I am a father and husband who enjoys being with the family and being outdoors. This is my opportunity to bring those things together and hopefully help inspire and educate others to do the same. My family and friends will be posting information here about our trips, reviews of gear, gear lists, planning assistance, and more.
I have talked a lot about how to plan for family camping trips and some of it may seem a bit daunting. Well, I just received an email with a link to a program which may make your first camping experience a little easier. It is put on by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). I though this was a great idea and kudos to the TPWD for putting this together.
The TPWD has created the Texas Outdoor Family program, which is designed to teach you and your family the basic outdoor skills you need to enjoy a great overnight camping experience. Here are some of the skills they cover.
How to set up and break down camp (including your tent)
How to use a GPS
Introductions to a wide range of outdoor activities (such as fishing, kayaking, wildlife watching) depending on the site location, facilities and the season of the year
Here's a short video on the program.
I hope some of you get to leverage this program and will report back how it went.