Tents and camping in Montana just seem to go together - camping in a tent gives you special bonding moments with precious memories you will never forget.
With prices so high on everything, tent camping makes it possible for you to have cheap family vacations! You don't have to pay a lot to stay in a hotel - you don't have to buy costly restaurant meals - you don't have to put out a lot of money for entertainment!
Even though we now have a 5th wheel trailer for spending the winters in Arizona, we still love camping in a tent - it is so special!
Tents and camping in Montana means...
Sleeping in tents and camping in Montana could easily be one of your favorite family vacations.
More and more, people are realizing that tents and camping are perfect for inexpensive family vacations. Even if you don't have camping equipment, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg to buy what you need. The basics that you will need are a tent, a ground tarp, a sleeping bag and air mattress, a lantern, a camp stove and coolers.
One really good benefit of camping in a tent is that you can find many, many places for free tent camping. Even if you stay in national forest service campgrounds, the fees are very low.
Did you know you can even stay in RV parks with a tent - maybe you want an electrical hook up - or to be able to use the showers?
Some of the tent styles available for you:
If you have room to pack them, here are some good additional items you might consider for tents and camping:
Tents and camping allows you to try different methods of camp cooking. You're sure to find some that will be your favorites.
Campfire Cooking Recipes are fun to make - usually the whole family wants to be involved. When you are sleeping in tents and camping, food always taste so wonderful! Have you ever tried campfire pizza? You'll be pleasantly surprised!
You will want to have a campfire cooking grate or a campfire tripod for cooking over a campfire. And there is always the hot dog roasted on a campfire fork - kids love these (and most adults do too!)
Camping Cook Stoves are easy to use and fast to set up - just hook up to propane and you are set. You can get either a 2 burner camp stove or a 3 burner camp stove or even just 1 burner - it all depends on your needs. You can cook anything on these stoves and a cast iron skillet works especially well for cooking bacon and eggs.
Charcoal Grill Cooking and using a Gas Camping Grill are also easy ways of camp cooking. Charcoal takes time to get to the right cooking stage, but if you plan ahead - a steak tastes heavenly cooked on charcoal! There are so many good outdoor grilling recipes - be sure to try some.
Then there is Cooking In A Dutch Oven - claimed by many to be the only way. Anything you make at home can be cooked in a Dutch oven. Can't you already smell the Dutch oven peach cobbler or the Dutch oven pot roast?
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Having a tent camping checklist is a good habit to get into and with tent camping, it is essential. If you are like me, you have probably arrived at your camp site only to realize you have forgotten something really important at home.
Tents and camping - something so special for great affordable family vacations you will never forget!
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