5 Ways to Turn Your Camp Out into a Glamp Out

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By Whitney Klenzendorf

Photo Credit: The Resort at Paws Up

Talking about Glamp Out, did you know there’s such a thing as International Glamping Weekend? Yes, apparently that happens every year. Nothing needs awareness like the cause of glamping, right?

But as many readers of this site may agree, I don’t need a designated weekend for an excuse to go camping. I do, however, always look for ways I can make our camp outs special! And often that comes in the form of some “glamping” elements.

Glamping?

For starters, what is glamping? In short, glamping is “glamourous camping.” It means to be out in nature but to keep the roughing it to a minimum.

Glamping means nice sheets, rugs, romantic lighting, fine food, and an air of sophistication.

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It is the juxtaposition of luxury and wide open spaces, soft pillow topped beds and brushy, untamed plains.

There are degrees of glamping….

From high end, lap of luxury resorts in the middle-of-nowhere….

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Photo Credit: The Resort at Paws Up

Such as The Resort at Paws Up (#15 of Best 100 Resorts in World, Conde Nast) and the great safari lodges of Africa…

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Photo Credit: Electrify Mag

…to DIY glamping with fine cotton sheets and Kona coffee over a campfire at a state park.

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The great thing about camping, glamorous or not, is that you are required to pare life down to the simplest of things–what’s absolutely necessary for existence. Glamping adds in the luxurious bits of life, like fine food, dreamy sleeping conditions, and beautiful decor.

You can make your camping experience a glamping experience in these five quick and easy steps. I’ve selected these because they are do-able for a short weekend getaway.  Have fun with it!

Glamp Out Tips

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Get a campsite with electricity and string lights around the entrance to your tent and nearby trees. Even better over a table where you’re preparing food.

This is a fun opportunity to experiment. You can use white Christmas lights, twinkle lights, lanterns, or colored. Use red lights if you plan on star gazing so your eyes can adjust.

Fine Food

Now is the time to go to Central Market or Whole Foods and treat yourself. Fine wines, Advanced S’More Making, Irish oatmeal with fresh fruit and nuts for breakfast, good coffee, etc! Arrange an assortment of fancy cheeses on a cutting board for appetizers. What about zucchini pancakes as a side dish? Sounds yummy to me.

Nice Bedding & Air Mattress

Make a real bed for yourself, with sheets, pillow, and blanket. Don’t use a sleeping bag. Pack your nice pajamas. Note: do not use an air mattress in winter, it wicks away heat and will leave you very cold in the middle of the night.

Glamp Out 7Cute Attire

Have fun with it! I don’t think I’m alone in feeling that half the fun of going out to a nice dinner is getting to dress up, am I right? Same goes for glamping!

One of my biggest problems with the established stereotype of outdoorswomen is that we are a subset of women, a group of folks who are grungey and live in a tree. Au contraire mon frère. We are the girl next door. Coworkers, aunts, moms, and girlfriends. We snapchat, we wear heels, we wear make up, etcetera. So why change when we go camping?

Colorful Rug

Take a small (no larger than 3×5) rug to lay at the entrance to your tent, either inside or outside, whichever you prefer.

Of course, the best decoration–and one you can rarely get at home–is the backdrop. Nothing can compare to a luxurious little tent in the midst of a beautiful landscape.

Glamping Resorts (they do it for you!!)

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Before you go, be sure to check out my Pinterest Board, Glamping Inspiration, for more images to whet your glamping whistle.

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The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine Cookbook

“Who else wants to know how to make sure no one complains about food or goes hungry on your next trip to the great outdoors?”

If you are interested in proving you can put together delicious and nutritious creations with limited ingredients and equipment while in the middle of nature … then this is going to be the most exciting message you ever read.

Here’s why:

The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine CookbookThere is an amazing new book called, The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine Cookbook.” It covers nearly everything you need to know about putting together tasty, nutritious and hearty food that will satisfy even the most fussy and discerning palates easily and really make your trip memorable.

Imagine being able to to have at your fingertips a resource that would mean you don’t miss out on the joys of scrumptious food and meals just because you don’t have all the modern conveniences of home.. Wouldn’t that be great?

Or what about if you could show off how easily you could put together dishes that foodies would be impressed with, using very limited means.. How would that feel if you could do this?

Imagine being able to bring another element of complete enjoyment and fulfillment by providing food that people just do not expect in the wilderness.. It truly is possible, but you need to know how.

That’s what this brand new book could help you to do.

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For one very simple reason :campfire cooking

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Stay glam while camping

Happy Glam woman by her tent.By Betsy Green

Our love of the great outdoors can often be a little less fun when we feel like we have to sacrifice some of our beauty essentials and simply can’t feel as great as we usually do.

