California Camping Tips For Car Camping Trips

Photo of Troy Meadows from EncinoMom.tv's California Living, Car Camping Tips

California Camping – Tips for a car camping trip to the mountains. EncinoMom’s Lisa Keating preps for a California camping trip to the mountains to beat summer heat in this episode of California Living. Summer days in local mountains are … continue reading . . .

GSI Outdoors Kitchen Set

GSI Outdoors Kitchen Set

EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: GSI Outdoors Kitchen Set Here’s the latest iteration of the outdoor kitchen set from GSI. I added a can opener (not that I take many cans camping, but I’d hate to face a hungry crew … continue reading . . .

Coleman Enamel Dinnerware Set

Coleman Enamel Dinnerware Set

EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Coleman Enamel Dinnerware Set I love enamel dishes. They work well for camping because they are nearly indestructible, feel like real dishes (well they are, after all) and are relatively lightweight, compared to stoneware. They … continue reading . . .

NAVY BLUE BANDANA

NAVY BLUE BANDANA

EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: NAVY BLUE BANDANA A bandana is a must-have camping accessory! I like classic navy blue which is very dark, but choose your favorite color – just make sure it’s 100% cotton. Use it to tame … continue reading . . .

Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife

EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Victorinox Swiss Army Pocket Knife Wine opener for California style camping, bottle opener, screwdriver, scissors (indispensable), tweezers and more, make this the knife to have with you on your trip – and this price is … continue reading . . .

Tupperware Lunch ‘n Things Container

Tupperware Lunch 'n Things Container

EncinoMom’s All American Camp Store: Tupperware Lunch ‘n Things Container Similar to the one I used in this video: https://youtu.be/qbj_KWnN16c (at 2:04). Mine has a white lid, dark blue bottom and is several years old. Handy for camping, pic-nics and left … continue reading . . .

Bug Band Insect Repellent Towelettes

Bug Band Insect Repellent

EncinoMom Father’s Day Gift Guide: Bug Band Insect Repellent Towelettes   These Deet free towelettes are great to slip into a golf bag or back pack. We like their Bug Band bracelets, too. Keep Dad from getting eaten alive if … continue reading . . .

Falling For Santa Fe

view of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

We took a road trip on route 66 headed for Santa Fe New Mexico.  We wanted to see for ourselves what the City Different was all about. I have to tell you we fell hard and I’m not just saying … continue reading . . .

Whitewater Mattress Ride

Still from our Whitewater Air Mattress Adventure in Yosemite.

Laugh along with us as we turn the air mattress from our tent into a whitewater flotation device! With only flip flops for paddles we flew in the face of conventional wisdom, printed warnings and good judgement and launched a … continue reading . . .

Summer Breeze, Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe

Photo of Strawberry Bruschetta being served with tent pitched in the distance.

Strawberry Bruschetta Recipe, inspired by a Pinterest post. This easy recipe for Strawberry Bruschetta is great for serving outdoors this summer when temperatures soar. The fresh and unexpected flavor of slightly sweetened strawberries with olive oil, mellow balsamic vinegar, salt, … continue reading . . .

E-Mom Shop

The Mom Shop! Welcome to our E-Mom Shop   On this page you’ll find EncinoMom’s hand picked gift guides. Some items are available through Amazon and our other affiliates. All items featured here have been selected by us because of … continue reading . . .

Amazing Arizona Route 66 Side Trips

Williams, AZ In the charming, Frontier-town buildings, you can watch a Wild West gunfight before taking an old steam train into the Grand Canyon. We’ve even camped in one of the Williams KOA Kamping Kabins, and relived the adventures of … continue reading . . .

Eureka! Columbia, California, Historic Gem

The Gold Rush in Columbia, California started in March 1850 by some Mexican miners in this scenic town in the mountains of Tuolumne County. Although the handful of men secretly moved their camp to the place where they had discovered … continue reading . . .

Spring Ahead Backyard Campout

What a fun way to celebrate setting the clocks ahead an hour! What better way to spend a short Saturday night than camping out in your own backyard? Friends joined in for scary story time around the fire and S’mores … continue reading . . .

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