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Traveling and Camping with Dogs

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Lately I've really had a severe itch to go camping. I usually do go camping in the summer with either the horses or the dogs but the desire has started early! It's too cold at night to camp yet (at least for me...I prefer to camp when I don't have to be bundled in a thick sleeping bag and right now it's still in the low 30s at night) and I can't find any pictures from my camping trips!

So, I know there are people on here who like to camp with their dogs; got any stories? Pictures? Tips? Certain products you use that makes camping easier with your dogs? Anything to calm my camping itch...lol
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Also if you are camping in an area that does not have cell phone coverage, consider having a tag with a local number made up -- if I'm at a state park I use the park office phone #, if I'm at a private campground I use the office phone # with something like "Squash Guest" as the name.
That is an excellent idea and probably one that I wouldn't have thought of. :)

I love all of your pics, guys! Gosh, I don't know if it's helping or making it worse though! lol

And I love the advice too. This thread will be a good reminder when I actually do pack up the tent and hit the road. :)

ETA: Oh and bshadow, I'm in Michigan too! Northern lower. :) Maybe we'll run into each other at a camp ground or something this summer. lol ;)
One tip that I might add, after reading Elliebell's post: A high-vis/reflective/light-up collar to turn on at night if the dogs aren't on leash. We made a light-up collar for our outdoor escapades at home after dark. So much easier to find a mostly black dog at night!
That's a great idea! We've always put glow sticks on the horses' halters at night so we can do a quick head count if we wake up in the night or if they break out of the paddock we set up(which they did last year...thank dog for glow sticks!)
I don't know why I never thought of doing it for the dogs though... :doh:
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