The U.S. National Forest Campgrounds Guide website, www.forestcamping.com, is a wealth of information about developed campgrounds in all 176 national forests and grasslands across the country. It is basically an encyclopedia, straight forward and impersonal. Suzi’s Blog adds a little personal touch to the ForestCamping.com website with postings about our experiences, adventures, and discoveries along with other postings related to camping, national forests and grasslands, and family fund.
I am Suzi Dow and I hope you will find something interesting, something helpful, something informative, but mostly something that will help you get out and discover our national forests and grasslands.
It may seem counter-intuntive but this is a great time of year to go hiking in a national forest near you. However, before you hit the trail, make sure you’re prepared These hiking guidelines will help you stay safe and comfortable when you hit the trails. ● Check the weather so you can be prepared Read More >>
I might be the worse coffee maker in the country. I like coffee but have never be able to master making a good cup. However, you will find coffee filters in both my brick and stick house and motorhome. Here are ten reasons: 1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters Read More >>
I want a T-shirt with this on the back — Camping Rules: Nap Often Watch the sunset Wake up smiling Sit by the fire Relax and unwind Eat s’mores Make memories Drink a cold one Visit with friends Be grateful for this day
What to you call a deer with no eyes? No-Eye-Deer
Are you prepared to travel in bad weather to your favorite national forest winter play area? First, collect two large coffee cans, then read Car Survival Kit for a Blizzard. And stay safe. FYI : This photograph was taken in Arizona, mid-October!
Two personal favorites. Both were written awhile ago by pioneering women who had a good idea of what today’s men are like. Nice to know through our share experiences somethings just don’t change. From Westering Women – One woman’s “receet” for washing clothes: 1. bild fire in back yard to het kettle of rain water. Read More >>
It was fun watching Sunday’s football games in the snow, especially from my nice warm livingroom. But, as winter’s cold settles in, we should remember our many feathered friends. I think they would appreciate some bread crumbs, or better yet a scattering of bird seeds, and a dish of fresh water as winter’s grip becoming Read More >>
T-day leftover menu of Stone soup, Sweet Potato Rolls, and Whipped Cranberry butter
My daughter introduced me to a very strange looking food stuff called Nori. Its looks like a green piece of paper and has the salty taste of the ocean, like if you lick you lips after walking on beach on a windy day. It is crisp and crunches like a potato chip but melts in Read More >>
In the USA, there are 122 ski areas in 13 states using a total of 182,095 acres of Forest Service-managed land offering downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing opportunities. How many can you name? Don’t feel bad if you can only name a handful. Most Forest Service employees can’t do much better. Click here for Read More >>