The Alaska Rules of Camping


Our family just got back from our Annual Family Camping Trip. I must say it is one of the things I look forward to most each summer. In 10+ years of making our pilgrimage into the woods for some summertime R&R, we have learned a few tricks and set a few family camping rules:

  • Tent camping only! None of this RV / camper stuff. Canvas should be the only thing between you and nature.


  • No need for flashlights. It’s Alaska in the summer – it never gets dark.
  • You can never pack too many blue tarps. Being dry and staying dry are very important.
  • Always cook over an open fire. These propane camp stoves take all of the adventure out of the process.(And being married to a gourmet cook really adds to the adventure!)


  • Take the people you love most with you. Nothing brings people together more than a roaring fire, melted chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows on a stick!





  1. Love those camping rules! You are guaranteed a special time by following them! I am no gourmet cook, but I was tickled to know that we do use the same ingredients for my favorite, S’mores!


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