indiana Jones, now you can really impress your camp buddies by cleaning it and serving it for dinner. It's easy to fillet or clean a fish, just take your time and work carefully and you will master this great life skill in no time.
Backwoods camping and you snagged yourself a nice fish? You can have good old English fish and chips without the fuss of making a batter or needing vats of boiling water. Now all you need for this awesome campfire recipe is a bag of salt and vinegar chips and you're good to go!
Venture into the woods in the summer, and your conviction to "be more natural" goes flying out the window as the bugs come flying in. Soon you're interspersing your body slap 'bug dance' with sprays of chemical repellents that are all good and well until some gets in your mouth.
If you are cooking Kraft Dinner from a box (you know, the tangerine-coloured treat that forms the backbone of every Canadian camping trip?), then you're missing out. You should be eating like a king when you're playing in the dirt, and we're here to help.
These campfire recipes are easy and more fun than you can, well, shake a stick at!
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