Sometimes as women, we can be a little disgruntled about camping as we feel that we simply can’t maintain our usual high standards of living. We love to keep our hair fresh and our makeup flawless, even when we are lying underneath the stars.

The good news? You can still be the most fabulous version of you possible while enjoying the great outdoors and all the wonderful life experiences camping has to offer.

Enjoy luscious locks – every day

Dry ShampooFancy having a beautiful, fresh head of hair every day that isn’t greasy or dirty? We understand that camping can’t always offer you that gorgeous hot shower or bath you and your hair needs which can lead to a tad of frustration cant it ladies.

Say hello to your new best friend, DRY SHAMPOO. Dry shampoo is incredible for taking camping. A quick spray leaves your hair feeling fresh, fragrant and clean. Dry shampoo gives it texture and eliminates grease making it the perfect addition to and glam traveler’s luggage.

A bath in your handbag

Fresh bath wipesWe all know that feeling when we get a little bit grubby when camping if we haven’t had enough access to hot water. The best thing you can do to ensure you stay, look and feel fresh is make sure you have some fresh bath wipes.

These wipes can be used all over your body so you can clean yourself from head to toe without having any embarrassing walks to and from the camp showers. You will feel fresh while smelling delicately fragrant.

Portable urination device

uriwellOk ladies, we all know that sometimes when camping in the middle of the night we are caught short and we simply hate emptying our bladders into a bucket – but hey it beats running across a dark campsite in the dark! Not only is peeing into a bucket awkward it isn’t exactly quiet either.

Your perfect solution – a portable urination device such as a Uriwell or Go Girl. A Uriwell is a portable urination device which is discreet and can go in to your rucksack easily so not only can you use it in your tent you can take it on your travels too should you be out on a trek or long walking expedition. Its unique design includes a hermetically sealed lid minimising odours and spills.

 

The holy trinity of Glam makeup essentials

If you love wearing your makeup and cannot stand being without then when you go camping you need to take 3 essentials – all of which will stay put and keep you feeling confident and glamorous.

waterproof mascaraFirstly, waterproof mascara is a must. This will keep you looking glam even if it rains and will stay on all day. Another option is getting semi-permanent lashes glued in at your local salon.

Secondly a super stay lipstick will ensure you keep your colour all day long with one application!

Last but not least, a tinted moisturiser. This is better than a foundation when camping because it keeps your face moisturised but ensures you get that flawless look.

With these 3 items you can ensure you feel as fresh as a daisy without bringing your whole makeup bag and more!

 

Ladies, camping doesn’t have to mean you have to be a grubby version of yourself! You can stay beautiful and glamorous for the whole duration of your amazing trip enjoying the great outdoors!

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Essential Camping Clothes for the Seasons

By Stephanie McHugh

Women are usually in three basic camps, when it comes to the way they look on outdoor excursions.

Many favor throwing fashion out the window and dressing in their favorite sweatshirt or whatever is most comfortable.

Serious campers focus on function, to be sure clothes perfectly accommodate their adventure.

Then there are the campers who also happen to be lovers of fashion. Why should nature be the only thing worth gawking at, after all? The fashionista camper is also savvy enough to know that stylish clothes perfect for the woods are not ideal for the mall.

Camping fashion for all seasons, above all, should be non-fussy. The following are practical tips that can be adapted for fashion-conscience campers:

Hair and Makeup for all Seasons

Spending a significant amount of time applying makeup is a camping faux pas. The natural look is far more fitting for full-on nature settings. Stick with the usual daily moisturizers and perhaps add some tinted BB Cream with UV protection, maybe a bit of waterproof mascara, and whatever small touches are required to make your natural beauty pop. Then, for the rest of the day, follow one of the cardinal rules of camping, which is: Don’t worry about your looks.

Give some thought ahead of time to what you will do with your hair, since there won’t be a daily shampoo and blow-dry. Ponytails and messy buns are ideal, and wearing a cute camping hat is also perfect. Whether it’s a funky cowboy hat, a cute version of the Indiana Jones hat, or some other style, a hat also serves to provide sun protection.

Winter Camping Fashion

Wear thin, warm layers in winter, and make the first layer cute thermals. Wool is perfect for the middle layer because it retains heat, but many other amazing fabrics are also available today that enhance the winter camping experience. A warm hat is important, and it should provide ear coverage and a dead-air insulating function. Inside of your winter walking boots should be some special socks that reduce moisture, aren’t too tight, and are made for warmth in winter.

