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July 6, 2020
Suggested Camping Packing List

Wondering what to bring to Melanated Campout or what to pack on your camping trip? Here's a checklist to get you started.

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February 20, 2019
What to cook while Camping

Many people say meals cooked at camp taste better than regular meals but what they forget to talk about is the painstaking process that is involved in cooking at camp.

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February 19, 2019
3 ways Glamping is different than camping

Glamping is another name for luxury camping and is derived from "Glamorous camping". When people camp Glamping-style they have accommodations that are much more glamorous than the normal accommodations found inside your tent. Think of it as camping in a tent but prettied up.

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February 18, 2019
Tubing? What’s that?

Yes, you probably saw it on the Melanated campout schedule for the camping event in June that there would be tubing on Saturday and you're probably wondering just what the hell tubing is? Despair not, everything will be explained in this post.

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December 17, 2018
Black People Camp!

The myth: Black people don't camp

A few years ago, during the summer, I decided to go on a camping trip and wondered if I could convince any of friends go (yes, my friends are black). I went to visit Shunte’ in her home and was happy to see Jocelyn there. After greeting each other and joking around, I finally popped the question.

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December 10, 2018
All about RVs

What is an RV?

RV, an abbreviation of Recreational Vehicle, is a vehicle that is designed with living quarters and facilities for accommodation.

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December 3, 2018
What is there to do during the Melanated Campout Event?

Like what the hell do we do on a camping trip?

I remember my first camping trip, I'd been forced to go with my grandmother. It seemed like a silly thing to do, especially when I'd just planned to stay home watching my favorite series. I just couldn't understand the fun thing that we could do while camping. After that camping trip, I went on many other camping trips because I had so much fun I wondered why I hadn't considered going camping earlier.

And you're much more lucky than I am if you're going for the Melanated Campout event in June because there are so many fun things to do.

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November 22, 2018
Camping 101

Camping 101

Going camping can be a relaxing experience filled with adventure that helps provide a great wealth of health advantages. Camping is a great way to alleviate stress, create bonding time with partners, family and friends. When was the last time you had a perfect opportunity to get fresh air, unplug from the daily stress of city or urban life and connect with nature? If you had to think about the answer, it's time to go camping.

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November 15, 2018
Different types of sleeping options while camping


The reason why many black people outdoor decide to go camping is to unplug from the stress of modern life, leave civilization behind and get in touch with nature. However, this does not mean that they cannot enjoy the joys of good sleep while camping which is why there are many sleeping options in Blacks camps.

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November 8, 2018
Why camp?

Why camp?

It's fun folks! I know...I know...I know it may seem like a far fetched idea to want to leave the comfort of your home to go camping. Bugs? Animals? No water? No electricity? Why “slum” it? Well, camping is what you make of it. You can go old school primitive…or… you can elevate the experience. Trade in the idea of a sleeping bag for a queen size air mattress. Light tiki torches and set up electronic bug zappers to keep the insects away. Bring a throw rug. Did you know you can now buy fast pitch spacious tents which hardly take any time to set-up?

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