Wearing down booties inside your boots is another excellent option. Winter camping outerwear is designed to provide warmth with minimal bulk, to enhance the hiking experience. Mittens are better than gloves, though mitten-gloves are the best option. They will all cover your nail style, but some sacrifices are unavoidable.

Spring and Fall Camping Fashion

The mildest weather for camping is typically experienced in spring and fall. Since major bundling isn’t required, there’s a lot more room to choose clothes that are both functional and flattering. During the day, lightweight denim or twill shorts or pants are ideal.

It may be warm enough to wear a tank top for part of the day, but a long sleeve top for outerwear is also recommended. A sweatshirt with a hood is best for evening and morning, along with thermal tops and leggings. Transitional heat may be needed. Be prepared with wool socks, gloves, lightweight jacket, and a hat.

Summer Camping Fashion

A great way to be stylish on a camping trip in summer is with a breathable lightweight jacket over a tank top. Some styles of jacket provide a little extra protection from sun and from pesky bugs. If your hike warms you up too much, it won’t weigh down your pack if you need to remove the jacket. Adorable styles of vented hiking boots are available to keep your feet cool in the heat. For lounging around the campsite, wear cute sandals with grips on bottom. Bandanas with high style are available that also provide extra protection from insects and UV rays. Of course, pack your favorite swim suit.

What we wear can definitely enhance or detract from our camping experience, and injecting elements of fashion and style is to enjoy the best of two worlds.

 

Towing and Setting up a Camper

By Marian Black

The full responsibility of towing and setting up a camper alone can be intimidating for a woman. Don’t let it be. Cast out fear and take your time. And if all else fails, don’t be afraid to ask a seasoned camper for guidance.

Here are a few pointers to make things go a little smoother.

Hitching up your camper

A good friend or neighbor with experience in campers can help a lot. Most skilled campers are excited to pass their wisdom to a new camper. It doesn’t matter if you think you look inept, ask them to direct you or just stand there and watch to make sure you don’t get in a bind. You may need to a friend to call a second (or even a third) time when being shown how to back into your driveway. The release on the tongue could also be jammed up from lack of regular use (e.g. over the winter time) and might not release easily from the hitch on your vehicle. If so, then lube up everything you can with WD-40 before using it and store WD-40 in your camper’s compartment, along with a hammer to loosen up any jams.

Hooking up your hitch to the camper tongue is a process made easier by another person directing you, as you cannot see the ball from the driver’s seat. When you pull reverse up to the camper with your vehicle, it is nearly impossible to hit the correct spot. A trick to do this effectively is to place a piece of tape dead center of your vehicle and, taking a long flag (like what would be used to mark a gas line), attaching this temporarily to the trailer hitch. This will allow you to get much closer with much less effort.

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Camper tongue released
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Towing

It is recommended that you practice backing up and maneuvering your camper in your driveway or in a large parking lot after-hours. A parking lot will give you plenty of space to make mistakes and figure out how to manipulate the camper into a spot.

When backing a camper, turn the steering wheel the opposite way you want the camper to go. If you want the camper to move toward the right, turn your wheel left until the camper turns enough, and then slowly follow it with your car. Don’t get frustrated, this is hard for everyone at first. Take it slow and you will get the hang of it.

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Camper tongue – Camping for Women

One of the most important details to know about pulling a camper of any weight is to take your automatic transmission vehicle out of overdrive. Keeping a transmission in overdrive under a speed of 60 mph will create extra heat in your engine and transmission and produce heavy wear. Hauling your camper in D3 will use a bit more fuel but should keep your thermostat closer to normal. When on the expressway you can switch back to overdrive to save on fuel.

Before leaving on the trip

Two of the most important things to have are working lights and good chocks. Check your taillights, brake lights and turn signals before each trip. Purchase your chocks from a camper store. The chocks they sell in variety stores are geared toward a trailer parked in your driveway. A good chock made specifically for a camper will give you much peace of mind when your camp site ends up jutting out over a large hill.

At your campsite

Leveling your camper is another challenge. The jacks at each corner are designed for support and stabilization, not leveling. Once the weight of the camper is upon them you won’t be able to crank them much higher. You can level your camper from front to back by placing one inch boards on the ground then backing the camper onto them. You can use several if the campsite slants to the back. Boards should be cut long enough to allow for chocks to sit behind or in front of the wheels. Be sure to store them where they are easily accessible before set up. Small boards or small concrete squares or blocks can also be used under the corner jacks to add height when there is a dramatic slant at one end.

Like most things, it takes some practice to get the hang of it.  Again, don’t be afraid to ask for help if you can’t get it right. Most campers are of the friendly sort and more than ready to help a fellow camper in need.